Posted in music | pictures on January 18, 2012

photos by Bao Nguyen

Karen & Santi
Santigold

Santigold, who is releasing her new album, Master of My Make-Believe, this spring on Downtown/Atlantic, performed material from it at her two sold out MHOW shows which happened last night (1/17) and Monday night (1/16). In a couple of days she leaves on tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

At last night's show, Karen O joined her on stage to perform the track "Go," which Karen guests on. It hasn't been confirmed that this song will definitely appear on the new album, but we do know that Karen's Yeah Yeah Yeahs bandmate Nick Zinner will be on it. Dave Sitek (of TV on the Radio) is on the album too and was also spotted at last night's MHOW show. Other people, like Q-Tip, were at the show too. NY Times commented on the extravagancies of her show, saying:

Everywhere she went during her performance at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, there they were: a pair of limber, stoical dancers, faces impassive behind sunglasses but with every other body part in constant and impeccable motion. At one point they wore tuxedo dresses; at another, Victorian tops with sharp shoulders paired with ruffled shorts that fluttered beautifully when they shimmied.
But also spoke of an inconsistency in the performance:
Her stage show [...] has been inconsistent in the past. On Monday she was more robust if slightly absent compared with her colleagues: the magnificent dancers, worthy of their own hourlong performance, and her band, outfitted in shimmering tops and matching white headpieces. Often the songs took flight not through Santigold's voice or stage presence, but through what was unfolding around her.
More pictures from the 1/17 show and some videos of new material from the 1/16 show are below.

The new album also features contributions from Switch (of Major Lazer), Greg Kurstin, and Buraka Som Sistema. She just released the video for the album's single, "Big Mouth," which was produced by Switch and Buraka Som Sistema. You can watch that below and grab the track for free at Santigold's website in exchange for your email address.

More pics, including some of opener Spank Rock, and videos below...

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Santigold - "Big Mouth" Official Video

Santigold - Disparate Youth (Live at Music Hall of Williamsburg 1/16/2012)

Santigold - God From The Machine (Live from Music Hall of Williamsburg 1/16/2012)

Santigold - Big Mouth (Live at Music Hall of Williamsburg 1/16/2012)

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Comments (23)

Dude, we got a picture with Dave Sitek! I think that dude has bed bugs though. Sick brah....

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2012 1:04 PM

Let's avoid these shots...

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/santigold/mhow/6.jpg

They are becoming such a cliche

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2012 1:06 PM

i like that black shirt they were selling. can i get it online?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2012 1:08 PM

Yeah, that shirt be totally cool.

Posted by Jay Vanberg | January 18, 2012 1:15 PM

YYYs @ MHOW was special...

ps Great pics as always Bao!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2012 1:16 PM

I guess you've given up on posting some select news stories today
and supporting the fight against internet censorship.

BV news is imperative!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2012 1:18 PM

shut the fuck up 1:18. this is his bread and butter.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2012 1:21 PM

Yo check out ma crown an' shi'
Ahm a pinsess

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2012 1:40 PM

The music is worse then Crown Heights reggaeton, but she is kinda sexy and she has a pretty good presence.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2012 1:44 PM

M.I.A.?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2012 2:01 PM

I don't really care what your stance on the topic is, but I'm confused why the site says "We're posting some select news stories today,
but please help us in supporting the fight against internet censorship." Followed by multiple stories. What was the point in ever writing that?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2012 2:06 PM

i agree, 2:01.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2012 2:31 PM

Dave Sitek has more than bed bugs that dude smells like rotten eggs! Gross. Santi rocked it though! Hail Santi!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2012 2:37 PM

more like karen old

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2012 3:09 PM

Only white people call it 'reggaeton.'

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2012 3:23 PM

As a white person I'm sure you know just what people of other races call things like music, huh 3:23?

Fucking idiot. Go back to Iowa. Now.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2012 3:48 PM

Actually 3:09 more like SantiOLD! Damn Santcrap and Lana del turd in 1 week???!!! This could be the worst year for music EVER!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2012 3:57 PM

worst year in puns EVER!!!!!!!!

Posted by anonymold del turd | January 18, 2012 4:08 PM

348 dude, he was right. it's not our fault you talk like my dad.

that's like calling rock music 'rock n' roll.' or r&b 'rhythm and blues'. you just sound like a douche nerd.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2012 4:49 PM

SHE'S SO UGLY. GO AWAY.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2012 5:38 PM

Big Freedia lookin good!

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2012 4:46 PM

looks like fun times

Posted by jordon | August 7, 2013 7:41 PM

When is the next show?

Posted by Cursus Bedrijfsbeheer | December 9, 2013 6:11 AM

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