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As he illustrated with “Blessa,” Columbia, SC Washed Out cohort Toro Y Moi, aka Chaz Bundick, has a knack for making bedroom recordings sound much bigger. Unlike some of the other recent one-man ambient technicians, Bundick folds a soulful hip-hop feel into his soundscapes: It makes sense he’s decided to cover Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature.” He carries some of that energy through to the poppy, falsetto-lined “Talamak,” a dusky, ostensible lovesick song that appears to be from one of his forthcoming Carpark full-lengths, this one tentatively titled Well Tusked.

As a reminder, the “Blessa”/”109″ 7″ is out 10/6 via Carpark. You can see Toro y Moi do this stuff live with Islands and Jemina Pearl.

10/15 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean # %
10/18 – Missoula, MT @ The Palace # %
10/19 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey # %
10/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre # %
10/21 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre # %
10/22 – Davis, CA @ UC Davis Odd Fellows Lodge # %
10/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill # %
10/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour # %
10/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room # %
10/27 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk # %
10/28 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves # %
10/29 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe # %
10/30 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree # %
11/01 – Durham, NC @ Duke Coffee House # %
11/02 – Baltimore, MD @ G Spot # %
11/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church # %
11/04 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs # %
11/05 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom # %
11/07 – Montreal, QC @ TBA # %

# w/ Islands and Jemina Pearl

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Comments (6)
  1. The original version was better…

  2. I’m excited of the notion of Columbia’s indie scene taking off.

  3. Oh man. I love this more than you kjnow.

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