Posts Tagged ‘Santogold


Santogold vs Santigold

I’m sure you have, like me, spent the weekend wondering whether the press reporting on Santigold are all crazy and have no clue what the hell they’re talking about, or whether maybe you are the one who has no clue, since you have spelled her “Santogold” all this time. “Who?” you say. Consider this really cool song with a really weird video:

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For pretty much a whole day at work last week, I listened to the Santogold album “Santogold” over and over, because it’s really good and it helps me work. Then I came across some article or something online, maybe even two, who mentioned Santigold, so I thought to myself, “Hey, you have it wrong!” Then coincidence has it that I was reading an article on a band called The XX in the Sunday paper, and who does the author mention? Santigold. By now I was convinced this was a vast conspiracy of dunces (heh), and so today I decided to set the record straight and what do I find? Santogold, whose real name is Santi White, changed her name to Santigold after being sued by some dude called Santo Gold! At least this is what the Los Angeles Times reported back in February. Which just goes to show you that I’m totally out of the loop.

Since it’s also reported in said article that the lawsuit wants Santogold Santigold to destroy all the CDs that infringe on Santo Gold’s copyright, (and according to a Wikipedia discussion, they already did destroy CDs), maybe this would be a good time to order her album. It might become valuable one day.

And last but not least, here’s a capture I took from the website to show that they sell both “Santigold” by Santogold and “Santogold” by Santigold. :)


Music Monday #16 – L.E.S. Artistes

Get the song here:
Santogold – L.E.S. Artistes (Megaupload)
Santogold – L.E.S. Artistes (Mediafire)

On today’s Music Monday I’d like to introduce you to a song by Santogold. Santogold is the new star in the music press it seems, and she definitely has an idiosyncratic sound. I mean that as compliment to the artist.

I suppose it’s only a matter of time until you’ll hear L.E.S. Artistes again and again on the radio (which is why I don’t listen to the radio most of the time), but if it’s not shoved down your throat ears, it’s actually excellent. She sounds a bit like Joan Jett on this song, and when I first heard it I couldn’t help but think: Tegan and Sara could probably do an excellent cover version of this. Somehow this song sounds like something Sara Quin might’ve written for The Con.

You can buy her album Santogold at

Here’s the (weird) video on YouTube:

Santogold – L.E.S. Artistes

What I’m searching for
to tell it straight, I’m trying to build a wall
Walking by myself
down avenues that reek of time to kill
If you see me keep going
be a pass by waver
Build me up, bring me down
just leave me out you name dropper
Stop trying to catch my eye
I see you good you forced faker
Just make it easy
You’re my enemy you fast talker

I can say I hope it will be worth what I give up
If I could stand up mean for the things that I believe

What am I here for
I left my home to disappear is all
I’m here for myself
Not to know you
I don’t need no one else
Fit in so good the hope is that you cannot see me later
You don’t know me
I am an introvert an excavator
I’m duckin’ out for now
a face in dodgy elevators
Creep up and suddenly
I found myself
an innovator

I can say I hope it will be worth what I give up
If I could stand up mean for the things that I believe

Change, change, change,
I want to get up out of my skin
tell you what
if I can shake it
I’m ‘a make this
something worth dreaming of