Santigold streaming new album ’99 Cents,’ adds two release parties in NYC (updated tour dates)
by Andrew Sacher
Santigold releases 99 Cents, her first album since 2012, next week (2/26) via Atlantic, and she's streaming it in full now. It's a bouncy, joyous album of off-kilter pop, and definitely not quite like either of its predecessors. The new sound and revitalized spirit may be partially thanks to a new series of collaborators. Longtime associates Diplo and Switch don't appear here, and she's instead working with former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij, Kanye/Jay Z beatmaker Hit-Boy, rising rapper/singer iLoveMakonnen, and more. It's an addictive listen from start to finish, as you can hear for yourself below (via NPR).
She also just added a smaller release show happening March 1 at Rough Trade. Doors are at 6:30 PM and you have to purchase her new album from the Rough Trade store (starting 11 AM on 2/26) to get in.
There's also a different kind of release party in NYC on February 26...
Santigold and Tumblr IRL are hosting a special record release event at Jack's 99¢ Store (110 W. 32nd St.) in New York City on Friday, February 26th as part of Tumblr's IRL ongoing series. The free event will feature a DJ set, art installation, and more surprises. Tumblr IRL is a show, but not just a show, it's a whole thing. Santigold's Tumblr has been functioning as a visual extension of the album's themes of hyper-consumption and narcissism with exclusive videos being added continually. The series of pop up windows in the site's design echo the experience of navigating through advertisements when searching online. The event will bring the world of 99¢ and Santigold's Tumblr to life! Follow IRLIRL.tumblr.com for entry details.
Updated tour dates are listed, with the album stream, below...
Santigold -- 2016 Tour Dates
03-01 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade NYC
03-21 Houston, TX - House of Blues
03-22 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
03-24 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
03-26 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
03-28 Tempe, AZ - The Marquee Theatre
03-29 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
03-31 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
04-02 Las Vegas, NV - The Foundry Hall
04-03 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
04-04 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
04-06 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
04-09 Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
04-11 Vancouver, British Columbia - Vogue Theatre
04-13 Calgary, Alberta - Flames Central
04-16 Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
04-17 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
04-19 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
04-20 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
04-22 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
04-23 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
04-25 Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor
04-26 Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution Live
04-28 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
04-30 New York - NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
05-01 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
05-03 Boston, MA - House of Blues
05-04 Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
05-06 Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore