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Santigold Collaborates with Vans on Limited Shoe

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on January 25, 2011 by dk


Santigold Collaborates with Vans on Limited Shoe

Straight out of Brooklyn, Santi White, better known today as Santigold, has become a unique and inspiring figure on today’s musical landscape. Santigold’s 2008 eponymous album established her internationally as one of the most exciting and fearless artists to emerge in the last decade. The album was widely praised for its genre-defying sound and instantly memorable melodies and was on best of 2008 top 10 lists across the globe. Many artists championed the album and collaborated with her including Jay-Z, David Byrne, Major Lazer, Beastie Boys and others. She is currently at work on her highly anticipated new album due out in 2011. 

With her eclectic sound, incredible sense of style and love for Vans, it was too good to be true when Vans and Santigold joined forces for a special February 2011 shoe release.  Santigold teamed up with Vans designers to create a shoe of her very own.  Working with the new Tosha Hi silhouette and Santi’s personal design aesthetic, the limited Vans x Santigold collaboration features premium perforated full grain leather, faux gold chain accents.  The look becomes complete with a custom SG gold pin created with the trained eye of jewelery designer Jules Kim of Bijules.   

The Vans x Santigold Tosha Hi begins shipping to stores February 1, 2011. 

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YACHT to Preview New Album on US Tour; Watch Duo on Vice’s

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2011 by dk

YACHT to Preview New Album on US Tour!

Watch Jona and Claire in “League of Two”

on Vice’s
 What’s UP  Yacht

Just as the ego, if not regularly dissolved in the howling largeness of transcendent experience, will slowly drift from its sense of itself as part of a larger whole — so will YACHT, if kept from the road, decay into nothingness. 
This is why, beginning in April, YACHT will bring its new songs to the cities of the North American continent, holding concerts and planting the silver seeds of personal utopia in the minds of whoever will listen. We will be performing with our band, The Straight Gaze, which consists of Rob “Bobby Birdman” Kieswetter, Jeffrey “Jerusalem” Brodsky, and our newest member, Katy Davidson (Dear Nora, Key Losers).
Katy Davidson’s  new album, “California Lite,” recorded by Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie/The Microphones, will be released in May 2011. It is incredibly beautiful and we are honored to welcome her to YACHT & The Straight Gaze.
Bobby Birdman has a fantastic Dub Narcotic Disco Plate 45 called “Don’t Walk Away” coming out soon on K Records. Jeffrey Jerusalem will be playing select YACHT after-parties across the continent and is releasing a 7″ and LP this spring.
Lastly, Claire L. Evans and Jona Bechtolt of YACHT star in the latest episode of’s League of Two, a new web series exploring the nature of creative partnerships. This was filmed in May of 2010 and features us meditating, beholding natural beauty, and discussing transcendence. 
Watch League of Two: YACHT–3/league-of-two-yacht–2
YACHT US Tour Dates:
04/13/11 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club
04/15/11 Indio, CA – Coachella
04/17/11 Marfa, TX – Padre’s
04/19/11 Austin, TX – Emo’s
04/20/11 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
04/22/11 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/23/11 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
04/25/11 Washington, DC – Black Cat
04/26/11 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
04/27/11 New York, NY – Webster Hall
04/29/11 Providence, RI – The Met Cafe
04/30/11 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
05/01/11 Montreal, QC – Cabaret Du Mile End
05/02/11 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
05/04/11 Columbus, OH – Wexner Center
05/05/11 Chicago, IL – Metro
05/06/11 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
05/07/11 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
05/09/11 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
05/10/11 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
05/12/11 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
05/13/11 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
05/14/11 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
05/15/11 Astoria, OR – Fort George Brewery

Download:Andreya Triana “Far Closer (Tokimonsta remix)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on January 25, 2011 by dk

Andreya Triana —Far Closer
Released 07/02/2011

Download:Andreya Triana “Far Closer (Tokimonsta remix)
via XLR8R

Preorder at Ninja Tune