2 Nov
Minnesota-via-Philly band return in January with "Love Sign"

The great Free Energy return with the first music video from their upcoming sophomore album Love Sign. Makers of indie pop more catchy than Ebola, Free Energy return on “Electric Fever” from where they left off with their stunning 2010 James Murphy-produced debut Stuck on Nothing (check out our interview with Free Energy). The video [...]


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 [...]


6 Dec
Musical stargazing with Ninja Tune's latest bass beatsmith

There are few, if any, labels that can match the roster of the immaculately curated Ninja Tune Records. One of the newer names in the label’s their stellar bullpen (which includes heavyweights like Cold Cut, DJ Food, Kid Koala, Amon Tobin, The Herbaliser, et al) is Philadelphia’s own Starkey (ak PJ Geissinger), who brings his [...]


15 Jun
The "James Drake" mix by Bombé & Mr. Caribbean

We were pretty floored when we caught James Blake over at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery last month, so we’re stoked with any mixtape that makes the post-dubstep artist a prime subject. Drake…? Not so much, but we ain’t haters either. Philly producers Bombé & Mr. Caribbean do a nice job of blending the otherwise disparate [...]


19 Jul
Two new sneaker styles debut for Fall 2010

Today Gourmet NFN unveiled their new model for Fall 2010, called the Due C (above). The zipper-bestowed canvas upper lends the mid-top shoe almost 2 distinctly different looks, and comes in two colorways — white and navy blue. Gourmet also introduced the Quattro Skate this weekend, a skateboarding shoe aimed at a slightly higher market [...]


15 Jun
Be a tourist, but still avoid looking like a Dutch yokel

What’s the best way to succumb to the unavoidable need of a city guide in an unfamiliar city, while still keeping the horrific stench of camera-toting tourist off of you? Why Moleskin City Guides, of course. These specially curated 3.5″ x 5.5″ guidebooks make an ideal way to organize your trip while  preserving your memories [...]


For its fourth (and final) edition, the annual Vader Project commissions world class artists to re-imagine a lifesize replica of Darth Vader’s iconic helmet. This year the customizations were unreal, provided by superlative artists like Jeff Soto, Gary Baseman, Joe Ledbetter, Peter Kuper, Jermaine Rogers, BXH, The Pizz, Dalek, Paul Frank, Ron English, Michelle Valigura, [...]


Really feeling these tshirts from Soulland X American Pictures, “Prison Love” (above) and “Young Love in Philadelphia”(after the Jump). Clean white cotton tees with found photography — simple odes to love, done without frills. They’re available at Azita for $54, all profits go to German charity AIDS-Fondet. One more shirt, NSFW, after the Jump…

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