Santogold Opens for Gnarls Barkley

Santogold, a.k.a. Wes alum Santi White ’97, opened for Gnarls Barkley this weekend in New York. Big deal!

NYTimes says:

Santogold’s singsong choruses are full of defiant self-assertion, and every so often her songs draw on a reggae beat. But much of her music is closer to the dance-oriented new wave electro of the early 1980s. Her bright, tinny voice has the quaver of Siouxsie (from the Banshees), the B-52’s or Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs; many of her tracks knock together sparse drumbeats and untamed synthesizer riffs behind declarations like “It’s all right — everything they say doesn’t make no sense.”

With its singsong refrains and bristling beats and riffs, Santogold’s pop is ready to elbow its way into the spotlight.

Check out this sweet video for “L.E.S. Artistes”, replete with leaking hipsters:

14 thoughts on “Santogold Opens for Gnarls Barkley

  1. Sheek

    can do, 9:32 am. feel free to send in any you find! also if anyone knows her grad year, I can’t find it anywhere online.

  2. Sheek

    can do, 9:32 am. feel free to send in any you find! also if anyone knows her grad year, I can’t find it anywhere online.

  3. Anonymous

    wow awesome video, I think I would explode a little if I saw her and MIA playing together live

  4. Anonymous

    wow awesome video, I think I would explode a little if I saw her and MIA playing together live

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