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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

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 still just… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 12, 2013 - 12:43 pm

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. They’re… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2013 - 5:22 pm

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 - 5:00 pm

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 sputter “Try,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 18, 2013 - 12:28 pm

Stream Toro Y Moi Anything In Return

For his third album Anything In Return, third-generation chillwaver Chaz Bundick, known to most of us as Toro Y Moi, has left the offbeat murk of his early work behind completely, reinventing himself as a chiffon-smooth soul-pop innovator. (The ridiculously fly videos for “So Many Details” and “Say That” only enhance the impression.) This i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2013 - 11:37 am

Toro Y Moi – “Lyin (Pt. 1-4)”

Later this month, Toro Y Moi will release the excellent new album Anything In Return, and he’s also about to head out on tour with Atlanta’s Dog Bite. And with the tour looming, he and Dog Bite are releasing a split 7″. Toro’s contribution is “Lyin (Pt. 1-4),” a multi-part suite of zonked-out, Dilla-damaged funk. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 11, 2013 - 2:45 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

On Friday, an asteroid struck Stereogum’s bank of computer servers, or something, and we were out of commission for the day. This was, of course, tragic, since it sent all of you home for the weekend without a single blog post with 20 minutes or so of very good music videos. But if you made… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2013 - 1:09 pm

Toro Y Moi – “Say That” Video

Last month, Toro Y Moi gave us the badass HARRYS-directed playboy-style video for “So Many Details,” the first single from his new album Anything In Return. And now, for the unbearably smooth soul-disco track “Say That,” Toro has once again teamed up with HARRYS. The video mostly consists of Chaz Bundick looking effortlessly cool while… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 2, 2013 - 8:51 am

2012 In Review: The New Wave Of R&B Comes Into Full Bloom

Throughout the course of my life I have not been what you would call an R&B listener. A brief history of my dabbling: I owned a cassette copy of Boyz II Men’s II because who didn’t? A year later I nabbed Mariah Carey’s Daydream on CD, mesmerized by the tree swing party that was the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 24, 2012 - 1:04 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This is a mournful moment, given the heartbreaking news coming from Connecticut. And while there are far better uses of your time and bandwidth right now — demandaplan.org, for instance — this here is what we do. We watch videos all week, and then decide which ones we like best, and then we recap them. More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 14, 2012 - 4:54 pm

Toro Y Moi – “So Many Details” Video

Home-studio memory-manipulator Toro Y Moi releases his new album Anything In Return next month, and now the awesomely squirmy plastic-soul first single “So Many Details” gets a video. In the HARRYS-directed clip, Chaz Bundick takes a weekend getaway with a beautiful girl and rocks a seriously impressive series of ’70s-movie ensembles, generally looking way more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2012 - 12:38 pm

Deconstructing: Memory Tapes And Life Beyond Chillwave

How does the word “chillwave” make you feel in the waning weeks of 2012? If it doesn’t make you say “huh?” it probably makes you say “ugh.” We all have a different tolerance for contrived trend genres — for some, the gag reflex is triggered the moment a buzzword is coined; others got so wasted… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 3, 2012 - 4:38 pm

Toro Y Moi – “So Many Details (Remix)” (Feat. Hodgy Beats)

Odd Future leader Tyler, The Creator has been a vocal fan of Toro Y Moi for as long as he’s been in the public eye, and he worked with Toro on the new song “Hey You” a couple of months ago. And now Tyler’s Odd Future buddy Hodgy Beats contributes a verse to a remix… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 5, 2012 - 12:15 pm

Toro Y Moi – “So Many Details”

Toro Y Moi’s got a new LP out at the top of next year, and today he released a gurgling bit of electro-soul called “So Many Details.” It’s one of the weirdest things he’s ever done, and early returns suggest that’s a good thing. Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 15, 2012 - 12:47 pm

Photos From Afro-punk Fest 2012: TV On The Radio, Erykah Badu, And More

This past weekend, Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park hosted the eighth annual Afro-punk Festival, a two-day event offering gourmet food trucks, street art, skating and BMX competitions, and an incredible musical lineup featuring TV On The Radio, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Das Racist, Toro Y Moi, Reggie Watts, Spank Rock, and dozens more. Photographer Greg Cristma… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 27, 2012 - 12:23 pm

Les Sins – “Fetch” & “Taken”

Today, Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick dropped a couple of new dance/house tracks as alter ego Les Sins, a pair of songs called “Fetch” and “Taken.” The first is a twinkling, rumbling slab of house and the latter exhibits a more lighthearted approach. Stream them below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 20, 2012 - 4:25 pm