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Santogold Brings Unexpected Sounds, Fully Expected Awesomeness

You can’t blame people for thinking Santogold’s long awaited debut LP would come on M.I.A. style: there were the preadvertised producers (Kala cohorots Diplo and Switch), the panglobal beat-infused live shows, and the regular stage accompaniment from, well, you get it. Even last year’s leaked tracks like “Creator” and “You’ll Find A Way” seemed Arulprgasamic. More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 25, 2008 - 2:37 pm

New M.I.A. Video – “Paper Planes” (Live In Philly)

Months after Kala made M.I.A. one of 2007’s most Sri Lankan crossover stars, Maya’s still bringing the bangas to the people with an orgiastic stage show and hypercolor fabric patterns. Indeed our favorite Arulpragasam is lining up a spring-into-summer trek, and we’re thinking this video live from Philly (is that the Electric Factory? Help u… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 18, 2008 - 5:21 pm

Santi White For Bud Light, Santogold Album Art

There’s the “L.E.S. Artistes” video, and there’s been plenty of chances to catch her live, but for the Santogold fan with that deep down and unquenchable thirst, this “Creator”‘s for you. MTV can’t seem to wrap their mind around why she’d do it. We’re thinking it might have to do with the fact… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 17, 2008 - 9:39 am

Gnarls Do “Run” On SNL, Played Highline Last Thursday (With Santogold)

Saturday night’s Live featured Ashton Kutcher as host, Ashton Kutcher in one too many Cool Pix commercials, and Gnarls Barkley as musical guest. We never got around to posting Gnarls’s show at Highline Ballroom with Santogold last Thursday, maybe because we were a little underwhelmed. “This is an overpaid dress rehearsal,” Cee-Lo joked sometime after… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 14, 2008 - 10:32 am

SXSW: Saturday In Photos

This is it everybody, the last photo post of SXSW ’08. That means it’s time for our superlatives, so welcome to our list of the SXSW 2008 Top Five. These are the bands who delivered sets we could not stop talking about, to friends, to strangers on planes, to people in line for cabs. These… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 17, 2008 - 8:35 pm

New Santogold Video – “L.E.S. Artistes”

We’ve been waiting on this one awhile, nice to see it drop just in time to remind people about how tough it’s gonna be to get into Santogold’s shows at SXSW next week. (She’s worth it.) Santi’s piss-take on the self-fashioned “artistes” on the Lower East Side is one of her forthcoming debut’s standouts, but… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 6, 2008 - 11:36 am

SPIN’s Eight To Watch In ’08

In their new issue, in a section called “Who’s Next,” SPIN list their eight bands to watch o’er ’08. There are surefire bets like Jay Reatard, who recently signed to Matador, and our Santogold, fresh off her Fader cover model turn. Then, the teenage Miami metal group Black Tide look pretty cool in their teenage… More »

By: brandon / January 24, 2008 - 5:15 pm

BBC Poll Picks 2008’s Breakout Artists

The BBC conducted a poll of 150 music critics regarding the new bands they see breaking out in ’08. For those of you who read the lists by British experts we posted a couple weeks ago, the top 10 shouldn’t be much of a surprise — eight of the acts appeared previously, but there are… More »

By: Stereogum / January 7, 2008 - 3:34 pm

Stereogum’s 30 Favorite Live Shows Of 2007

We saw a lot of concerts this year! You probably did too, if you’re the sort to be checking music blogs on your downtime over holiday break, so let’s all trade notes. Stereogum’s Amrit Singh kicks things off with a detailed, list-friendly recap of the earplug-necessitating, beer-soaked year that was.

As far as thi… More »

By: Stereogum / December 23, 2007 - 7:23 pm

New Bangers & Cash (Feat. Santogold) Video – “B.O.O.T.A.Y.”

