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Thursday, October 2, 2008


Santogold recently rocked Denver! See for yourself!

Brooklyn future pop sensation, Santogold has emerged as the 2008 musical season's new light. Working with fellow Stiffed member John Hill as co-producer, she recorded her debut album, Santogold, which was originally slated for release on Downtown Records in January 2008, but was pushed back to April 2008. The album (including its B-sides and remixes) features appearances or production work from Chuck Treece, Cliffored "Moonie" Pusey of Steel Pulse, Diplo, Freq Nasty, Naeem Juwan of Spank Rock, Radioclit, Sinden, Switch, Trouble Andrew, and XXXchange. The album's first singles, "Creator" and "L.E.S. Artistes", were both well received. Rolling Stone, Spin, and BBC all named Santogold an artist to watch in 2008.

"Creator", along with "Lights Out", has appeared in commercials for Bud Light Lime in the United States, and VO5 hair products in the United Kingdom. Similarly, "You'll Find A Way" was featured in the EA Sports video game, FIFA 08, with "L.E.S. Artistes" featured in some versions of its sister game NHL 08 as well as in commercials for the Ford Flex. Her song "Say Aha" was featured in a Zune-Arts video. Santi has also toured with M.I.A., Björk, and Architecture in Helsinki. In addition to her own material, White has written songs for Lily Allen and Ashlee Simpson.

Santogold has recorded a song with N.E.R.D's Pharrell Williams and The Strokes' Julian Casablancas for Converse. Santi told that they recorded the song separately and did "their own separate thing", "so it ends up being just this weird long song with sort of everybody with lots of their own personalities separate." The song, "My Drive Thru", was available for free on Converse's website.

In June 2008, Coldplay announced that Santogold would be their opening act for most of the stops on the North American leg of their Viva la Vida Tour. Santogold embarked on her first headlining tour in September and October 2008. The Goldrush Tour featured dates across North America. Additionally, Santogold provided support for Kanye West on two Ireland dates in November.