20 Dec
Henry Rollins, The Weeknd, James Blake, Charlie Sheen, SBTRKT, DJ Mehdi, plenty of mixtapes & more

Time for the fourth edition of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series (after ART, BOOKS & STYLE), where we look back on the LIAS Year In Music. Frankly none of these lists are easy — we can trim each down to about 20 but then cutting them down to 10 means we gotta chop some […]


29 Sep
Dirt Nasty & Jack Splash return with more tales of innocence

Who didn’t enjoy the pure, childlike comedy behind the Chain Swangaz last three videos? It was like peering deep into the eyes of a newborn doe, glistening in its afterbirth, and experiencing a sort of Eden-esque innocence for which there are no words. “Steak & Mash Potatoes” set the tone for rapper Dirt Nasty and […]


4 Aug
80's dance-offs, Human League twisted & more Another Earth

A 3-pack of brand new videos for your thursday afternoon, started off with Mayer Hawthorne’s “A Long Time”. The clip is the first video for Hawthorne’s upcoming album How Do You Do (Universal), with clips edited from VHS tapes of an old 80’s Detroit public access dance show. Next up comes the incorrigible Chain Swangaz […]


27 Jul
If you have any moral compass, do not watch this video

We warn you now: if you have any over-riding moral compass or even semblance of decency, do not watch this video. Or rather watch it, but keep the volume on mute. While on the “Steak & Mash Potatoes” Chain Swangaz allowed the video to do the talking — along with the likes of Charlie Sheen […]


8 Jul
First of a 5-part series leading up to September 8th debut EP

What do you get when you mix Charlie Sheen + Dirt Nasty + Brother Marquis from 2 Live Crew? Why, Chain Swangaz of course. The musical project made up of rapper Dirt Nasty — he of “1980” fame — and Grammy award winning producer Jack Splash release their first video, and it is exactly what […]