August 21, 2008
Santogold’s self-titled debut is, without a doubt, in my top five releases of the year so far. Lately my favorites on the album have been “I’m a Lady” and “Lights Out,” purely pop-rock tracks that serve as a welcome juxtaposition to songs like spastic party starter “Creator,” or punk-tinged ska cut “Say Aha.” Basically both tracks put me in a good mood every time I listen to them. And when, at the beginning of the second verse of “I’m a Lady,” Santogold coos “Oo ooo you look so pretty…you look so sweet,” I can’t help but smile. Weird. Peep the videos below (the video for “I’m a Lady” is a magically strange fan vid).
I also recommend checking out the recent Santogold/Diplo mixtape which features some solid remixes—including a mash-up of “Lights Out” and Panda Bear’s “Comfy in Nautica”—as well as some old school punk, hip hop and rub-a-dub/rude boi reggae songs. You can download it HERE. Mad decent.
“I’m a Lady”