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Special album listening event at Public Works in Brooklyn, NY this weekend

So Many Details (Remix featuring Hodgy Beats) by ToroyMoi

Toro Y Moi previously shared the A-side to his forthcoming Record Store Day 7″, “So Many Details”, which will be released on Black Friday (Nov. 23) this year. Now, you can stream the B-side to the “So Many Details” 7″ over at VIBE. The song is a remix of “So Many Details” by Toro Y Moi himself that features Hodgy Beats of OFWGKTA. “So Many Details” will also be on Toro Y Moi’s third LP, Anything In Return, that’s being released by Carpark on January 22.

Fans in NY will have the opportunity to listen to Toro Y Moi’s new album with help from Red Bull Music Academy at a special art gallery event this weekend at Project Parlor in Brooklyn that will include 13 original drawing from Chaz Bundick, each corresponding with a specific track from the album. The following weekend, fans in San Franciso will get to experience the same unique album listening event at Public Works.

Since 2009, Chaz Bundick’s output as Toro Y Moi has bounced back and forth from the work of a “producer” and that of a “songwriter.” His debut, Causers of This, introduced him to the world as more of the former, with sampled snippets and effects populating much of the space between the record’s slow-motion dance beats. The funky psych-pop of 2011’s Underneath the Pine evinced an artist who could create similar atmospheres even without the aid of source material and drum machines. His Freaking Out EP, a handful of singles and remixes, and a retrospective box-set plot points all along the producer-songwriter spectrum, and his newest 7-inch, “So Many Details,” (from his forthcoming third album) sees him poised directly in the middle of the two.

Situated in a slightly darker setting than we’re accustomed to hearing from Bundick, “So Many Details” builds on a foundation of rolling hi-hats and deep, syncopated kick drums, letting highly variable elements pass in and out of the mix. A slightly fuzzy bass line carries much of the melody, drunken synth stabs try to keep up with the vocals, and lilting guitar adds tension as the track reaches its peak. The producer’s hand is extremely apparent here- not least in the sampled vocal punctuations that give it a hip-hop-indebted confidence- and Bundick spends much of the track adding, subtracting, and putting effects on a handful of elements. Remixing himself on the B-side and enlisting Odd Future’s Hodgy Beats, Bundick keeps the vibe and shape of the original intact. Trimming off the emotive peaks and valleys to give Hodgy’s verse more space, the remix’s languid funk sounds like West Coast hip-hop radio of yore. Sounding quite assured in what some may call this songwriter’s return to producer-hood, “So Many Details” is an exciting aperitif for the next Toro Y Moi full-length. The 7″ will be available as part of Black Friday Record Store Day on Nov. 23.

Tour Dates

11/09−11/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Project Parlor #
11/16−11/18 – San Francisco, CA – Public Works #
01/30 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom +
01/31 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls *+
02/01 Dallas, TX – Trees *
02/02 Austin, TX – Emo’s East *+
02/04 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s *+
02/05 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks *+
02/06 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Heaven Stage) *+
02/08 Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle *+
02/09 Richmond, VA – The National *
02/10 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *+
02/11 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *+
02/13 New York, NY – Webster Hall *+
02/15 Boston, MA – Paradise *+
02/16 Montreal, QC – Club Soda *+
02/17 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *
02/19 Chicago, IL – Metro ^+
02/20 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe ^+
02/21 Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre ^
02/23 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater ^+
02/24 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge ^+
02/26 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret ^+
02/27 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile ^+
02/28 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom ^+
03/03 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre ^+

# Album Listening Events w/ RBMA
* w/ Wild Belle
^ w/ Sinkane
+ w/ Dog Bite

Toro Y Moi
So Many Details 7″
Carpark Records
Street Date: Nov 23, 2012

A. So Many Details
B. So Many Details (Toro Y Moi remix, feat. Hodgy Beats)

Toro Y Moi
Anything In Return
Carpark Records
Street Date: Jan 22, 2013

1. Harm In Change
2. Say That
3. So Many Details
4. Rose Quartz
5. Touch
6. Cola
7. Studies
8. High Living
9. Grown Up Calls
10. Cake
11. Day One
12. Never Matter
13. How’s It Wrong

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