Release Date: Apr 29, 2008
Record label: Downtown
Genre(s): Rock, Dance
Santogold, the collaboration between Santi White and former Stiffed bandmate John Hill, first began receiving notice in late 2007, thanks mostly to the release of the single "Creator," which seemed to point White in the direction of an M.I.A. knockoff. The debut full-length, however, shows Santogold to be a unique group, one that pulls equally from dub, pop-punk, hip-hop, electro, and rock without succumbing to the archetypes of any.
Santi White has been hailed as visionary, creative, genre-bending, and inventive – America's answer to M.I.A. – but despite Santogold's bloggorific buzz, her eponymous debut, while diverse, is no revolution. Aside from dubbed-up standout "Shove It," the Philly native and former A&R rep forgoes 24 karat for gold filler. Opener "L.E.S.