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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 »

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 things… More »

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 »

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Santogold: Built For The Road Ahead

Alternate post title: Have You Driven A Ford While Listening To Santogold Lately? You know where this is going. There's been Buds and there's been…
Amrit Singh | June 11, 2008 - 10:32 am

Photos From Philadelphia’s Inaugural Roots Picnic

Photos by Kyle Dean Reinford Over the past decade and change, the scene that's come to define Philadelphia -- in media exposure and…
Amrit Singh | June 9, 2008 - 1:41 pm

New Santogold, Julian Casablancas & Pharrell – “My Drive Thru”

It's an unlikely trio of artist that are helping get Converse's centennial celebration underway. Maybe not the pairing of Pharrell and Santogold -- actually it's…
amrit | June 9, 2008 - 8:50 am

New Santogold – “Lights Out (Bud Light Remix)”

With her spread out style and numerous monster jams, it’s not easy to understand Santogold’s Commercial Appeal. If it seems like we’re reporting on it…
Amrit Singh | May 19, 2008 - 11:58 am

Santogold, Julian Casablancas And Pharrell Are Converse All Stars

What do you get when you combine the selling power of Bud Light's Santogold with the laconic New York charm of the Stroke's Casablancas and…
brandon | May 16, 2008 - 3:06 pm

New Santogold – “Your Voice”

Yes everybody’s crushing on Santogold. The record’s so solid that Santi and Downtown thought it didn’t even need this sweet and mellow reggae jam on…
Amrit Singh | May 2, 2008 - 2:20 pm

Videos From Coachella Friday

Greetings from Indio. We saw lots of stuff yesterday: Les Savy Fav, The National, Cut Copy, The Verve (!), Aphex Twin (!!), Jack Johnson (!!!).
Scott Lapatine | April 26, 2008 - 12:25 pm

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
Stereogum | October 21, 2007 - 10:14 pm