if you haven’t heard already, sarah p. stepped away from her vocal duties in keep shelly in athens over the weekend, citing a desire to pursue other projects. it’s a bummer of a piece of news to hear, and something sarah gave no indication of in her interview with dimestore saints last year, but there is a bittersweet silver lining. in honor of her departure, keep shelly in athens has offered up “old time glory,” a new/old track, to stream and download via soundcloud. you can check that out below.
keep shelly in athens will soldier on. the band announced that they will continue with a new lead singer and guest collaborations, and that a new album can be expected later this year. but for now, let’s take a moment and remember what a critical factor sarah p. was in establishing the band’s early success.