May 17, 2008

THE MISSING PIXIE:

Santogold: Kaleidoscopic Pop (World Cafe, May 15, 2008)

Santogold knows a thing or two about pop music. The artist born Santi White worked as a talent scout for a major record label and quickly learned how to produce catchy music. She wrote songs for pop artists on the side, and soon put her talents to the test with her new-wave-influenced band Stiffed.

In 2006, White went solo, adopting her childhood nickname of Santogold. Her first few singles attracted significant online buzz — especially the instantly catchy "L.E.S. Artistes," which she performs live in this session on World Cafe. Her self-titled debut album is a kaleidoscope of punk, reggae, hip-hop, and electro, residing somewhere in the realm of M.I.A. and the Pixies.


Posted by Orrin Judd at May 17, 2008 7:00 AM
Comments

That's a great retro song. Her vocals remind me of Dale Bozzio of the 80s band Missing Persons(Walking in LA, Destination Unknown). I know how you feel about 70's music OJ, the 80's was a great time to be in your 20s.

Posted by: Patrick H at May 17, 2008 11:32 AM

Any time is a great time to be in your twenties.

Posted by: ted welter at May 17, 2008 5:22 PM
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