Pop culture treasure, high culture trash.

Saturday, May 24, 2008


Pants and I are having a hard time trusting that the heavily-trafficked Santogold single "L.E.S. Artistes" (turn on Radio K right now--they're probably playing it) is not actually Tegan & Sara. The pre-chorus patter lines (favorite: "Fit in so good the hope is that you cannot see me later/You don't know me--I am an introvert, an excavator") are lifted straight from the chorus of "The Con." And the Santogold vocal is flinty just like T&S--a croaky glint in the back of the throat and a laryngitic edge to the vowels. Don't you think? Listen and see. The Santogold video is going to win some awards for sure.