LISTENING POST: Toro Y Moi — "Still Sound"

N ew music. This might be what they call “chillwave.” m4s0n501

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Here’s a new track from South Carolina’s Chaz Bundick, aka Toro Y Moi, who’s readying the follow-up to 2009’s Causers of This Underneath The Pine drop February 22 on Carpark Records.  Critics seemed to really like Causers, which I’m finally digging into.  What’s most prominent to me is the influence of 80’s R&B, among other things, that you hear.  In fact, I was really taken back to the days when I’d sit and listen to R&B radio for hours on end.  I think it’ll be interesting to see where he’s gone from there.

Side note:  While Chaz is considered by many to be a “chillwave” artist, apparently there’s some disagreement over whether or not it even constitutes a genre.

Anyway, here’s the first offering.  Check it out:

Toro Y Moi – Still Sound by forcefieldpr

Toro Y Moi will hit the road for the following dates:

TORO Y MOI w/ CLOUD NOTHINGS

01/19 New York, NY Mercury Lounge (Sold Out!)
03/11 Athens, GA 40 Watt
03/12 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
03/13 New Orleans, LA Circle Bar
03/14 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds
03/15 McAllen, TX M.P.M. Fest @ Ambiente
03/16 – 03/18 Austin, TX SXSW
03/19 Dallas, TX Club Dada
03/21 Tempe, AZ Sail Inn *
03/22 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar
03/23 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
03/24 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
03/25 Portland, OR Doug Fir
03/26 Kennewick, WA The Red Room *
03/27 Seattle, WA Crocodile

* = w/ Braids

TORO Y MOI ONLY

03/28 Vancouver, BC Biltmore
03/30 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge #
03/31 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge #
04/01 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
04/02 Omaha, NE Slowdown Jr. #
04/03 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry #
04/05 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle #
04/06 Bloomington, IN The Bishop #*
04/07 Toronto, ONT Wrongbar #
04/08 Montreal, PQ La Sala Rossa #
04/09 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall #
04/10 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg #
04/11 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom #
04/12 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church #
04/13 Baltimore, MD Talking Head *
04/14 Washington, DC Rock N Roll Hotel #
04/15 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 *
04/16 Columbia, SC Indie Grits Film Festival

* = w/ Braids
# = w/ Adventure

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