Friday, May 09, 2008

All is full of gold

Wherever you read about Santogold first, it certainly won’t have been at this blog. If you’re at all interested in Santi White, you won’t need me to tell you that she’s from Brooklyn, that she’s toured with the likes of the Beastie Boys and MIA, and that she’s currently the toast of the internets. You’ll have read that on much cooler blogs last year. You also won’t need me to tell you about hot 12 inch releases andher work with Spank Rock, Switch and Sinden and Mark Ronson. And now that her self-titled debut album’s about to come out, you wont need to hear from me that it’s a pleasingly vibrant smorgasbord of styles, encompassing indie post-punk (L.E.S. Artistes, You’ll Find a Way ), dubby rock (Shove It, My Superman), straight up pop (Say Aha, Lights Out) and songs that sound just like MIA (Creator, Unstoppable) – all held together by Santi’s fine voice. You also don’t need me to post these tracks from the album, because you’ve got them already. But what the hell – it’s a great album and I post about things I like. Even if I’m not at the vanguard of popular culture. Bear with me, all you cool, cool people.

Download: Santogold - Say Aha
Download: Santogold – My Superman

Pre-order Santogold from Rough Trade.


Tom Oakley said...

Am i supposed to feel uncool that i only started paying attention to santogold after reading your post?
+ i forgot to thank you for posting those emmy the great tracks

Tanya/Tikay/Tati said...

i concur...this was my first encounter with the lady...dont i feel lame...