21 Dec
Van's low-top tribute to The Stooges' musical Icon

Vans upcoming Spring 2012 line contains a premium version of the popular 106 vulcanized low top sneakers dedicated to the great Iggy Pop. As fitting for the music icon and Stooges legendary frontman, the shoes are made of black premium leather with wool lining (to emulate boots, ostensibly). But why Vans by the way, shouldn’t […]

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 […]

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 […]

22 Mar
The Photography of Janette Beckman and David Corio at The Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York City

Another impressive opening at The Morrison Hotel Gallery (Bowery) in New York City went down March 11th — a joint photography exhibition documenting the monumental punk and hip hop movements of the 70s and early 80s. For those who are not in the know, The Morrison Hotel is a fine art photography gallery based in […]

16 Dec
Arizona hippie moves to Omaha, continues evil synth-pop ways

Shawn Foree grew up in the desert shrubs outside of Tucson, Arizona in a Baha’i hippie commune, which is really weird given the incredibly synthetic textures of his music. Maybe that’s where he got the name of his band, Digital Leather — a literal conflation of a most organic material with the most intangible, artificial […]

22 May
EMI proves its obsolescence once and for all

NPR has news on the highly anticipated art project of Danger Mouse, Mark Linkous (aka Sparklehorse) and David Lynch. Apparently, the album, Dark Night of the Soul, may not see the light of day, which would truly suck. With the Justice of the Internet, however, you can hear the whole thing HERE. No, you cannot […]

15 May
Some Tunes For Your Friday Afternoon

Lame, but if you’re only getting 30 second clips from this playlist and would like to peep the full tracks you’ll have to go here. Or hit up our main Imeem page here. Hope you enjoy the selection…

What do you call Norman Cook, Simon Thornton, Thomas Gandey, Justin Robertson, Ashley Beedle, Lateef, Martha Wainwright, Jamie T, David Byrne, Iggy Pop, Olly Hite, Conan, Pete York, Jack Penate, Emmy The Great and Dizzee Rascal making music together? The Brighton Port Authority. The made up backstory to the project is pretty dope. It all […]