25 Mar
A street-art mural take on the Notre Dame du Grâce

Upon considering some of the murals hitting the walls of Montreal, perhaps the only real thing left to “blame Canada” for these days is knocking it right out of the south park. As such, meet the A’shop collective, Montreal’s clique of fine-arts firm meets graffiti crew. The skilled group of artists serves local business walls, […]


Balkan Vinyl’s limited edition Rave Wars 7″, repressed on translucent red vinyl, are only for pilgrims of the heavyweight nerd variety. Rave Wars alludes directly to one of almost everyone’s favorite films (except mine), blending the action figures from the original Star Wars movie with hardcore/breakbeat techno, often overlaying sound effects from the film. Only […]


27 Mar
Ninja Tune's tribute to the legendary Dusseldorf quartet

Years ago DJ Food assembled a series of mixtapes all based on the music of Kraftwerk. And while all the mixes were found scattered here and there, DJ Food has finally assembled them all in one place on Soundcloud. Not all the tracks featured on the various mixes contain actual samples of the legendary German […]


23 Feb
Another impeccable release from Austria's wool & leather crew

The felt and leather Vienna crew over at hard graft have dropped another impeccable release — the aptly named Zip Wallet. Made from 100% vegetable tanned leather processed by Florentine artisans with English wool inserts, the ruggedly constructed wallet expands to fit everything from 10 credit cards to small change to cash money to even […]


20 Feb
The story of Powell Peralta's legendary 1980s skateboard crew

When the Madman was not but a wee Mad Grommet, he stumbled across The Search For Animal Chin VHS tape and the world entered another era. That was my introduction to the Bones Brigade, and the Powell Peralta skate universe in general. Featuring all All Star roster of 80s skating talent — including Steve Caballero, […]


17 Feb
As you do in childhood, so shall you be as an adult.

Fresh off winning 3 Grammys this past Sunday — including the ever coveted Best New Artist — brostep wunderkind Skrillex drops his latest video in celebration. The theme? As you do in childhood, so shall you be as an adult. Even if in youth you were a well coordinated ice cream heist crew… Follow LIAS […]


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 […]


1 Dec
Das Racist crew member drops more cerebral potty rhymes

One of the spaced out long-time affiliate of the Das Racist crew, Russian-born emcee Lakutis, dropped his debut mixtape I’m In The Forest today (on Greedhead/Mishka). If you dig the highly articulate, highly leftfield, slightly disturbed rap antics of the Das Racist trio (peep their “Michael Jackson” video) than Lakutis will be sure to tickle […]

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