Santigold is helping Lena Dunham bring a little flavor to her fabulous HBO show ‘Girls’. A few weeks ago, we got our first listen of the new Santi track for the ‘Girls’ season 2 soundtrack titled—what else—‘Girls’.
Now we have the video. It’s a fun collage of all different types of girls dancing around. Not that Santigold needs anymore comparisons to fellow artist M.I.A., but I am reminded of the latter’s song, ‘Boyz’. They’re two great, two totally different tracks, but hey, the titles and video structure (‘Boyz’ is a bunch of boys dancing around) are just begging for comparison, no?
Check out the video for ‘Boyz’ after the jump and tell us which song you prefer.
I love videos like this. It needs to be longer. I love when an artist can speak about their work and their process and not be too precious about it or take themselves so seriously that they come across as self-obsessed and self-important (see any Apple video with Jony Ive).
Santi talks about her and her dancers inspirations (her dancers are fantastic live, btw) and why she refers to her music as “collage music”. Enjoy.
Pasolini at MoMA. Cinespect
The Golden Globe nominations. Hitfix
Downton Abbey Season 3 trailer. WOW Report
Sade, Adele, and Madonna are top earning women in music. Forbes
Anne Hathaway would rather talk about Les Mis, not her vagina. D Listed
Grizzly Bear and Santigold played a private show at Bowery Ballroom. Brooklyn Vegan
The SAG nominations are full of surprises. The Wrap
Westvleteren XII, ’World’s Best Beer’ now available in the U.S. The Inquisitr
Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen predict the future. Big Think
Two-ingredient recipes. Buzzfeed
Okay. I was prepared to enjoy the Santigold show at the Fox Theater in Oakland last night, maybe even love it.
But let’s get serious for a second. She tore the fucking place down. It’s the best show I’ve seen in awhile (and yes, that includes anything you’ve seen too).
If Santi White is coming to your town and you don’t have tickets yet, do yourself a favor and buy one for yourself and one for a good friend who likes to shake their ass. Santi is guaranteed to show the two of you a good time.
This show is pure joy. She played
This is definitely a grower, not a shower. The first time I listened to Santigold’s ‘Girls’ (made for Lena Dunham’s ‘Girls’ soundtrack) I wanted to slap somebody. But I’ve listened to it about twenty times now and I’ve calmed down. Maybe after another twenty listens I’ll want to kiss somebody. I’m seeing Santigold tomorrow night in Oakland, so perhaps she’ll be my victim.
The soundtrack to the hit HBO show is slated for release on January 8th. There will be two versions (reg and digital deluxe). There are all sorts of bands contributing, such as Fun, Robyn, Belle & Sebastian, Fleet Foxes, Oh Land, and of course Michael Penn (he does a lot of music for the show too).
Jump in to listen to the new track and see the tracklistings.
Trailer: Wong Kar Wai’s ‘The Grandmasters’. Youtube
Anna Wintour’s personalized Reed Krakoff bag. Purse Blog
Cat Power postpones European tour. Brooklyn Vegan
Anonymous hacks Lady Gaga and NBC for Guy Fawkes Day. Dr Jays
Hair trend: floral head bands. Grazia
Lena Dunham likes Obama’s butt. Mediaite
Santigold and Gael Garcia Bernal design shirts for Levi’s x MOCA. High Snobiety
New music video by Michael Pitt, ‘Summon It’. Youtube
Jon Hamm’s bulge endorses Obama. D Listed
Tears of Impotent Rage. Hooplehead