EXCLUSIVE MIX –
V.S. VERSUS INNER EAR RECORDS, Greece
For our nineteenth exclusive episode in a series of mixes which pitch Velvet Sheep versus some of our favourite musical compadres, we are very happy to welcome Inner Ear Records with a mixtape of some of their roster, representing many of the very best bands and artists in Greece including CHICKN, The Noise Figures, Σtella, Tango With Lions, A Victim of Society and Sundayman plus tons more. Stratos Psilos of Inner Ear is just off to see Ty Segall for the first time after a monster month of releases, but found time to drop me this line to intro the label to the uninitiated…
“Born in 2007 Inner Ear Records is based on the Greek city of Patras. It began as a one-man label and is currently grouped with a whole team specialized in promotion, new media and sales. Inner Ear is currently Greece’s leading indie music label, home to some of the most interesting new local bands but also to some very famous Greek artists.
They are mainly focused on English-speaking alternative rock, pop and modern folk music but they keep horizons and ears open to any other genre.
Surprisingly enough for a small indie label, they have achieved major successes in a short period of time: local media awards, graphic design awards for album artwork, exceptional media reviews. They have also brought back to life the vinyl experience. Last but not least they have built a dedicated audience of music lovers that still consume music.”
Here’s the tracklist:
01. Chickn – “Am I Cher”
02. The Noise Figures – “Taste Like Time”
03. A Victim Of Society – “The Quick and the Dead”
04. Bazooka – “Zougla”
05. Night Knight – “Between My Legs”
06. Whereswilder – “This Feeling”
07. Baby Guru – “Before Sundown”
08. Jef Maarawi – “Forest”
09. The Man From Managra – “You Can Keep your Winters”
10. Tango With Lions – “The Go Betweens”
11. Illegal Operation – “Down”
12. Gravitysays_i – “Quantum Unknown (Riveted Eye)”
13. Gioumourtzina – “Russian Market”
14. May Roosevelt – “Air”
15. Sundayman – “Alive”
16. Σtella – “Works For You”
And here’s the mix itself…it’s a real treat, some great garage, worldy Goat-esque psych and Bonnie Prince Billy inspired alt. folk…enjoy…!
THANKS VERY MUCH TO MUCH TO STRATOS PSILOS FROM INNER EAR RECORDS AND TO ALL THE BANDS.
MORE INFO ON THE LABEL BELOW:
Inner Ear Records
31 Old National Road Patras – Korinthos
265 00 Akteo, Patras, Greece