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Update: Toro Y Moi

By April 21, 2011No Comments

Remix contest winner announced (plus new remix 12″), Chaz chats horror movie soundtracks, plus Summer festival appearances announced

Toro Y Moi

STREAM: “Still Sound (Voodoo Bear Remix)” –

VIDEO: Life + Times interviews Chaz –

VIDEO: – Toro live in ATL –!/view/meet-toro-y-moi

Back in Jan. we announced a remix contest for Toro Y Moi’s “Still Sound” – the winner was to be selected by Chaz Bundick and have their track released on an official Toro Y Moi remix EP. The winning track is by France’s Voodoo Bear, you can listen to it here. It will be included on the new Still Sound Remix EP, out on June 13 on the UK label Amazing Sounds. On his recent tour, Chaz also spoke with Jay-Z’s new blog, Life + Times about his love of horror movie soundtracks, and paid the band a visit in Atlanta, documenting their tour stop at the Drunken Unicorn. Toro Y Moi recently announced appearances at Pitchfork Fest, Outside Lands and Hopscotch Fest this year, and have a few other dates on the horizon, with lots more to be announced soon.


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.


04/22 Honolulu, HI Lobby Bar at Waikiki Edition (DJ Set)
04/23 Honolulu, HI Next Door
07/17 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Fest
08/12 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands
09/10 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Fest / Lincoln Theatre

Toro Y Moi
Still Sound Remix 12″
(Amazing Sounds)
Street Date: June 13, 2011

A1 Toro Y Moi – Still Sound (Toby Tobias Moving Sound Remix)
B1 Toro Y Moi – Still Sound (Toby Tobias Deep Dub)
B2 Toro Y Moi – Still Sound (Voodoo Bear Remix)

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


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