ARTIST / BAND: SANTOGOLD
FILE UNDER: New Wave / Dub / Psychobilly
LABEL: Downtown/Lizard King, Atlantic Records (UK)
INFO: Santogold was lead singer of the Philadelphia-based punk rock/ska band Stiffed, whose 2003 album, Sex Sells, and 2005 album, Burned Again, were produced by Bad Brains bassist Darryl Jenifer. While in this group, she was offered a solo contract by Martin Heath of Lizard King Records. Her initial singles succeeded based on heavy attention from Internet media. White also appeared on Mark Ronson's 2007 album Version, performing on a cover of The Jam's "Pretty Green".