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This was a fucking fucked up week. I got more joy, and solace, from the videos of one nameless genius doing Michael Jackson dance moves through the streets of Baltimore, my embattled hometown, than I did out of any music video. And while it doesn’t have a damn thing to do with music, as of… More »

This week sees the release of two oblique, confounding albums, albums that toy with ideas of genre and song-form and vibe, albums I was excited to hear. I don’t really like either of them. Arca’s Xen has moments of dark, glinting electronic majesty. But the album is as interested in rupture as it is i… More »

It’s not a proper music video, so it’s not on this list, but Yours Truly’s series of videos from the Young Turks new years festival in Tulum, Mexico is the greatest marriage of music and moving images that I’ve seen this week. These clips — Caroline Polachek singing opera while standing knee-deep in a crystalline… More »

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Download Toro Y Moi’s Surprise Mixtape Samantha

As Reddit points out, Toro Y Moi just put out a new mixtape called Samantha via a Dropbox link on his Instagram page. The 20-track…
James Rettig | August 28, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Artist Portraits From Outside Lands 2015

This weekend marked Outside Lands' eighth year taking over the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Headliners this year included Elton John, the Black Keys,…
Stereogum | August 10, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Neon Indian And Toro Y Moi Had An ’80s-Inspired DJ Battle In LA Last Night

The closing-night festivities of Sundance Next festival had everything you would want in an indie film fest. Hip hotel? Check. Neon branded red carpet? Check.
Molly Bergen | August 10, 2015 - 3:33 pm
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Toro Y Moi – “Pitch Black” (Feat. Rome Fortune)

Chaz Bundick just doesn't stop -- after already releasing a Toro Y Moi and a Les Sins album over the last year, he's been gifting…
James Rettig | July 9, 2015 - 1:48 pm
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Toro Y Moi – “That Instead Of This”

Chazwick Bundick just released the power-poppy new Toro Y Moi album What For? a few months ago, and he put out an album of dance…
Peter Helman | June 27, 2015 - 12:56 pm
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Toro Y Moi – “2Late” (Feat. Kool A.D. & SAFE)

In the past seven months, Chaz Bundick has released two albums -- one as Toro Y Moi and one as his dance-music alter-ego Les Sins.
Tom Breihan | June 25, 2015 - 12:36 pm

Toro Y Moi – “Room For 1zone” Video

Chaz Bundick released What For?, his fourth album as Toro Y Moi, just a few months ago, but he already has a new track ready…
James Rettig | June 15, 2015 - 10:28 am

Toro Y Moi – “Lilly” Video

Toro Y Moi's video for "Lilly" chronicles the inanities of everyday suburban existence. A birds-eye-view of a seaside housing development puts the viewer in-scene, a…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 30, 2015 - 1:34 pm

Vinyl Williams – “World Soul” (Stereogum Premiere)

For lack of a more all-encompassing term, let's call Lionel "Vinyl" Williams an L.A. indie-pop dude. That title is much too reductive because his sound…
Collin Robinson | April 29, 2015 - 1:28 pm

Stream Toro Y Moi What For?

Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick seems to find a whole new sound every year, and, even more impressively, he succeeds at all of them. O…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2015 - 10:04 am
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Toro Y Moi – “Run Baby Run”

Toro Y Moi is probably the most successful artist as far as leaving behind the pigeonhole of chillwave and continuing to make music on hi…
Caitlin White | March 25, 2015 - 11:41 am

Astronauts, etc. – “I Know” (Stereogum Premiere)

Anthony Ferraro is a member of Chaz Bundick's Toro Y Moi touring band, but he also fronts his own project called Astronauts, etc. Today the…
Chris DeVille | March 24, 2015 - 11:11 am

Toro Y Moi – “Buffalo”

"Empty Nesters," the lead single from Toro Y Moi's What For?, had a power-pop feel about it that reminded some listeners of Big Star. "Buffalo,"…
Chris DeVille | March 3, 2015 - 12:09 pm
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Toro Y Moi – “Empty Nesters” Video

Chaz Bundick has cycled through three or four different musical guises since he came to our attention a few years ago, and his latest persona…
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2015 - 1:22 pm
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Toro Y Moi, Speedy Ortiz, Dan Deacon, & More Contribute To Basketball-Themed Carpark Comp

To celebrate their 16th birthday, Carpark Records will press a limited-edition 12" compilation of unreleased tracks by members of their roster. The picture disc i…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 18, 2015 - 2:37 pm
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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 lea…
Chris DeVille | January 19, 2015 - 4:01 pm
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Les Sins – “Why” (Feat. Nate Salman) Video

Toro Y Moi side project Les Sins earned Album Of The Week honors for last week's idiosyncratic dance-R&B experiment Michael. Now, he's shared a video…
James Rettig | November 12, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Stream Les Sins Michael

Toro Y Moi mastermind Chaz Bundick has been quietly cranking out subtle, carefully crafted dance music under his Les Sins alter-ego for a few years,…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2014 - 10:56 am
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