It’s a good day for music as three new videos drop from a trio of pretty disparate artist, and as can be expected each clip accurately expresses the vibe of its particular artist. First comes A-Trak and Armand Van Helden’s collaboration Duck Sauce with a comical barbershop number for “It’s You”. Then there’s Lorde whose […]


17 May
The title track from Abel Tesfaye's upcoming album

It’s Friday, it’s the weekend. And it’s new music from The Weeknd. What the hell more do you need? Just press play already…


3 Oct
The first official video from Toronto crooner Abel Tesfaye

While walking the streets of Seoul and Tokyo these past 2 weeks, a certain melancholia can overtake you while traveling alone. Sure there’s always a thrill and effervescence of spirit when exploring new lands, but there’s also a pervasive, penetrating loneliness that really affects every sense, an isolation from being so far from home and […]


Well what can we say, Coachella Weekend One came and went with a mighty sonic boom, lysergic blur and warm tropical brush of palm fronds. It was, as usual, epic. However for the first time ever, it was not the final weekend Coachella had to offer. No, instead of having to wait an entire year […]


17 Feb
11 Abel Tesfaye tracks given the EDM remix treatment

If by now you haven’t figure out we’re huge fans of The Weeknd here, then you may have stumbled across our site from LOLcats or some other vacuous mental cyber hole and it would probably serve you best to back page button. We wouldn’t want you to get hurt, or see something you really don’t […]


18 Jan
The Weeknd's "Initiation" producer drops first solo effort

It’s no secret we love The Weeknd here — we put his Thursday mixtape as #2 on our 2011 Year In Music retrospective. Now The Weeknd, aka Abel Tesfaye, releases the first album from the man who produced the Echoes Of Silence mixtape cut “Initiation”. DropxLife’s 9-song instrumental Further mixtape recalls much of the atmospheric, bass-oriented, reverb-drenched […]


22 Dec
Abel Tesfaye returns with his last mixtape of the 2011 trilogy

One of our favorite new artists of the year (so much so he made it quite high on our Year In Music Top 10 list), The Weeknd continues his emergence and finally wraps up his 2011 trilogy following his House of Balloons and Thursday mixtapes. Today the future R&B crooner released Echoes Of Silence, which […]


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 […]