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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 - 8:58 am

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 in a crystalline… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2014 - 11:37 am

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, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2014 - 2:43 pm

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, this time with… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 6, 2014 - 11:06 am

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 - 11:33 am

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 blown out, Chaz… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 4, 2013 - 9:56 am

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 - 5:17 pm

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 - 12:20 pm

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 JWMore »

By: Stereogum / October 7, 2013 - 11:30 am

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 spacema… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 4, 2013 - 10:46 am

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 new one: Mesmeric cartoon impressionism. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2013 - 1:51 pm

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 - 3:37 pm

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 on the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 10, 2013 - 12:13 pm

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,” an ode… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2013 - 9:00 am

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 - 3:31 pm

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 FaltyDL. Check… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 29, 2013 - 1:03 pm

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 - 12:33 pm

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 for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 29, 2013 - 2:08 pm

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 the end. Through… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 25, 2013 - 12:40 pm

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 Moi… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 7, 2013 - 10:58 am