The Troubleman Unlimited / Italians Do It Better label head streamlines the Athens goth-poppers’ lead single.
Keep Shelly in Athens’ ‘Madmen Love’ grows from sinister, dubstep-nodding beginnings into a densely layered bit of industrial pop. The remix by Mike Simonetti, on the other hand, reworks pop into house, building an anxious bodyjacker that revels in tension.
Stream the remix and the original below. ‘Madmen Love’ is the first single from the duo’s debut full-length album, due out this Fall on NY-London experimental label Cascine. Italians Do It Better, which Simonetti runs with Johnny Jewel, recently announced a slate of reissues.