Nicolas Stecher jumped in the Aston Martin DBS Volante Carbon Edition to find out why Mr. Bond loves his Astons so. With 510 horsepower and a 190 mph top speed growling forth from its 5.9-liter V-12, that should seem obvious. But despite — or perhaps, even because of — its many quirks, the car belongs [...]


28 Aug
Extra verses from Raekwon, Jim Jones, Danny Brown & more

What is surely one of the more hyped mixtapes of 2012, A$AP Rocky’s crew A$AP Mob drop their Lord$ Never Worry mixtape today. Expect plenty of syrup-drenched productions courtesy of AraabMuzik, P On The Boards, VERYRVRE and Clams Casino, plus additional verses from the Chef Raekwon, Jim Jones, Danny Brown, Fat Trel and more. Stream the [...]


14 Aug
Veteran aggressive flows take on the new king of Harlem

This morning sees tracks dropping from a battle tested veteran and arguably the most hyped young’un in the game. First comes A$AP Rocky with the very NSFW “Purple Kisses” video, a track from his entourage/collective A$AP Mob’s announced upcoming album Lord$ Never Worry (due August 28, 2012). The video is just what you’d expect from A$AP, [...]


26 Jul
Paying homage to hometown Atlanta Braves' mascot Chief

In conjunction with Vice and Ray-Ban‘s Never Hide Noise, doo-wop punk don’t-give-a-damn band Black Lips have released a new two-minute music video that pays homage to Chief Noc-A-Homa. Chief Noc-A-Homa is the former mascot for their hometown Atlanta Braves (Black Lips’ favorite sports team) from the 1950′s-80′s. Apparently he was known for emerging from a [...]


7 Nov
A look behind the the controversial Chinese artist

Alison Klayman, a documentarian whose stories have been featured on Current TV, AP Television and CBC, is the woman behind the newest documentary on Ai Weiwei — the famed Chinese contemporary artist and human rights activist (and man behind the impressive Forever Bicycles exhibit). In the film Never Sorry, viewers get a look at the [...]


4 Nov
Hazy aural melancholia to take the late ride home with

Hailing New Genre Alert: for those unfamiliar with the term “Night Bus”, in regards to music, it is meant to qualify that which would make the perfect soundtrack to watch the world flash by your eyes whilst taking the Night Bus. Hazy moog synths, vocals washed out heavily in reverb, general dope melancholia. Montreal producer [...]


3 Dec
LIAS sits down with one of America's top pop culture illustrators

I first recognized Tara McPherson a few years ago sitting at her booth at Comic Con — it was insane. The line to meet her and have art signed wrapped around 2 other booths and basically shamed the couple other artists with signings at the time. I realized then that McPherson has the sort of [...]

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