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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

Sides Of Chaz – “Sweet Tea”

We know Chaz Bundick as Toro Y Moi, but when the mood strikes him, he also releases music under his Sides Of Chaz side-project moniker. Next week, he'll drop a new Sides Of Chaz 7", and "Sweet Tea," the A-side, is a lovably shambling psych-rock song a few million aesthetic miles away from the smooth-weirdo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2013

Turntable Interview: Toro Y Moi

Toro Y Moi, a.k.a. Chaz Bundick, has been on the road for months. The multi-instrumentalist has brought his unique brand of synthesized electro-R&B dance music to Europe, North America, and half a dozen festivals in support of this year's Anything In Return, his third proper full-length album. During one of his stopovers, we caught u… More »

By: Melissa Locker / October 31, 2013

Photos: Austin City Limits 2013

The first of two Austin City Limits weekends took place in Zilker Park over the weekend, with performances by Depeche Mode, the Cure, Kings Of Leon, Atoms For Peace, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, the National, Queens Of The Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, HAIM, and dozens more. Check out photos from the festival by More »

By: Stereogum / October 7, 2013

Billie Holiday – “My Man (Toro Y Moi Remix)” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Toro Y Moi is among the contributors to a new compilation called Verve Remixed: The First Ladies, which collects remixes of classic jazz standards. And now Verve has put together a video for Toro's flickering remix of Billie Holiday's "My Man," bringing in director John Henry Hazeltine to tell the story of a lonely… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 4, 2013

Toro Y Moi – “Rose Quartz” Video

The videos for Toro Y Moi's wonderfully idiosyncratic synth-soul album Anything In Return have already embraced a couple of disparate tones: Sidelong smooveness for "So Many Details" and "Say That," slice-of-life comedy for "Never Matter." And for the new "Rose Quartz" video, director Lauren Gregory has given us a completely… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2013

The Music of Grand Theft Auto V Is Now On iTunes

The makers of Grand Theft Auto V have released a three-volume album of the game's original score and soundtrack. With 59 tracks in total, the list of contributing artists is extensive and includes: new songs by Twin Shadow, Neon Indian, Wavves, HEALTH, Tyler, The Creator, and A$AP Rocky; the score by Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / September 24, 2013

Toro Y Moi – “Campo”

After releasing his third album Anything In Return earlier this year, Chaz Bundick is putting out a special tour-only single. You'll be able to get it this fall at Toro Y Moi shows, but for now check out the digital version of "Campo," which displays him at his absolute smoothest. The track carries o… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 10, 2013

Toro Y Moi – “Slough” (Ricky Gervais Cover)

Ricky Gervais recently revived David Brent, the character he played on the British version of The Office, for a series of online guitar tutorials, which might exist mostly so that Ricky Gervais can show that he actually knows how to play guitar. In one of them, he plays a new song called "Slough," a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2013

Billie Holiday – “My Man (Toro Y Moi Remix)”

I've heard Billie Holiday's "My Man" roughly 500 times. No exaggeration. Growing up with parents that are huge Billie Holiday fans, this song was bound to show up pretty frequently, so it was especially jarring to hear Toro Y Moi's flickering remix of this jazz standard. Holiday's voice lends itself surprisingly well to Chaz Bundick'… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 13, 2013

Toro Y Moi – “Rose Quartz (FaltyDL Remix)”

Yesterday, Chaz Bundick, bka Toro Y Moi stripped Disclosure's "You & Me" of most of its UK garage-influenced origins and pushed it into a darker sphere. Today, his own track "Rose Quartz," from AOTW honoree Anything In Return, is transformed into their realm by given a healthy dose of house from their contemporary… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 29, 2013

Disclosure – “You & Me (Toro Y Moi Remix)” (Feat. Eliza Doolittle)

Earlier today in Disclosure, we heard Grab Her!," a new song from Disclosure's ace Settle; later today, we'll hear the studio version of that album's "F For You" on the BBC's Zane Lowe. But now? Right now? It's a return to the Lawrence brothers' most anthemic hit to date -- their Eliza Doolittle-sung "You… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 28, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I still haven't done the thing I talked about doing last week, opening this column up to late-night peformances or fan-taped camera-phone concert vids. I might still eventually do that, but this turned out to be a very good week for the traditional notions of music videos, and the best one in a while… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 29, 2013

Toro Y Moi – “Never Matter” Video

Toro Y Moi's excellently slinky new album Anything In Return has already yielded two unexpectedly badass videos, for "So Many Details" and "Say That," which depicted mastermind Chaz Bundick as a regal motherfucker. The latest, for the insinuating synthpop tune "Never Matter," works as a departure, with Bundick only showing up at… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 25, 2013

Les Sins – “Grind” / “Prelims”

Later this month, Les Sins, the dance music project of Chaz Bundick bka Toro Y Moi, will release a 12" of brand new material that hinges on more of the synth influence of his work. "Grind" and "Prelims" are two prime examples of Bundick's musical oeuvre's constant evolution, especially after he reinvented Toro Y… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 7, 2013

Toro Y Moi – “Say That (DaM-FunK Re-Freak)”

If there is anyone who should be laying his hand to Toro Y Moi's latest efforts, it is absolutely DaM-FunK and his brand of updated Prince aesthetics. On this remix -- or "re-freak," if you will -- FunK very gently coaxes the soulful original "Say That" into something a little more synth-and-fuzz-heavy but… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 12, 2013

Watch Toro Y Moi Do “Studies” & “Grown Up Calls” On Solo Piano

Toro Y Moi's excellent new album Anything In Return is a total studio record, all layered synths and drum-machine ripples. But in a recent session for the French radio station Le Mouv', Toro mastermind Chaz Bundick stripped all that away, playing completely swank solo-piano versions of the album tracks "Studies" and "Grown Up Calls. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2013

Album Of The Week: Toro Y Moi Anything In Return

Toro Y Moi was once associated with the electronic pop subgenre and short cultural moment known as chillwave. There. That's done. As far as I'm concerned -- and I seem to be the only critic who thinks this -- Chaz Bundick's name and the c-word never need to appear in the same sentence again. Everyone… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2013

Nosaj Thing – “Try” (Feat. Toro Y Moi)

It's been nearly four years since the Los Angeles bass music producer Nosaj Thing released his debut album Drift, and next week, he'll finally follow it up with sophomore effort Home. We've already posted his instrumental track "Snap" and "Eclipse/Blue," his collaboration with Blonde Redhead's Kazu Makino. And now we've got his ambient… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 18, 2013