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23 July, 2008

Song Of The Week \ 07

Let's make a double post once again, since I was away for such long time. That only happened at the first Song Of The Week post.

The first track is really alternative and out there, and you will probably have to get used to it. The singer's name is Santogold, and she is due to break on mainstream by the end of this year, which she partly did it already with single "L.E.S. Artistes", which is much more mainstream and radio friendly. 32-years old lady had previously toured with M.I.A., Bjork, and Architecture In Helsinki, which I think are all kind of musically similar to what she does. She had an album out in April, it's called "Santogold", and I suggest you get it.

Santogold - Creator
Philapelphia, US \ Atlantic Records \ Wiki

Hardcore gangsta meets indie experimentalism.

Second song in this post is very different. It's organic, indie, popish, pretty, and somehow retro 80's influenced. Ladyhawke is essentially the solo project of Pip Brown, New Zealand girl who recently moved to London. I'm totally digging her voice, and was impressed, when I found out that she plays 10 instruments. She wrote "Paris Is Burning" after visiting Paris in 2007. I was particularly intoxicated with this song during this year's Exit Festival. You might also want to check out the video.

Ladyhawke - Paris Is Burning
London, UK \ Modular Recordings \ Wiki

Anti-electro feel-good song with a very emotional chorus.

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