15 Apr
100-piece exclusive run for the Thailand Toy Expo

Debuting this Thailand Toy Expo is a vivid, sexy and awesomely creepy scene built from the toy parts of Fool’s Paradise and JP Toys (and perhaps maybe just a tinge of Star Wars scrap parts). The image is a sexy hodgepodge of a Jedi-Jesus meets stripper cat-fight delivered in a lurid, mildly slapdash, deliciously blasphemous sort […]


10 Apr
The industrial shoegaze sounds of London

Binary’s EP Amber came out right before the vernal equinox on March 18, released through their own imprint, Echoplex Records. The music on this, their latest, engages as it builds. The confessional symbolism on the first track (and their first single) “You Need the Blue Key” establishes the London-based band’s place in the universe of industrial shoegaze — […]


1 Apr
New collab from ex-Mos Def & the man behind Cash Money

Can’t think of a better way for the rapper formerly known as Mos Def, Yasiin Bey, to stage his comeback than by partnering up with Mannie Fresh, arguably the most under-rated hip hop producer of all time. The collaboration will mix Bey’s penchant for thoughtful, clever lyrics with Fresh’s genius in crafting the catchiest beat, a […]


8 Feb
The (Teichmann) Brothers gonna work it out

Gebrüder Teichmann, aka The Teichmann Brothers, are an experimental Techno duo operating out of Boogie Down Berlin. They’re literally siblings, and have been making music together since as far back as they can both remember. They swear by analogue machines, fight for the preservation of analogue sound carriers, and don’t really care much about rigid […]


20 Jan
The best way to cleanse yourself from the foul taste of the GOP

My god what a shit show the 2012 Republican Presidential campaign has turned into… wait a second, was it ever good? You got one crap stain who left his wife with cancer so he could hook up with a younger mistress talking about the “sanctity of marriage” (you know, because Jesus doesn’t want “gays” to […]


27 Sep
Dirt McGirt's landmark 1995 debut finally gets re-mastered

When you say that Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s landmark 1995 debut Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version is one of the best Wu Tang Clan records, you’re basically suggesting it’s one of the best hip hop albums of all time. And you’d be right. Next to eminent classics like GZA’s Liquid Swords and Raekwon’s […]


12 Aug
Sometimes the holidays are about shooting Santa Claus in the face

It’s that special time of year again, when we can expect another installment of drug-fueld antics courtesy of Harold & Kumar. This time the high smoking duo destroy everything that makes Christmas holy by shooting Santa Claus in the face (by accident), and then partying with Jesus and Neil Patrick Harris. In 3D, naturally. A […]


16 Sep
LIAS sits down with Sam Spiegel to figure out exactly who they've got naked pictures of...

We’ve covered N.A.S.A. (North America South America) here many times in the past, partly because they’ve managed to corral an almost unholy stable of collaborators to work with (“People Tree” featuring David Byrne, Chali 2Na, Z-Trip and Gift of Gab, “Whachadoin?” with M.I.A., Santogold and Spank Rock, “Spacious Thoughts” with Tom Waits and Kool Keith, […]