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Watch Sharon Jones, Alexis Krauss, Santigold, Amanda Palmer, & More Cover Talking Heads Songs For David Byrne Tribute Concert

No matter his level of recognition, David Byrne is forever a guy about town. I’ve brushed past him in the East Village, seen him ride a bike by the Williamsburg Bridge, and the night before flying to Austin for SXSW, I ended up eating dinner next to him at an unassuming Caribbean restaurant. It’s fitting,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 24, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Santigold – “Kicking Down Doors”

We don’t get new Santigold songs frequently enough, so maybe if it takes Pepsi money to make a new one happen, that’s a psychic price we’ll have to pay. Pepsi is, of course, going all-in on marketing for the World Cup, and its efforts include Janelle Monáe’s cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes.” But that’s just… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 9, 2014 - 10:57 am

Check Out Santigold’s New Sock Line

Has it already been two years since Santigold released Master Of My Make Believe? Time flies when you’re getting out the vote, guesting on TV shows, partying with Vampire Weekend, and contributing to various soundtrack albums. Now you can add “designing socks” to that list of extracurriculars. More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 18, 2014 - 4:51 pm

Stream The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack

As we noted earlier, the Hunger Games film series has taken over for Twilight not only as the default literary/cinematic obsession for brooding teeny-boppers but as the pipeline for connecting those fans with something resembling alternative music. Whereas the vampires stared longingly to the sounds of Thom Yorke and Bon Iver, the soundtrack for TheMore »

By: Chris DeVille / November 12, 2013 - 6:14 pm

Watch Santigold Play A Time-Traveling Secret Agent Prostitute On NTSF: SD: SUV::

Earlier this year, Santigold played herself on one of the final episodes of The Office. And now she’s got another notch on her comedy-acting resume, appearing on last night’s episode of the Adult Swim cop-procedural parody NTSF: SD: SUV::. This episode of the show had only a couple of the regular stars, and instead it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 30, 2013 - 8:46 am

Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young” Video

Vampire Weekend already got plenty of attention for “Diane Young,” the frantic first single from their truly great new album Modern Vampires Of The City, when they burned a couple of Saabs in the lyric video. And now they’ve made a proper video for the song, setting it at an anarchic dinner party and filling… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 3, 2013 - 9:59 am

Watch Santigold On The Office

Next week is the series finale of NBC’s long running remake of Ricky Gervais’s UK classic The Office, and last night the showrunners finally addressed a serious weakness of the show during its full nine-year run: Not enough Santigold. Finally! Just kidding how beautifully random. Although, Santi’s appearance does come with some internal logic: Ed… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 10, 2013 - 8:51 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I can’t imagine any of the artists on this week’s list had huge budgets to play around. Even Santigold, the one who could’ve presumably commanded a small pile of money to make a video, ended up doing something quick and homemade instead. So consider these to be five ways to stretch dollars while actually making… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 18, 2013 - 10:05 am

Santigold – “Girls” Video

HBO’s Girls had a huge night last night. Its second season debuted with a pretty great episode. And over on another channel, it also won the Golden Globe for Best TV Show – Comedy, and creator/showrunner/star Lena Dunham took home Best TV Actress – Comedy or Musical, beating out hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2013 - 12:03 pm

Santigold – “Girls”

When Santigold contributed a new joint to the soundtrack of the HBO show Girls, she called the song, naturally enough, “Girls.” The song will show up on a collection of music from the show, due out next month, and it’s a quick little synth jam built on voice samples, and it features the closest thing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 10, 2012 - 12:02 pm

Grizzly Bear, Death Cab, St. Vincent Remind You To Register To Vote

Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day, and the non-partisan group HeadCount is taking action by hosting registration events in 30 cities. Alongside that push comes a social campaign featuring photos of indie rock luminaries like Grizzly Bear, TV On The Radio, St. Vincent and Death Cab For Cutie encouraging you to register. HeadCount has more… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 24, 2012 - 2:50 pm

Watch Santigold On Colbert

Last week, Stephen Colbert held his StePhest Colbchella festival on the U.S. Intrepid, and all week he’s been showing performances from the festival on his show. We’ve already seen Grizzly Bear’s performance, and last night, Colbert showed us a bit of Santigold. After interviewing her in what looked like a tiny, ancient helicopter, he invited… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 16, 2012 - 9:50 am

Santigold – “The Keepers” Video

Santigold’s new video for “The Keepers” is an eerie suburban fantasy that places Santigold in the midst of some dark goings-on, all cast in a green, radioactive glow. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 2, 2012 - 12:33 pm

Sasquatch! 2012 In Photos

Washington’s Sasquatch! Festival took place over the weekend, a heavy-hitting four day lineup featuring people like Jack White, St. Vincent. Bon Iver, Beck, Sanitgold, the Shins, Feist, Metric and dozens more. Stereogum contributor Alex Crick was on hand to behold and snap some great shots. Check out his gallery up top. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 29, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Santigold Brings “Disparate Youth” To Jimmy Fallon

Here is Santi White, ambitiously asking Jimmy Fallon’s studio audience to clap in time to her reggae-inflected new wave “Disparate Youth” last night on his late night variety show. They did alright eventually (after making her titter with how bad they were doing initially)! “Disparate” is a balmy, Squeeze-y standout from Santigold’s long awaited MasterMore »

By: Amrit Singh / May 2, 2012 - 10:36 am

Santigold Covers “Proud Mary”

Santigold has always been a gifted singer in her own right, but she’s not exactly a belter. Credit Santi White, then, with massive chutzpah for recording her own version of “Proud Mary,” a Creedence Clearwater Revival classic most famously sung by Tina Turner. The Santigold version, recorded for a future BBC Radio session, wisely doesn’t… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2012 - 3:52 pm

Premature Evaluation: Santigold Master Of My Make-Believe

When you spend your first few listens to a new album trying to decide whether you’re disappointed or not, that’s not exactly a good sign. On Master Of My Make-Believe, Santigold has one big thing working to her disadvantage: When it takes someone a long time to record a sophomore album, people expect big thing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2012 - 2:59 pm

Santigold Master Of My Make-Believe Comment Party

UPDATE: For the moment, it looks like most of the stream isn’t working. Annoying!

It’s been almost exactly four years since Santigold released her first album, the self-titled one that she made when she was still calling herself Santogold. And now we can finally hear the long-gestating follow-up, Master Of My Make-Believe, which… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 18, 2012 - 9:03 am

Watch The Weeknd, Snoop & Dre (& Holographic Tupac), Real Estate, Santigold, And Jeff Mangum Play Coachella 2012

Weekend one of Coachella is a wrap, and in the resulting detox from Sunday’s action, we’ve got a fresh batch of archived sets to point you towards. Now online are full sets from the Weeknd (his US debut), Santigold, Real Estate, and Dr. Dre and Snoop, which featured an unholy group of guests (Eminem, Kendrick… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 16, 2012 - 9:38 am

15 Coachella 2012 Performances Not To Miss

COACHELLA BACK. And, this year, the bacchanalia stretches across two weekends featuring identical lineups, as well as an interim week of non-Coachella shows in L.A., so if you’re looking for live music in your city and there’s none to be had outside of that one bar band that always plays Happy Hour on Tuesdays at… More »

By: Stereogum / April 12, 2012 - 2:21 pm
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