Easy Rock From Post-Lovers

Post-Lovers is the Athens, Greece based project of Eleni Karageorgou. She’s got a new track out called “Melbourne,” which is part of her debut 7″. The song exposes some of what Karageorgou has in store for you– intimate indie rock in a minimalist setting. There’s a lovely level of sincerity and ease with this track and its jangly guitars and warm vocals, but I’m also digging the moments when the song picks up a bit as well. Check it out below and then go pick it up from the “A Distant Victory Singles Club” that Inner Ear Records is doing.

Irresistible Pop From Fever Kids

Fever Kids is the project ofΣtella and Alex Z, based out of Athens, Greece. The duo has been making music together since 2011 and they’re about to make your day with this killer track “Living In Fame.” Starting low with just some na-na-nas, the song builds upon itself with a groovy bass line, simmering percussion and sweet and lucid vocals ofΣtella leading the tune. It channels new-wave pop of yesteryear and chill-wave vibes of today, but also makes you want to head out on the town and dance away your troubles.This song is the perfect example of understated dance pop that will slowly creep its way into your daily listening cycles.

Take a listen below and then get ready for the release of this song as a 7″ single on July 3 via Inner Ear Records.

 

Two New Tracks From Melt Mountain

Today’s band that you should acquaint yourself hail from the far reaches of Athens– no, not Athens, GA, but the literal far reaches of Athens, Greece. Melt Mountain is a four piece that generates guitar driven indie rock with some touches of psychedelia and theyreleased a new album yesterday, so I thought I’d share two tracks off that record with you. Below you can take a taste of “Fascinating Things” and “Saturdays,” both of which are gems. I’m partial to “Saturdays,” which reminds me a little bit of the twisted rock of Suckers, perhaps in the vocal yelps.But “Fascinating Things” is also a great tune to jam to and appreciate sonically in its changing soundscape.

Superfetishis out today viaInner Ear Records— go check it out on Bandcamp right now!

 

Playful Pop from Baby Guru

The Athens (Greece) pop scene seems to be one of the most overlooked settings for musical productivity, so today I’m bringing you this Baby Guru tune in hopes you’ll catch on to the groovy single they’ve just released. The song opens up with tiny chords stepping on top of one another, as Prins Obi carefully croons through your speakers. You can feel the tension building in the way his voice pushes forward, then the guitars step up a note to allow for the joyousness that spins through your ears during the chorus; it always makes me want to throw my hands in the air and jump in circles. Their new album IV will be out on April 7th via Inner Ear.

Enchanting Ballad from The Man From Managra

The Man from Managra is the project of Greek craftsman Coti K, specializing, at least on this single, in crafting texturized pop music. For a minute, I thought the guitars would lead me down a path similar to Pinback (they have that mathematic quality), but as they progress and continue in the same fashion, it’s clear this is just the landscape Coti is choosing for his craft. Slight vocal inflections reveal the deeper spirit of his voice, and of the personal quality of his music; it’s the best way to enjoy his songs. Look for Half a Century of Sun from Inner Ear Records on January 25th.

Simmering Electronic Track From Sundayman

kyr-02aSundayman is the project ofKyriakos Moustakas, out of Greece, who produces and makes electronic music. He’s going to be releasing a new album on November 7th calledScene Missing, which will be a follow up to his first two albums. This track, “Alive,” puts Sundayman on your radar for upcoming releases– it’s a dark groove of hazy electronic music that slowly builds up over the course of its four minutes. Take a listen and enjoy below, then go pre-order the new album via Inner Ear Records.

Mellow Rock From Knight Night

11046915_825678424172816_1536771806089696562_oHere at the ATH office, we never really know what kind of emails we are going to get in our inbox, but sometimes you take that chance on a strange looking press release and come up rewarded. That’s what happened here today with the track I have from you from Knight Night. From the picture, I was expecting death metal, what I got instead was an elegantly crafted soft rock tune from this project ofSerafeim Giannakopoulos, which strikes the same sort of tone that we fell in love with from Snowmine.The vocals are sweet and gentle, carrying you through the easy jam. Simultaneously, the guitars meander through the track and the bubbling drums round the whole thing out. There’s even a bit of a build at the end of the delightful tune, one that will satisfy your rock and roll desires. The band’s debut album,God Is A Motherfucker, is out January 29th via Inner Ear Records.

 

Dark and Heavy Post Punk From Mechanimal

mechanimalSo we’re gearing up for another weekend, and what better kind of music to help you ready pump up for the reprieve from the week than post punk? Mechanimal are a four piece post-punk group out of Athens, Greece, that are getting ready to release their new album ΔΠΔ, which is due out quite soon on January 4th via Inner Ear Records. Today, we’ve got two new tracks from the band, and they’re dark and heavy as the best kind of post punk tunes are. Take a listen and see what you think.

Fuzzy Rocker From The Noise Figures

untitledSometimes we could all use a little bit of rock n roll in our lives to awaken the demon within.  Thanks to Greek duo The Noise Figures, my inner rocker is being awakened with this sweet track “Holy One”.  If I was pressed to describe the song, I’d call it a fuzzy rock n roll track devoid of gimmicks and tricks.  Nope, this is just a straight up rock song and I’m in need of such a thing today.  Enjoy.

Pick up Aphelion later this month on the 28th via Inner Ear Records.

Greek Americana Music From Moa Bones

moaGreek Americana? What’s that you say? Well, Moa Bones has got the answer to your question in the form of the song below “Take It All Away,” which is from his recently released LP Spun. Here you’ll find a surprising amount of country/folk twang to his vocals and acoustic guitar strumming. When he hits the chorus, I can’t help but think about The Tallest Man On Earth, and the soulful nature of a songwriter and his guitar. There’s also the presence of some synth sounds that add a little something extra to the mix. This is one of the most unique songs I’ve heard in a while, and I suggest you take a listen and get behind Moa Bones.

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