Sunday, March 30, 2008
This is better than good; this is gold — SANTOGOLD!
Santogold is a survivor of a half-century worth of living along musical evolution’s most cutting edges, from Brooklyn, New York. The only live act that can boast of having out-aged Barbara Bush, having outlived Mr. Miyagi and out-styled Liberace, Santogold is here with future flavor.
Composed of absolutely no members, Santogold is also the first musical outfit capable of claiming the planet’s broiling collective consciousness as their front woman. Longtime collaborator, singer and songwriter Santi White says of her work with Santogold, “We began trying to write pop songs to sell, which made us depressed, so we started writing songs for ourselves instead.” The results of that self-centered conceit is the songwriting work heard for the first time on the full length Santogold album, as yet untitled, to be released in 2007 on the Lizard King label.
The trajectory of such early successes leading to newfound political clout is nothing new for Santogold, whose debut album, though half a century in the making, is sure to rock glass pipes from the Lincoln Memorial to Buckingham palace. The flavor of the gold is guaranteed: Santogold!
Their first CD is Santogold (2008)
1. L.E.S. Artistes
2. You'll Find A Way
3. Shove It
4. Say Aha
6. My Superman
7. Lights Out
10. I'm A Lady
12. You'll Find A Way (remix)
+See video clip of "L.E.S. Artistes":