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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," Chaz Bundick's latest, is a retro radio jam of a different vintage. It's a moody bit of funky guitar-pop that reminds me of Steve Miller Band or something. Bundick… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 3, 2015

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 seems to be "happily fuzzed out circa-1994 alt-popper." The new Toro Y Moi album What For? lands this spring, and first single "Empty Nesters" goes hard on Lemonheads/Weezer vibes. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2015

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 is basketball-themed, so all 9 tracks and 19 locked grooves will allude to the sport in some way. Speedy Ortiz included a demo version of "Basketball" off of their prodigious SportsMore »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 18, 2015

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 19, 2015

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 for album highlight "Why," which features vocals from Nate Salman. Both Salman and Toro Y Moi mastermind Chaz Bundick appear in the video -- the former dances around i… More »

By: James Rettig / November 12, 2014

Album Of The Week: Les Sins Michael

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / November 4, 2014

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, and he's finally made a full LP under his second pseudonym. Michael, the new Les Sins album, is a warm, welcoming, percolating piece of work, an album cut from the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 27, 2014

Les Sins – “Talk About”

Lately Chaz Bundick has taken a break from running Toro Y Moi so that he can make patient, reticent, finely textured dance music under his Les Sins moniker. He's been dropping singles under that name for years, and Michael, the first-ever Les Sins album, arrives next month. We've posted early singles "Bother" and "More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 23, 2014

Les Sins – “Why” (Feat. Nate Salman)

Later this fall, Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bundick will release Michael, the first full-length from his dance-music alter-ego Les Sins. We've already heard first single "Bother" and seen its great video, and now Bundick has shared "Why," a song he did with the singer Nate Salman. It's a slick, slippery piece of disco-funk,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2014

Les Sins – “Bother” Video

Les Sins is the dance-music alter-ego of Chaz Bundick, who most of us know as Toro Y Moi. Later this year, he'll release Michael, his first album under his Les Sins alias, and its first single is the clipped, propulsive, weirdly hypnotic "Bother." That song now has a video from HARRYS, the same… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 8, 2014

Les Sins – “Bother”

As Toro Y Moi, Chaz Bundick has gone from making murky, queasy bedroom-pop to crafting slick, twitchy soul. There's plenty of room for experimentation and change in Toro Y Moi, then, but there's not quite enough for Bundick. He's got a whole other alias as Les Sins, the alter-ego he's used to release a few… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 19, 2014

Kool A.D. – “The Front” (Feat. Toro Y Moi & Amaze 88) Video

Kool A.D. has released a lot of albums and mixtapes since he left Das Racist. (And if you're wondering whether the old gang could get back together again, it doesn't look good. The rapper told Grantland recently that he hasn't "really talked" to Heems since he quit.) A.D.'s latest solo effort was WordMore »

By: James Rettig / August 16, 2014

Watch Chromeo Do “Come Alive” & “Jealous” On Kimmel

Synth-funk duo Chromeo are getting ready to put out their new album, White Women, next month. Last week they shared a new song featuring Ezra Koenig, and before that they did one with Toro Y Moi. This week they stopped by Jimmy Kimmel to perform the aforementioned Toro-collab "Come Alive" and "Jealous"… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 22, 2014

Kool A.D. – “Tight” (Feat. Lakutis & Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire) Video

Last month, the former Das Racist rapper Kool A.D. gave us his Word O.K. mixtape, possibly the strongest of the many full-lengths he's dropped since Das Racist broke up. "Tight," one of the tape's hightlights, has a tense and physical beat from Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bundick, and it's also got verses from New… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 21, 2014

Stream Kool A.D. Word O.K.

The former Das Racist member Kool A.D. has released a shit-ton of solo material since his crew broke up a couple of years ago, but his new album Word O.K., released onto the internet on what seems like a whim last night, may be the easiest-yet entry point to his solo music (even if it'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2014

Chromeo – “Come Alive” (Feat. Toro Y Moi) Video

Chromeo's video for "Come Alive," their dinky synth-funk jam with Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bundick, takes obvious inspiration from the lovably cheesed-out 1987 movie Mannequin and from the cartoonish videos that held down the era of MTV from around the time Mannequin came out. In the clip, Chromeo's Dave 1 plays a frustrated casanova,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2014

Chromeo – “Come Alive” (Feat. Toro Y Moi)

Near the end of 2013 we heard a couple of new singles from Chromeo, "Sexy Socialite" and "Over Your Shoulder," for an album expected sometime in 2014. Now it is 2014, and we still have no idea when White Women will be out, but in the meantime we have another new song, thi… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 6, 2014

Watch i-D‘s ABC Of Fashion, Soundtracked By New Toro Y Moi

The British fashion and culture magazine i-D has released a video in collaboration with music video director HARRY'S and Toro Y Moi called "ABC Of Fashion." The song, written and performed by Toro Y Moi, sings the letters of the alphabet over psychedelic-pop electric guitar, synthesizer, and bongo drums. HARRY's takes a break from directing… More »

By: Brie Roche lilliott / December 9, 2013

Wach Toro Y Moi Play Kimmel

The same day he released "Sweet Tea," the great new psych-pop song he recorded under his Sides Of Chaz alter-ego, Toro Y Moi stepped onstage at Jimmy Kimmel Live to play a couple of songs from his deeply impressive early-2013 album Anything In Return. With his shirt tucked in and his hair blow… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 4, 2013
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