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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 in… 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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Puff Daddy & The Family – “Workin” Video

Last week, Sean "Diddy" Combs went back to his old Puff Daddy moniker and released the shockingly strong free mixtape MMM. The one advance single…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2015 - 10:46 am

Toro Y Moi, Young Magic, Bayonne @ The Teragram Ballroom, LA 11/9/15

On the second-to-last night of their US tour, Toro Y Moi's band took the stage to William DeVaughn's "Be Thankful For What You Got" before…
Scott Lapatine | November 10, 2015 - 3:01 pm

Here’s What Your Favorite Bands Wore For Halloween 2015

Stars: they're just like us! Which means that on October 31st, the spookiest day of the year, they don wacky clothing that they would never…
Peter Helman | November 1, 2015 - 1:36 pm

Puff Daddy & The Family – “Workin'”

Toro Y Moi mastermind Chaz Bundick also records straight-up dance music under the name Les Sins. His outrageously catchy track "Bother" was the best thing…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2015 - 9:24 am

Toro Y Moi – “Dada Art” Video

Back in August, Toro Y Moi stepped away from his chillwavey roots and recent forays in guitar pop with his surprise-release mixtape, Samantha. Now he's…
Charles Innis | October 6, 2015 - 1:43 pm

Watch Toro Y Moi Cover Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Multi-Love”

Toro Y Moi and Unknown Mortal Orchestra are two good but perpetually overlooked and underrated artists, and it makes sense that both of them would…
James Rettig | October 2, 2015 - 11:33 am

Toro Y Moi – “Half Dome” Video

Earlier this year, before releasing his surprise mixtape Samantha, Toro Y Moi gave us the mellow, blissy guitar-pop album What For?. And even before that,…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2015 - 10:39 am

Astronauts Etc. – “Rocket Man” (Feat. Toro Y Moi) (Elton John Cover)

Astronauts Etc. is the project of Toro Y Moi touring keyboardist Anthony Ferraro, and he's putting out his debut full-length next week -- though it's…
James Rettig | September 11, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Grimes, TV On The Radio, Tinashe To Play Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days In LA

Last year, for the first time ever, Red Bull Sound Select spent all of November presenting some finely-curated shows in venues all around the city…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2015 - 9:52 am

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

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

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

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, as…
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. On…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2015 - 10:04 am
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