L.I.E.S. Records mastermind Ron Morelli sat down with Mines Clarence in his Greenpoint apartment to talk about the prolific label he runs. Touching on everything from the L.I.E.S.’s inception to his demo policy, Morelli gives viewers a candid look at the man behind the curtain—er, computer—that keeps the label running.
In 2010, Morelli launched L.I.E.S. with a record from longtime friend Jason Letkiewicz, a.k.a. Steve Summers and Malvoeaux. Since then, the imprint’s been on a nonstop tear. Disregarding genres or industry standards, L.I.E.S. has released over 30 records in the last 2 years. And there are no signs of its output slowing, with releases from Miami’s Greg Beato and New York’s Bookworms on the books for August. Watch the Label Heads feature, below.