Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick seems to find a whole new sound every year, and, even more impressively, he succeeds at all of them. On Toro Y Moi’s last album Anything In Return, he was making slick, soulful dance-pop, and that was great. On last year’s Michael, the album he released under his Les Sins alter-ego, he was making straight-up dance music, and that was great, too. His new Toro Y Moi album What For? switches things up again, going for a warm, fuzzed-out strain of ’70s power-pop that occasionally morphs into ’90s indie-rock jangle. We’ve posted the early tracks “Empty Nesters,” “Buffalo,” and “Run Baby Run,” and now you can stream the whole album at NPR.
What For? is out 4/7 on Carpark.