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Les Sins – “Youth Gone”

Les Sins is the dance project of Toro Y Moi main (only) man Chazwick Bundick. You’ll hear some similarities in “Youth Gone” (the b-side to his upcoming Carpark Records 12″) in, for instance, how the synths here sound like they’ve been plunged into water. Listen:… More »

By: jessica / September 16, 2010 - 9:50 am

Toro Y Moi – “Low Shoulder” Video

That is, quite literally, one hell of a cup of coffee. More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 20, 2010 - 3:58 pm

Cruel Summer: Stereogum Summer Jams 2010

Welcome to summer, welcome to free and legally downloadable summer jams. Time to CELEBRATE on ROOFTOPS. But you know, oil spills. And crazy people waiting in lines for phones for hours. And poorly officiated soccer games. The world’s topsy turvy, and so then is this mix, to reflect its time and place. It’s America’s weekend,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 2, 2010 - 6:44 pm

Toro Y Moi – “Leave Everywhere”

Last time we saw Chaz Bundick, aka Toro Y Moi, he was in a studio putting together a reinterpretation of Causers Of This’s “You Hid.” Well, no longer — he has it in his mind to “Leave Everywhere.” Really, that’s the sentiment here. The lilting rock ‘n’ roll-ish track, which will show up on a… More »

By: brandon / May 19, 2010 - 12:56 pm

Toro y Moi – “You Hid” Live Video

What happens when you take a chillwave musician out of his bedroom and place him in an unfamiliar recording studio? Depends. When we first posted Toro y Moi’s “Blessa” last summer I called it “some kind of Animal Collective-via-bedroom J Dilla” and in the “Talamak” post noted “[Chaz Bundick] has a knack for making bedroom… More »

By: brandon / May 10, 2010 - 12:19 pm

Tegan & Sara – “Alligator (Toro Y Moi Remix)”

The second single spawned from Tegan & Sara’s Sainthood just got 17 makeovers: The twins’ new digital album Alligator culls remixes of the original from many remix friendly artists — Holy Fuck, Passion Pit, Doveman, Ra Ra Riot, Dave Sitek, and Mad Decent among them. Quoth the Quins: “If you’ve ever fantasized about having a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 31, 2010 - 4:17 pm

SXSW 2010: Wednesday In Photos

Here’s a tip if you’re going to one of these industry festival type things: If IAMSOUND is having a party, you should attend that party. Just like this past CMJ, the L.A.-based imprint owned their night, pulling together an eclectic lineup that showcased the right bands, all having a moment: Scott already posted some videoMore »

By: Amrit Singh / March 18, 2010 - 6:59 pm

Toro Y Moi – “Talamak” Video

Chaz Bundick took us to a mellowed-out, red-eyed “chillwave” house party then headed-up the entertainment and inhalations in the Jon Casey-directed video for “Blessa.” Bundick and Casey are together again in this summery “Talamak” clip, which takes place in the sun-dappled great outdoors and features a few really beautiful explosions. Right, still plenty of smoke. More »

By: brandon / March 9, 2010 - 11:37 am

New Toro Y Moi Video – “Blessa”

In this Jon Casey-directed video Toro Y Moi, aka Chaz Bundick, acts as our tour guide and entertainment amid the highs and lows of a mellow house party soundtracked by a performance of Causers of This opener “Blessa.” When we first posted the track I noted it was “perfect for a breezy summer afternoon.” Same… More »

By: brandon / January 18, 2010 - 3:33 pm

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we’rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

Toro Y Moi Remixes Washed Out

Washed Out’s Ernest Greene lives in Georgia these days, but if feels right to keep mentioning Columbia, South Carolina, maybe because it’s not often you can place a bedroom-psych “movement” in Columbia, South Carolina. Whatever the case, Greene gets remixed by friend and current Columbia resident Toro Y Moi, aka Chaz Bundick, for the B-Side… More »

By: brandon / September 15, 2009 - 9:00 am

New Toro Y Moi – “Talamak”

As he illustrated with “Blessa,” Columbia, SC Washed Out cohort Toro Y Moi, aka Chaz Bundick, has a knack for making bedroom recordings sound much bigger. Unlike some of the other recent one-man ambient technicians, Bundick folds a soulful hip-hop feel into his soundscapes: It makes sense he’s decided to cover Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature.”… More »

By: brandon / September 3, 2009 - 3:41 pm

ButterxFace Pays Tribute To MJ

Fellow Underwater Peoples enthusiasts ButterxFace have released their much anticipated (by me at least) scuzzy pop tribute to the King. You’re more than ready to take The Essential Michael Jackson off your iPod, so this collection is a welcome alternative. The comp’s called Chum Onah (as in “I’m bad, I’m bad / Chum onah”) and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 5, 2009 - 2:17 pm

New Toro Y Moi – “Blessa”

Toro Y Moi is 23-year old Columbia, South Carolina multi-instrumentalist Chaz Bundick (good porn star name). He’s been at Toro y Moi in one form or another since 2001, and recently signed to Carpark, who plan to release two full-lengths in 2010. As a warm up, the label’s putting out a two-song single, each track… More »

By: brandon / July 8, 2009 - 5:12 pm
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