Santigold morphs into a creepy 1950s Stepford wife in the music video for “The Keepers.” The blonde-wigged artist shares a green-tinted meal with other domestic debutants when their peaceful dinner is suddenly interrupted by shady drive-by shooters. She sings: “We’re the keepers, while we sleep in America/ Our house is burning down.”
The Santi White-directed video is a cutting social critique with a danceable beat. The glaze-eyed family dances like Barbies in their own bubble and smiles for family portraits while their house literally burns around them.
The track is from the already-released Master of My Make-Believe.
Watch it here:
Metric – Youth Without Youth
I’ve been a Metric fan since I was 14 so I’ve been waiting anxiously these past three years for some new Metric music and FINALLY “Youth Without Youth” is here to cure my Metric withdrawal! The first single off their upcoming album Synthetica is a great guitar driven track. It’s faster and louder than most of Metric’s other music and it’s nice to hear lead singer Emily Haines using her voice to its full potential. I could see this being a serious song to jam out to during one of their upcoming concerts. You can pick up Synthetica on June 12.
Santigold – Proud Mary
I had the good fortune of seeing Santigold at Coachella and this woman has some serious talent. In her cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s famous “Proud Mary,” Santi White adds her own flavour to the jam. Instead of a straight up cover of the song, she adds some synth, African beats, and belts the song in her own robotic style. I’m loving this new take on a classic track.
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Coachella came to a close last night in California but (cheese alert) the performances live on… through YouTube at least. Coachella partnered with YouTube to offer much of the festival online through live streaming and few users were able to capture the broadcast and post it for us to watch over and over.
Santigold brought a giant dancing horse onstage, who followed them from New York. The set-list included “Disparate Youth” and “Say Aha.”
Banks was booked for 45 minutes but apparently only performed for 25, with a set-list that included “Bambi,” “Firestarter” and “Valerie.”
Donald Glover invited Kenrick Lamar and Danny Brown to the stage with him to triple the awesomeness.
Santigold versus Red Foo and the dancing man
LMFAO’s RedFoo “empathized” with Santigold who had one attention-hogging fan steal the spotlight during a recent concert. The audience member was so inspired by the beat he became one with the music, eventually inspiring a large portion of people to stop staring and start dancing. RedFoo sarcastically tweeted that these fame whores are simply haters.
Baseball players sings Adele
Everyone knows Adele, even baseball player Jason Kipnis. In fact, it looks like he knows her by heart. The Cleveland Indian’s second baseman was wearing a mic during an exhibition game last Wednesday and was caught singing “Someone Like You.” We’re not sure if he knew everyone could hear his lungs of steel but he sang with heart.
Santigold’s new video for “Disparate Youth” has her walking in floral 4-inch heels across a dream-like jungle paradise. She’s in search of a group of shamans living in the jungle brush.
The video, directed by Santi and Sam Fleischner, is visually stunning and matches the vibe of the song perfectly. It’s the second video off her upcoming sophmore album “Master of My Make Believe,” which should be out in spring.
I love the song and video — not to mention the weird, quirky outfits— what do you think of it?
Spank Rock’s new video for “Car Song,” featuring Santigold, might not have very much to do with the song itself but there’s something I like about it. It’s one of those videos where you go “huh, that seems really deep but I don’t know what the message is.”
Although the song is meant to capture positive growth and aspiration, the video features a pair of naked women covering themselves in blue paint and smearing a canvas with their bodies. It’s super bizarre and quirky. My one thought is maybe the blank canvas has something to do with their journey and choices? But I could be way off. What do you think it means?