24 Sep
Rock on: The most important record covers in music history

Many a music enthusiast and basically any record collector will argue that album-cover art is an integral part of the music appreciation experience. Or at least it used to be, back in the crucial chunks of rock history when album cover art did indeed mean an actual album cover. In recognition of album art’s place in […]


10 May
Taschen takes VICE's ongoing photo editorial worldwide

Years ago Vice magazine introduced the world to photographer Kern, whose specialty was shooting natural, everyday girls in natural, everyday settings. If you know Vice, then you know how well this concept fit in the mental cubbyhole of their readership. Under the tutelage of Vice‘s editor-in-chief Jesse Pearson, Kern went on to gallivant across the […]


5 Nov
The art of implied violence, feminine wiles & Van Halen logos

Couple weeks back we launched our new artist featured series Rock (Poster Art) Gods! with Dan Stiles, and now we continue with another top illustrator in his field Casey Burns. You might recognize the above poster for Sonic Youth, or one of his many excellently sexy/implicitly malevolent posters for Spoon — most of which feature […]


26 Oct
Melvins, Cat Power, Pavement, Sonic Youth, Feist & more

We’re starting a new series highlighting a genre of art that has long been held dear to my heart: rock posters. For the inaugural edition of Rock (Poster Art) Gods! we’re kicking things off with Dan Stiles, a 15+ year veteran laying it down from his studio in sunny Portland, Oregon. We loved Dan’s interview, […]


27 Jan
The return of South Carolina's Chaz Bundick

LIAS once-and-future feature subject Toro Y Moi (read our Q&A HERE) is prepping for the release of the followup to his breakthrough debut Causers of This. On the highly anticipated second effort, Underneath the Pine (Car Park Records), the Columbia, South Carolina native otherwise known as Chaz Bundick has dropped the samples in favor of […]


10 Sep
More psychedelic pop loveliness from Chaz Bundick

One of this year’s first To Whom It May Concern interviews, Toro Y Moi, returns with his next single “Taramak”. Big fan of Chaz Bundick’s music, and this singe (and beautifully shot video from Jon Casey) is just more musical loveliness to enjoy…


29 Jan
Psychadelic pop from the soul of South Carolina

South Carolina has never been renowned as a hotbed of musical talent, and that serves Chaz Bundick, aka Toro Y Moi , just fine. After graduating last spring from the University of South Carolina, the 23-year old Columbia native retired to his bedroom studio and decided to meld his brain to his studio gear. With […]


15 Jun
Featuring Belle And Sebastian, Portishead, Sonic Youth, Animal Collective, Grinderman & More At The Los Angeles Film Festival

If you’ve been to any of All Tomorrow’s Parties you know it’s a top shelf event. If you haven’t had the pleasure, you’ve probably heard a good tale or two from friends. If you’re in town for the Los Angeles Film Festival there’s a screening of All Tomorrow’s Parties on June 24th at the Ford […]