VIDEO: “You Hid” (Yours Truly Session)
MP3: “Leave Everywhere”
Carpark presents two vintage summer jams from Columbia, South Carolina’s Toro Y Moi (a.k.a. Chaz Bundick). And by vintage we mean 2006. Those thinking Toro Y Moi’s sound is all about his debut full length Causers Of This might be in for a bit of a surprise. You’ll find no electronic sounds or beats here. These songs have a classic early rock n roll feel to them with only electric guitar, bass, drums, and xylophone(!) as the instrumentation. Yet one more facet of the Toro Y Moi sound (and there are more!) These tunes will prepare listeners for Toro Y Moi’s next full length, which will have yet another completely new vibe.
Toro Y Moi is currently on tour opening for Caribou and is playing with a full live band for the first time ever on the road – the band is also thrilled to announce they will be joining French favorites Phoenix for a string of shows later this Summer (more dates with Phoenix will be announced soon).
Toro Y Moi is 23 year old Columbia, South Carolina native and resident Chaz Bundick. After earning a BFA in Graphic Design at The University of South Carolina, Chaz decided to push his music further now that he has more time on his hands. His mom came from the Phillipines to the United States, where she met her future husband (who’s African American) in college. They lived in New York City taking in all the wonderful cultural influences the city’s rising underground scene had to offer at the time (late 70s/early 80s). Deciding to slow down and be closer to family, they moved to Columbia, South Carolina where they had their first child…
Chaz Bundick’s methods are constantly changing and evolving. Heavily influenced by his parent’s vinyl and tape collection, he also possesses great admiration for contemporary influences like Animal Collective, Sonic Youth, J Dilla, and Daft Punk. Like most prepubescent teens, he had his punk band and once that died out, the “side project” soon became the main focus.
Toro y Moi started in 2001 as a bedroom project but quickly grew into the live performance realm. The songs are born from a plethora of different genres, from freak-folk to R&B to French House.
TORO Y MOI
07/01 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands Gallery
07/02 – New York, NY – Whitney Museum !
08/08 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues ^ (Lollapalooza After Party)
08/09 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant ^
08/10 – Des Moines, IA – 7 Flags Event Center ^
08/12 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre ^
08/13 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s ^
! = w/ High Places
^ = w/ Phoenix
Toro Y Moi
Causers of This
Street Date: Feb. 2, 2010
3. Imprint After
5. Fax Shadow
6. Thanks Vision
7. Freak Love
9. You Hid
10. Low Shoulders
11. Causers Of This
Toro Y Moi
Street Date: July 20, 2010
Formats: 7″, digital
1. Leave Everywhere
2. First Date