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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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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…
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…
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,"…
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…
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…
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…
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…
James Rettig | November 12, 2014 - 7:30 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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2014 - 10:31 am

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…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2014 - 8:58 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
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…
Miles Bowe | January 6, 2014 - 11:06 am