Santogold, Lykke Li And Brazilian Girls Are Hits On The Runway

By Joseph Patel Fashion Week here in New York is almost more about the parties, the bold-faced shenanigans in gossip pages and, well, more parties than it is about the actual clothing on the runway. My favorite part, though, is all the music that gets played at different designers’ shows. It’s kind of a way… Read more »

Santogold Plans To Hook Up With Jay-Z, Beastie Boys And David Byrne

Not content with just working with Pharrell and Strokes singer Julian Casablancas in a Converse ad and opening for Coldplay on their current tour, Santogold has her sights set on some major collaborations in the future. The “Lights Out” singer recently revealed to NME that she’s working on “something with Jay-Z; it’s kind of secret,”… Read more »

For The Record: Avril Lavigne, Santogold, Dr. Dog & More

· Avril Lavigne has been struck mute by a wicked case of acute laryngitis. So far, she’s had to scrap eight North American dates. · Santogold’s released a new track through the new RCRD LBL venture. Those crazy kids like to give away that free music! · The excellent Dr. Dog are releasing a new… Read more »

Santogold’s Underground Buzz Put To Work For Bud Light

Man, are we all over Santi White (Santogold, innit). The hype started last fall when unmastered tracks leaked online, and the breakout “Creator” has taken on a life of its own through the FreQNasty remix on her MySpace page. We dubbed Santi one of our “Alternatives In ’08″, she just opened for Gnarls Barkley –… Read more »

Santigold Details New Album, Master Of My Make-Believe

By Zachary Swickey Thankfully, it seems like a new release from funk/pop/rap sensation Santigold is finally inching closer with the singer officially naming her new album: Master of My Make-Believe. Santi chatted with V Magazine, revealing some new details about her upcoming sophomore record, saying, “My record is called Master of My Make-Believe because I…

Our Plea For The New Santigold Album, American Dreaming

By Zachary Swickey Most artists in today’s mainstream music world churn albums out pretty regularly, which is a necessity considering the wealth of new acts being discovered on the daily (mostly thanks to YouTube). It’s not as common nowadays for a talented funk/pop/rap sensation like Santigold to leave fans waiting nearly four years for a…

Austin City Limits Festival Recap: Day One

show||video|691995| By Zachary Swickey Austin City Limits was back celebrating its 10th anniversary this weekend, a little earlier than its typical October slot, which helps explain the temperatures being a solid ten degrees higher than I recall from year’s past. It’s the last of the music festival season’s “big four” fests – Coachella, Bonnaroo and… Read more »

Albums We Hope To Hear In 2011

By Zachary Swickey Talking with Zane Low on BBC Radio 1, The Killers revealed they have begun work on their fourth album. Asked if they had started writing the follow-up to ‘08’s Day & Age, frontman Brandon Flowers responded, “We have about four or five [songs]. We’ve put them up on a board and they’re… Read more »

Kenna Previews Climb Up Mount Kilimanjaro At The Woodie Awards

The 2009 mtvU Woodie Awards aren’t just about great performances, killer videos and artists who push the boundaries of musical experimentation. (Though there’s no shortage of any of that.) The Woodies are also about awareness, service and giving a little bit back. That’s why they gave out the Good Woodie, the award that recognizes exceptional… Read more »