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Toro Y Moi and Cloud Nothings team up for split 7″ and tour dates

By January 10, 2011No Comments

Toro Y Moi also adds two new NYC shows

Cover art for Toro Y Moi / Cloud Nothings Split 7″

STREAM: Toro Y Moi – “Still Sound” by carparkrecords

STREAM: Cloud Nothings “Should Have” by carparkrecords

Carpark Labelmates Toro Y Moi and Cloud Nothings have teamed up for a new split 7″ featuring 100% exclusive and previously unreleased tracks. Toro Y Moi contributes “I Will Talk To You” while Cloud Nothings contribute “For No Reason.” The single is in celebration of their Spring tour which will find Cloud Nothings opening for Toro Y Moi on the majority of the dates. The single drops on vinyl and digitally on March 29 but will be available prior to that exclusively at the merch table at the shows they are playing together, starting on March 11.

Toro Y Moi Bio:

Columbia, South Carolina’s Chaz Bundick (aka Toro Y Moi) rose to the fore of the music blogosphere in summer 2009 when he and a few peers made their hazy bedroom recordings the most talked-about sound of the season. Critics across the board took notice of the range of his compositions, and his debut album, Causers of This, showcased his ability to make elements of Brian Wilson’s pop, 80s R&B, and Stones Throw hip hop coalesce into a distinct sound that’s as suitable for a dance floor as it is a pair of headphones.

When Chaz first signed to Carpark Records, the plan was to release two records in 2010– one electronic and one with live instrumentation–and although it didn’t quite fit into the same calendar year as his debut, Underneath the Pine is that latter offering. This release sees him following the same creative urges to completely different ends. Having spent the year listening to film composers like Ennio Morricone and François de Roubaix, Bundick returned to his home in Columbia, the birthplace of many Toro tracks of yore, to bring his new ideas to fruition. The result of these sessions is an album evocative of R. Stevie Moore’s homespun ruminations, David Axelrod’s sonic scope, Steve Reich-ian piano phrasing, and the pervasive funk of his first record. Underneath the Pine announces a new phase for an artist whose talent defies classification.

Cloud Nothings Bio:

It’s been a crazy year for Cloud Nothings since they burst onto the music scene last winter. At the time main man Dylan Baldi was eighteen, living at home, and making lo-fi indie rock on a crappy computer in his parent’s suburban basement outside Cleveland. Since then, Cloud Nothings has released an EP and a handful of singles, and the band has put a few North American tours under its belt. With all the internet notoriety and their recent signing with Carpark (and Wichita for Europe), Cloud Nothings are now able to record somewhere besides the basement. For a producer, Dylan chose Baltimore’s Chester Gwazda, known for his work with Dan Deacon and Future Islands. Recorded this past August in a warehouse studio in Baltimore’s famed Copycat Building (home to the original Wham City and many of the city’s best musicians and artists), the self-titled Cloud Nothings album shines through with a crispness and boldness that Dylan has always envisioned. The songs now sound as they do live: full of energy, precision, and catchy bits. Dylan plays all the instruments on the album, but this time without the lo-fi scuzz. The excitement and emotion are practically jumping off the grooves.


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


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


01/12 Grantham, PA – Messiah College @
01/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox @
01/14 Columbus, OH – The Basement @
01/15 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall $@
01/16 Muncie, IL – The Silo
01/17 Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel @
01/18 Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo @
01/20 Albany, NY – Valentines

@ = w/ Oberhofer
$ = w/ Handsome Furs

Toro Y Moi & Cloud Nothings
Toro Y Moi / Cloud Nothings Split 7″
Street Date: Mar. 29, 2011

1. “I Will Talk to You” (Toro Y Moi)
2. “For No Reason” (Cloud Nothings)

Toro Y Moi
Underneath The Pine
Street Date: Feb. 22, 2011

1. Intro/Chi Chi
2. New Beat
3. Go with You
4. Divina
5. Before I’m Done
6. Got Blinded
7. How I Know
8. Light Black
9. Still Sound
10. Good Hold
11. Elise

Cloud Nothings
Cloud Nothings
Street Date: Jan. 25, 2011

1. Understand At All
2. Not Important
3. Should Have
4.Forget You All The Time
5. Nothing’s Wrong
6. Heartbeat
7. Rock
8. You’re Not That Good At Anything
9. Been Through
10. On The Radio
11. All The Time

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