3 Feb
Romain Gavras + Morocco = Another Stunning Video

Romain Gavras and M.I.A. have done it again. Following up their highly controversial “Born Free” video collaboration, the director brings the pop star to Morocco for a video with almost as big a scope as their last. Clearly inspired by world of Arab car hooning, Gavras brings some stunning and beautiful imagery to what I’m […]


30 Jan
First single from upcoming 4th full length album

2011 may have been a quiet year for Maya Arulpragasam, but the world pop star M.I.A. is looking to rebound in 2012 and make up for her 3rd album, /\/\ /\ Y /\, which was critically panned by many but beloved here at LIAS headquarters. Her first move is to release a single lifted from the […]


23 Sep
A Q&A with jewelry designer/humanitarian Kali Arulpragasam

Kali Arulpragasam is a UK-based jewelry designer and creative force behind the avant garde line SUPERFERTILE. Her controversial, often violence-plagued work — which includes jewelry emulations of gunshot wounds, slashed flesh and head trauma — has been heavily influenced by issues involving environmental decay, geopolitics and human rights. Much like the work of her little […]


8 Oct
Baltimore's girl finally follows up on BANG!

Rye Rye returns today with a new video for “Sunshine” featuring her mentor and label boss M.I.A. (directed by Jess Holzworth). The Baltimore, Maryland native Rye Rye’s debut album Go! Pop! Bang! drops this February on Maya Arulpragasam’s own N.E.E.T imprint under the Interscope Records umbrella, and this track will be the first single off […]


12 Aug
Maya Arulpragasam gets all freestyle on your ass

I seriously cannot figure out what everyone is smoking. I don’t care what the haters say, the new M.I.A. record is brilliant: the beats are sparce, complex, bad ass. I’m not sure — were people expecting 12 “Paper Planes” in a row? I can understand Perez Hilton, soccer moms and tweens that discovered her while […]


26 Apr
Just one more reason to love Maya Arulpragasam

Holy shit, this video is nuts. MIA obviously has no interest in tempering government perception of alleged terrorist leanings. Just because your dad (who she’s never met) is a Tamil Tiger does not make you a terrorist, but the Feds felt enough suspicion in her vague lyrics to deny her a visa to the states […]


18 Jan
New music from Maya Arulpragasam

It’s no secret we’re big fans of Maya Arulpragasam, so any news from her is good news. But it’s even better news when it’s a track as good as this — beautiful. “There’s Space For Ol Dat I See” may not be the best video, but I’m really feeling the song. If this is any […]


The pic is old, the track is new. “Shells” is currently only available on the How Many Votes Fix Mix EP, which you can find on iTunes for $2.49. It’s also a bonus joint off the forthcoming Kala expanded LP. Honestly, not at all Maya Arulpragasam’s best work…in fact close to her worst. Still better […]