The Athens-based indie duo arrived in Los Angeles’ outlet Friends of Friends with the Now I’m Ready LP, their second album. The new album expresses each individual effort from the group members following the frontwoman Sarah’s decision to leave the band. Other singles from the album include “Benighted” and the self-titled “Now I’m Ready” with featured music from Ocean Hope.
Early last year, Keep Shelly in Athens announced that frontwoman Sarah P. was leaving the band. But in November of last year, the band released a single, “Fractal,” and a new singer named Myrtha. Keep Shelly In Athens has been releasing projects with recording studios like Cascine, Gorilla vs. Bear label arm Forest Family and British heavyweight Planet Mu. The band has announced tour dates following the release of the new album that starts in October of this year. The band has been hoping to overcome the obstacle that one key component of the group may have left, but their new album might also lead into an understanding of what keeps them going while others move on and follow another path, leaving others an example to by in their wake.
The group has undergone some major changes in their sound, following the arrival of their new frontwoman and band member, Myrtha. The sound being resonated in the new single is almost dreamlike, as if the band wishes for the continuing success while the lineup often changes overtime. The group has been successful so far, the tracklisting for their new album almost looks like a list of things to do in order to continue on the developing path that will widen or narrow overtime, given the rising popularity of their songs and albums that have been currently released.