25 Jun
The first single from her upcoming 4th studio album "Matangi"

M.I.A. rarely disappoints with her videos, ranging from the future retro of “XXXO” to the ultra violence of “Born Free” to the sheer awesomemess of “Bad Girls”. Now the Sri Lankan-via-London pop star posts her latest visual expression for “Bring The Noize”, the first single from her upcoming 4th studio album Matangi, unfortunately without the guiding […]


30 Jan
First single from upcoming 4th full length album

2011 may have been a quiet year for Maya Arulpragasam, but the world pop star M.I.A. is looking to rebound in 2012 and make up for her 3rd album, /\/\ /\ Y /\, which was critically panned by many but beloved here at LIAS headquarters. Her first move is to release a single lifted from the […]


21 Sep
CAPTCHA technology in music video format

Today M.I.A. dropped the latest video off her MAYA album for the Rusko-produced track “Story To Be Told”, and while I like the song the video leaves a lot to be desired. It looks like something my old college room mate would come up with after a night of Ritalin-induced “inspiration” working on his “visual […]


12 Aug
Maya Arulpragasam gets all freestyle on your ass

I seriously cannot figure out what everyone is smoking. I don’t care what the haters say, the new M.I.A. record is brilliant: the beats are sparce, complex, bad ass. I’m not sure — were people expecting 12 “Paper Planes” in a row? I can understand Perez Hilton, soccer moms and tweens that discovered her while […]


27 May
Our Day Will Come trailer

Fresh off his stint nearly melting the interwebs with his red hot M.I.A. video “Born Free” French director Romain Gavras unleashes the trailer for his debut feature film Notre Jour Viendra, aka Our Day Will Come (Gavras also directed the Justice documentary A Cross the Universe). Notre Jour Viendra tells the story of a young […]


26 Apr
Just one more reason to love Maya Arulpragasam

Holy shit, this video is nuts. MIA obviously has no interest in tempering government perception of alleged terrorist leanings. Just because your dad (who she’s never met) is a Tamil Tiger does not make you a terrorist, but the Feds felt enough suspicion in her vague lyrics to deny her a visa to the states […]