Last seen hijacking liveblogs and drinking from a stiletto — and before that, turning out the crudest cartoon ever — Naeem and Benny get back to the business of doing something genuine with this (live-action, thank god) clip of Bangers & Cash standout “B.O.O.T.A.Y.” Which means it’s the first official video featuring Brooklyn-via-Philly Stereofave SantogoldMore »

By: Stereogum / December 6, 2007 - 4:11 pm

Did You Watch The Woodies?

Guess not if you live outside a dorm room. As we mentioned in our post-event recap, Spank Rock definitely spanked (and rocked) the mtvU Woodies before he decided he could kick Jared Leto’s ass. Now we have the vodka-tossing video to prove it, with a cameo from Santogold on the red carpet. As the Spanker… More »

By: Stereogum / November 16, 2007 - 9:48 am

mtvU 2007 Woodie Awards: Spank Rocked

There’s a grand tradition being hatched at mtvU’s Woodie Awards show. Sure, there’s the live performances that come at a 50/50 mix of stuff we like (last year TV On The Radio, this year, say, Rilo Kiley) and stuff we don’t (last year and this year: most of the rest) and the knack of tragic… More »

By: Stereogum / November 9, 2007 - 12:50 pm

Stereogum Does CMJ: Santogold/Spank Rock @ The Fillmore At Irving Plaza, NYC 10/19/07

Still aren’t used to calling it that, but that’s where we were on Friday night. Twice. Rolled in early for Santogold’s 8:50 set, only to be told that she was no longer on the schedule (“cancelled,” one Irving staffer said). Later, someone said “Yo Majesty is supposed to be in now, but they aren’t eve… More »

By: Stereogum / October 21, 2007 - 10:14 pm

Santogold @ MSG & Rebel, NYC 9/22/07 (& Afterparty Pics, Starring Spank Rock, Diplo, Amanda Blank & … Andrew WK?)

Expected to be blown away, by Björk on Monday at MSG, and of course we were blown away by Björk on Monday at MSG. But next to a bananas afterparty, the night offered much more than a chance to reaffirm our Björk worship: A chance to see our latest obsession, Brooklyn’s Santogold. A… More »

By: Stereogum / September 27, 2007 - 5:11 pm

New Bangers & Cash (Spank Rock & Benny Blanco) – “Bitch”

The afterparty from Björk’s MSG show the other night became a Bangers & Cash celebration — Spank Rock, Santogold, Amanda Blank, working through the cuts they’ve so generously donated to 2 Live lovers/booty rhyme seekers far and wide via MySpace this month. Pics from that later today, for now we’ve got the last track from… More »

By: Stereogum / September 27, 2007 - 11:17 am

Björk @ Madison Square Garden, NYC 9/24/07

Well we saw Björk’s first US show in support of Volta (at CoachellaSNL doesn’t count), so it was particularly symmetrical of us to head uptown to MSG Monday night to check the last American date of ’07. For the comparison shoppers: This week’s gig featured less headdresses and big screens, and… More »

By: Stereogum / September 26, 2007 - 12:40 pm

New Bangers & Cash (Spank Rock And Benny Blanco Feat. Santogold And Black Betty) – “B.O.O.T.A.Y.”

Much like fart jokes, songs about big ol’ butts will never get old. Or something like that. As we mentioned a ways (baby got) back, our favorite Philly/Baltimore booty rhymer Spank Rock’s teamed with producer Benny Bianco to do some potty-mouthed 2 Live Crew homaging as Bangers & Cash. They’ve just dropped “B.O.O.T.A.Y.” the second… More »

By: Stereogum / September 14, 2007 - 1:48 pm

New Spank Rock – “Lindsay Lohan’s Revenge”

Need more reason than YoYoYoYoYo and amazing live shows to dig on Spank Rock? How about a song about Lindsay and her … well, we’ll let Pase Rock’s lyrics tell it:Why you showin’ them coochie lips gettin’ up out your car?
Paparazzi hangin’ all around you, bit–
You know you’re a superstar

Put your… More »

By: Stereogum / December 8, 2006 - 5:45 pm
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