15 Apr
Sweatshirts, tees, lighters, buttons, trench coats & more

Seminal proto-hardcore band The Misfits lend their iconic skullface mascot (from their 1979 single “Horror Business”) to New York’s Supreme for a Spring/Summer collection that spans from lighters and buttons to trench coats and tshirts. The crewneck sweatshirt above is perhaps the best piece, along with the 5-panel hat — although I wonder how Glenn […]


2 Feb
New York '90s post hardcore gods reunite for 2013 tour

One of my favorite bands of the ‘90s post-hardcore scene was Quicksand. They had a certain something that a lot of other bands of that time simply did not. Maybe it was being a New Yorker and finally having some hometown heroes succeed again, but whatever it was I was hooked. Part of that appeal […]


When you’re offered five minutes with one of your heroes, you jump on it with vigor like Kool Aid-geeked grade schoolers on a trampoline. Or at least, you should. Such is the case with one Mike Diamond, aka Mike D, the high-pitched smooth talker in the archetypal Beastie Boys. In this humble man’s opinion, if […]


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 […]


18 Jul
Cee-Lo Green and The B-52's provide a stalker's soundtrack

As we explained in our Revenge Of the Teddybears feature a couple weeks back, we’re big fans of the half-man, half-bear hybrid producers. Finally the Swedish trio release their first official video from their Devil’s Music album — for the single “Cho-Cha”, which features the vocal stylings of Cee-Lo and The B-52’s. The video stars […]


1 Jul
A Q&A with Klas Åhlund as he prepares to drop Devil's Music

I’m not sure what they infuse their vodka with up in Sweden, but the tiny nation (population under 10 million) churns out more impossibly catchy hitmakers per capita than anywhere else on Earth. From the early days of Abba to the 90s pop dominance of Roxette, Cardigans and Ace of Bass onto the modern indie […]


17 Jan
CTRL Z and Screwface's tearout breaks

CTRL Z and Screwface, legends from the tearout breaks scene (fresh from the Hardcore Beats label), just dropped their Mix of the Week titled Don’t Stay In. Incorporating elements from both D&B and breakbeats, the mix is a solid hour (60 tracks!) of seamlessly mixed terrifying synths and breakbeats. Enjoy the stream below, and if […]


23 Dec
A legend collabs with a legend

Legendary New York hardcore band Gorilla Biscuits — who just happen to be one of the all time favorites here at The Meadows — team up with Vans to lace out two of their classic designs. Lead singer Civ (Anthony Civarelli) lends Vans canvas Sk8-Hi and Slip-on styles some vibrant color schemes inspired by Gorilla […]