5 Mar
Seminal Manchester band's headwear gets collaborative

Do you wanna be adored? Who doesn’t. A good place to start then would be with a bucket hat, like that worn so liberally by The Stone Roses back in the day. One of the bands instrumental in putting Manchester on the map in the late 80s, The Stone Roses made waves in many cultural [...]


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 [...]


26 Oct
New Order + Ian Curtis' mistress Annik Honoré contribute

So you’re a Joy Division fan. You own Control, you’ve listened to Unknown Pleasures a gajillion times, and you’ve plastered your bedroom walls with Ian Curtis bus poster art. You think you’ve heard the whole story of love lost, brilliant talent squandered and tragic suicide. Well you haven’t. Filmmaker Grant Gee directs the succinctly named Joy [...]


There’s no shaking the undeniable catchiness of Manchester Orchestra, the Alpharetta, Georgia band whose elegiacal “Simple Math” has taken over college radio. At first listen one could brush it off as a very capably written indie pop song, and you wouldn’t be wrong. But at second and third listens the track becomes an earworm, and [...]

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