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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / May 1, 2015 - 4:42 pm

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 Chaz Bundick lays on a perfectly manicured lawn alongside a dog. The scene shifts to a grocery store’s slow descent into chaos, ignited by an elderly woman dropping a jar… More »

By: 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 employs elements of New Wave, shoegaze, electro, psych-rock, and mainstream pop. Williams recently signed with Toro Y Moi’s Company Records and is set to release his next LP, Into, i… More »

By: 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 Toro Y Moi’s last album Anything In Return, he was making slick, soulful dance-pop, and that was great. On last year’s Michael, the album he released under his Les Si… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015 - 10:04 am

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 his own terms. For his latest album What For? Chaz Bundick has released the power pop anthem “Empty Nesters” and the retro funk jam “Buffalo.” His latest, “Run Baby Run” split… More »

By: 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 band shares “I Know,” the first single from a fresh batch of recordings. Although Ferraro was at one point studying to become a classical musician at UC Berkeley — a… More »

By: 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,” 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 told… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 3, 2015 - 12:09 pm

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. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2015 - 1:22 pm

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 - 2:37 pm

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 - 4:01 pm

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 in the… More »

By: James Rettig / November 12, 2014 - 7:30 pm

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 - 4:20 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, 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 - 10:56 am

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 “Why,” and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 23, 2014 - 11:22 am

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, and it’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2014 - 12:37 pm

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 directing team… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 8, 2014 - 4:30 pm

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 - 11:15 am

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 Word O.K., which… More »

By: James Rettig / August 16, 2014 - 10:44 am

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” to a big… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 22, 2014 - 10:56 am

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 York… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 21, 2014 - 10:31 am
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