18 Sep
Brooklyn sister duo delivers a musical trip through space

Sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson, also known as Prince Rama, have released a new mixtape, Late Night w/ Silver Mercedes. If you’ve never heard of the Brooklyn-based duo, they’ve take on an ethos of their own, having written manifestos, delivering lectures from pools of fake blood, even conducting group exorcisms disguised as VHS workouts. They’ve […]


26 Jan
Time lapse footage taken during the bands album sessions

The psychedelic rabblerousers in Animal Collective have released a video of their time spent in the studio recording their breakthrough 2007 album Strawberry Jam. The time lapse video is a collection of footage, short clips taken once a minute for the entire time the band was in the studio. The resulting video, an idea first mustered […]


13 Oct
Awesome New Republic's hurricane-inspired video and Q&A

We were taken at first listen by the latest track from ANR (Awesome New Republic), the hurricane and natural disaster-inspired “It’s Around You” single. The University of Miami, School of Music duo — comprised of Brian Robertson (Keys, Vocals) and Michael-John Hanock (Vocals, Drums) — craft infinitely catchy songs built on synth riffs, swooning vocals and melodic […]


30 Sep
LA messengers of the Future Bass

We caught one-half of LA based songwriting/production duo Massif a little while back opening for LCD Soundsystem, and we gotta say they’re hard to pin down categorically, drawing influence from such disparate sources as Tool, The Mars Volta, Aphex Twin, Animal Collective, Battles and just about everything in between. So we kept an eye out […]


27 Jan
The return of South Carolina's Chaz Bundick

LIAS once-and-future feature subject Toro Y Moi (read our Q&A HERE) is prepping for the release of the followup to his breakthrough debut Causers of This. On the highly anticipated second effort, Underneath the Pine (Car Park Records), the Columbia, South Carolina native otherwise known as Chaz Bundick has dropped the samples in favor of […]


15 Oct
Keep Company and Socorro Island Collective Cause

Taking time off from basically ruling the indie rock universe, Animal Collective are now designing to help the Earth, and their fellow animals. Teaming up with the Keep shoe company, they have designed a line of sneakers to benefit the Socorro Island Conservation fund. The line started with the concept that each band member would […]


10 Sep
More psychedelic pop loveliness from Chaz Bundick

One of this year’s first To Whom It May Concern interviews, Toro Y Moi, returns with his next single “Taramak”. Big fan of Chaz Bundick’s music, and this singe (and beautifully shot video from Jon Casey) is just more musical loveliness to enjoy…


29 Jan
Psychadelic pop from the soul of South Carolina

South Carolina has never been renowned as a hotbed of musical talent, and that serves Chaz Bundick, aka Toro Y Moi , just fine. After graduating last spring from the University of South Carolina, the 23-year old Columbia native retired to his bedroom studio and decided to meld his brain to his studio gear. With […]