Toro Y Moi – “Empty Nesters”

Chaz Bundick’s latest album as Toro Y Moi is called What For?, and judging from lead single “Empty Nesters,” it will mark another stylistic leap for the chameleonic musician. Bundick broke through doing hazy, nostalgic pop music that got him classified as chillwave, then he shifted toward funk, disco, and retro R&B sounds (not to mention his more beat-driven electronic exploits as Les Sins, which earned him Album Of The Week honors last year). “Empty Nesters,” which just premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC radio show, is the most rock Toro Y Moi has ever sounded, a sunshine-drenched guitar-pop tune that could pass for Pavement or Neutral Milk Hotel, at least until the funky breakdown hits. It’s not a departure so much as an extension of Bundick’s already-expansive aesthetic. I’m excited to hear what’s next, but for the meantime, hear this.


(via Pitchfork)

UPDATE: Here’s the full tracklist:

01 “What You Want”
02 “Buffalo”
03 “The Flight”
04 “Empty Nesters”
05 “Ratcliff”
06 “Lilly”
07 “Spell It Out”
08 “Half Dome”
09 “Run Baby Run”
10 “Yeah Right”

And here’s the album cover:

What For? is out 4/7 on Carpark.

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