True Groove All-Stars, headed up by producer/singer-songwriter and guitarist Tomás Doncker, have released a cover of Nick Lowe’s 1970s classic, “What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding”. Founder of the True Groove record label, Doncker is a music icon in and of himself, getting his start in the NYC No-Wave movement of the 1980s. This track is […]


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 — […]


Two of the more interesting personalities in our current cultural landscape sit down for an hour long interview for radio station WYNC in New York. The host of the Here’s The Thing show, Alec Baldwin somehow convinced the usually reticent Thom Yorke to wax loquacious about many a topic, including of course the long history of Radiohead […]


One of the more anticipated supergroups of recent memory, Atoms for Peace have offered their latest album up for free streaming. Set to release next Monday, the Nigel Godrich produced AMOK album will be put out by XL Recordings, and is sure to make many a music lover’s week. With a line-up that includes Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, […]


One of our favorite daily reading websites is without a doubt Grantland. Founded and helmed by Bill Simmons — author of Now I Can Die In Peace, The Book Of Basketball and a sports writer without equal — Grantland serves as the nexus of where sports collides with pop culture, and explodes in a fireworks […]


21 May
Reggie Watts, Lara Stone, Terence Stamp & buff men protecting an egg... the first clip from "In Our Heads" album

Directed by Peter Serafinowicz (who also directed “I Feel Better”), the new video for Hot Chip’s “Night and Day” depicts some interesting cult-clothed dancing minions, and extremely buff men dancing with (protecting?) an egg. Reggie Watts and model Lara Stone pilot spacecraft to Earth where Terence Stamp is waiting, minions in tow, for their arrival. […]


31 Jan
Two new "Blocks" & "Typadelic" patterns for iconic frames

Ray-Ban adds two new patterns of sunglasses to its Wayfarer Rare Prints Collection for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2012. The first, “Blocks” (above), features geometric shapes in an all-over print over the frames, and the second, “Typadelic” (below) utilizes text such as “Freedom”, “Love” and “Peace” in either an all-over print or solely over the inside […]


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 […]

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