Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Santigold's Master of my Make Believe

Santigold released her new album Master of my Make Believe yesterday.  This is her second album, the follow up to her 2008 debut album.  The new album has many guest musicians from bands such as the Yeah Yeah Yeah's and TV on the Radio.  The album has obvious Jamaican and African influences.  The record has driving percussion and beats while still feeling breezy and fun.  It will make for a perfect Summer listen.   The first album was great but was kind of all over the place.  It dealt in many styles, from rap to goth to 80's pop songs, the album had it all.  It did show her range but it was difficult to determine who she was as an artist.  With this second album she seems to have answered this question.  Master of my Make Believe is consistent from beginning to end.

Scissor Sisters new song and tour

Scissor Sisters has a new song and a summer tour announced.  The new song Only the Horses was released a few weeks ago.  It is a solid pop dance song.   I think it loses some of the gritty dirty club that is usually their trademark, but overall I bet its going to be an amazing anthem style song in their live sets.  Judge for yourself.

Speaking of live shows, the Sisters are hitting your town this Summer.  Let me be very clear, the Scissor Sisters put on one of the best, most energetic, funny and fierce live shows ever to grace a stage.  If you like to dance your ass off, this is the show to see this summer.

5/6 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
6/15 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
6/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
6/17 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
6/19 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Ballroom
6/20 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
6/23 – St. Paul, MN – Harriet Island Regional Park River’s Edge Music Festival
6/24 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
6/25 – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads KC
6/27 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
6/28 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
6/29 – Montreal, QC – Olympia De Montreal
6/30 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
7/2 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
7/5 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
7/6 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
7/7 – New York, NY – Terminal 5