Posts Tagged DIY

Video: Keep Shelly In Athens — “California Birds (ABADABAD Cover)”

The downtrodden synth-pop of Keep Shelly In Athens is somewhat mesmerizing. There’s an eclectic blend of all kinds of electronic elements that seems to create this dreamy soup for ears to swim in. Their new EP Our Own Dream has been out for 10 days now, and everything I’ve heard has lulled me into some kind of weird stupor, where I feel as though I’m wandering through a forest just before the sun has set in the sky, and there’s that weird twilight that casts everything in odd shadows. What I’m trying to say is, it’s largely about a mood with this Grecian band, and I dig the vibe they’re putting out.

This video is kind of adorable, as it features nothing but shots of a cutie-patootie toddler wandering around in natural settings, generally having a good time. It’s about as trippy as the song itself, which is a track by ABADABAD remixed by Keep Shelly In Athens. Check out the video and a few KSIA tracks below, and soak in the strange peace.

Keep Shelly in Athens – Lazy Noon by Keep Shelly in Athens

Keep Shelly In Athens – DIY by The Wounded Jukebox 

Keep Shelly in Athens – Our Own Dream by Keep Shelly in Athens

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Introducing — Dog & Panther: “Giant Hands”

Dog & Panther are an indie electronic/folk outfit from Michigan who give off a serious Death Cab for Cutie vibe. There’s something magical about this song “Giant Hands” — with its sonic pulses, wonderful chimes, hand-tambourine flourishes, raked electric guitar and floating background vocals — and I found myself repeating it multiple times in the middle of the night.

And just where did the sounds come from for “Giant Hands”? Watch a really cool behind-the-scenes video that shows you what kind of trial and error can go into DIY, in-home recording sessions. It’s really remarkable, actually. And it made me love the song — and the band — that much more.

In addition to the Giant Hands EP, the band has a full-length entitled What Happened that you can purchase from their bancamp page.

Dog & Panther – Giant Hands by The Wounded Jukebox

Giant Hands EP Cover Art

You never told me I was pretty / You just drove the wrong way home

You never thought that I was ready / You just lied to make me whole

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