It’s hard to believe that four years have passed since Santigold’s first album Santogold was released. “L.E.S. Artistes” was the first song of hers that I heard back in 2008. Last year I saw her dynamic performance at Austin City Limits, and she drew a much bigger crowd than I expected.
Even though I’m not a fan of hip hop, I gravitated towards her kaleidoscope of genres including pop, hip hop, and indie rock. Now she has done it again with her new single “Big Mouth.” Hopefully the new album she is releasing in the spring will turn more heads (and ears) towards her.
Click here for the “Big Mouth” music video and more information that I have written about what mischief Santigold will be up to this year.
Music video for “L.E.S. Artistes”
San Francisco playlist
I’m going to start something a little different on my website. Rather than just announcements and such, I’ll make this a blogging space too. My inaugural blog post is about Florence + the Machine‘s Florence Welch (here’s a quick profile I made about her early this year: http://www.examiner.com/alternative-music-in-national/alternative-music-spotlight-florence-and-the-machine). Besides being gorgeous and stylish in her own way, she’s also a great singer and songwriter. Her powerhouse voice makes me wonder if there is such a thing as vocal steroids. How does she never lose her voice?!
Her new album Ceremonials will be released November 1st, which I’m quite giddy about. Hopefully I’ll have another chance to see her live. She has quite the presence onstage in her dramatic, flowing clothes (that are often more like costumes).
Anyway, enjoy the lovely Florence.
The single “What the Water Gave Me” from her upcoming album
Footage I made from Voodoo Festival in New Orleans last year