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Watch Toro Y Moi Debut “Rose Quartz” At Lolla

Yesterday at Lollapalooza, Toro Y Moi played a few songs. One of them, “Rose Quartz,” is a sinuous, slow-building synth-disco jam that continues the smoothed-out career arc that Chaz Bundick has been on since Underneath The Pine. Check out a nice professional video of the band playing the song below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 6, 2012 - 1:41 pm

Lollapalooza 2012: Jack White, The Walkmen, Dum Dum Girls, & More

For Saturday’s recap and photos, click here.
For Friday’s recap and photos, click here.
Sunday’s recap below…

In contrast to Saturday’s torrential downpours, emergency weather evacuation, and general air of hecticness, Sunday floated by, with cooler temperatures and even occasional breeziness, to ease out of three long festival days. More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 6, 2012 - 1:27 pm

Tyler, The Creator & Toro Y Moi – “Hey You”

Tyler, The Creator shows a lot of love for Toro Y Moi on Twitter, so you had to figure a collaboration between the two was only a matter of time. Apparently, the track, “Hey You,” got out there before they were finished, but OF is rolling with it. Via their Tumblr:… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 18, 2012 - 2:59 pm

Toro Y Moi – “All Alone”

In exchange for the bounty of your e-mail address, a bumpin’ new Toro Y Moi track is available called “All Alone,” a song from the South Carolina indie pop wizard Chaz Bundick’s forthcoming Freaking Out EP. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 2, 2011 - 12:48 pm

Toro Y Moi – “New Beat (Star Slinger Dancehall Remix)”

I’m Corban Goble, the younger of the two new Stereogum staff writers (shout outs Breihan). Previously I was a staff writer for Time Out New York’s music section and I’ve contributed to a bunch of other places and for a while had a pretty decent webzine going. I’m from Kansas, have a delirious love for… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 22, 2011 - 2:09 pm

Toro Y Moi – “How I Know” Video

Toro Y Moi’s Underneath The Pines track “How I Know” gets a Jordan Kim directed video set in a house haunted by ghost twins who are bent on killing a trio of bumbling dudes, but it’s much more goofy Scooby Doo spectral farce than anything inspiring actual fear. Recommended. Watch it, here:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 2, 2011 - 11:28 am

Toro Y Moi – “Saturday Love”

Chaz Bundick recorded his Freaking Out EP last month during a break from touring. Here’s one of the post-Underneath The Pine tracks, a cover of Alexander O’Neal & Cherelle’s “Saturday Love”:… More »

By: brandon / July 13, 2011 - 11:57 am

Cut Copy – “Blink And You’ll Miss A Revolution (Toro Y Moi Remix)”

When Cut Copy came to the Williamsburg waterfront last summer, Zonoscope was still largely unheard and the band promised “Blink And You’ll Miss A Revolution” would be their next single. Actually it was “Take Me Over,” and then it was “Need You Now,” but here one year later “Blink” gets its proper single release, via… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 5, 2011 - 11:10 am

Download Stereogum’s Cruel Summer 2011 Mix

Here’s the sequel to last year’s popular heartbreak of a mixtape, Cruel Summer. That one was worn, forlorn, and sexual, it was the soundtrack arc to your winter romance burning up and melting in the hot, hormonal sun. This year it’s just a party, really, soundtracked once again by some of the very best and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 1, 2011 - 3:23 pm

Stereogum’s Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far

We still have plenty of time and music left in 2011, but since we’re at the halfway (or so) mark, we thought it made sense to pause and take stock of the best albums of the year so far. There was some science behind the final tally: Each one of us made a list and… More »

By: Stereogum / June 21, 2011 - 1:11 pm

Toro Y Moi Unplugged

As we saw on Washed Out’s “Eyes Be Closed” and Memory Tapes’ Player Piano, artists associated one way or another with “chillwave” are stretching their legs in 2011, suggesting different angles away from, and outside of, what’s become a pejorative genre term. In that vein, what happens when Baron Wells model Toro Y Moi –… More »

By: brandon / June 1, 2011 - 2:45 pm

Toro Y Moi Models For Baron Wells

Toro Y Moi modeled some spring clothing for New York-based label Baron Wells. Photographer Drew Innis took Chazwick Bundick to the Ace Hotel in New York for the shoot. It’s a natural location choice: Ace Hotel is the “musician-friendly” hotel, and the staff all wear Baron Wells ties as part of their work attire. Bundick… More »

By: jessica / May 24, 2011 - 11:15 am

Toro y Moi – “I Will Talk To You”

Toro y Moi and Cloud Nothings have a split 7-inch coming out as part of Record Store Day on April 16. Toro y Moi’s contribution is “I Will Talk To You,” a piece of soft-focus funk with a great crashing piano line. Listen at Disco Naïveté. It’s muted and fuzzy compared to “New Beat” and… More »

By: jessica / March 29, 2011 - 12:04 pm

Odd Future Make A Clip For Funny Or Die

So this month Tyler and his cabal crossed some sort of a divide from internet/forum phenoms to bona fide YouTube (and boobtube) stars, rapidly checking off apparent life goals of meeting Bieber and Diddy and being big upped from Kanye and filing tweets popping on @humblebrag’s radar. And so a satirical FunnyOrDie video starring Paul… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 1, 2011 - 12:58 pm

The 12 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we’ve got a lot of new videos– clips from Wale, Toro Y Moi, the New Pornographers, Damian Marley and Nas, the Black Keys, and Modest Mouse, among others. The Tyler, The Creator video is the darkest and hardest to shake of this lot. But once that’s out of the way, many of thi… More »

By: jessica / February 11, 2011 - 4:56 pm

Toro Y Moi – “New Beat” Video (Official)

Last week we posted an unofficial video for Toro Y Moi’s “New Beat.” Watching the official Scott Ross-directed clip, turns out I can just reuse my words about the fake treatment: As we saw previously in “Blessa” and “Talamak,” Chaz loves smoke. More »

By: brandon / February 7, 2011 - 12:40 pm

Toro Y Moi – “New Beat” Video (Unofficial)

Here’s the (UPDATE: unofficial) video for “New Beat,” the second track from Toro Y Moi’s Underneath The Pine. Judging from Pine’s album art and this Jon Casey-directed clip, the man is really into mustaches. And, as we saw in the “Blessa” and “Talamak” videos, smoke. More »

By: brandon / February 3, 2011 - 9:34 am

Toro Y Moi – “New Beat”

“New Beat” is the second track we’ve heard from Toro Y Moi’s upcoming Underneath The Pine. It’s another auspicious song too. Like Theophilus London, Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick is very good at recalling a certain sound or era through his production touches (wah-wah bassline, electric pianos, etc) without making it an imitation. Like I… More »

By: jessica / February 1, 2011 - 10:22 am

Toro Y Moi – “Still Sound” Video

Still Sound” is the surprisingly funky first single from Toro Y Moi’s upcoming Underneath The Pine. The song’s video shows Toro main man Chaz Bundick dancing, giggling, and recreating that album cover that puzzled some people. The clip was directed by Steven Daniels. More »

By: jessica / January 26, 2011 - 11:55 am

Toro y Moi – “Still Sound”

Toro y Moi, aka South Carolina native Chaz Bundick, will release his second album early next year. The press release describes the upcoming record, Underneath The Pine, as a companion record to the first — Bundick had originally planned to release both last year. And this one, unlike Causers Of This features all live instrumentatio… More »

By: jessica / December 13, 2010 - 3:11 pm