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Toro y Moi

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Columbia SC, United States

Toro y Moi is a solo project of Columbia, South Carolina native and resident, Chazwick Bundick. In 2009, Bundick earned a BFA in Graphic Design from The University of South Carolina.

Chaz Bundick’s methods are constantly evolving. While heavily influenced by his parent’s vinyl and tape collection, his contemporary influences are Animal Collective, Sonic Youth, J Dilla, and Daft Punk.

Toro y Moi started in 2007 as a bedroom project that quickly grew into live performance. The music is associated with the movement but the sound is influenced by , R&B, and .

Toro y Moi is signed to Carpark Records. The first full-length album, Causers of This, was released in January 2010.

Toro y Moi’s second album Underneath the Pine was released in February 2011.

His EP titled Freaking Out was released in September of 2011.

A compilation of songs titled June 2009 was released in April of 2012.

His newest album “Anything In Return” was released on January 16, 2013.

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  • L2GSlayer

    this shit be iight

    26 Apr 3:23pm Reply
  • TheCemetery

    So wonderfully chill

    22 Apr 4:00am Reply
  • mykinkyneontie

    It's great. If you don't think so, you really missed it. So sorry :( [2]

    21 Apr 8:11pm Reply
  • ilhammaulana

    Kunto Aji

    19 Apr 3:42pm Reply
  • m0utz

    New album is okay, but not fantastic. Certainly not Chaz's best. I might get crucified for saying this, but I see an odd number thing going on.. 1st and 3rd albums were the best.

    18 Apr 1:12pm Reply
  • xazoot

    Going to see him in Boston! Wohooo

    17 Apr 3:31am Reply
  • TehMadCow

    New album is a 6/10, not horrible, but just doesn't do it for me. Buffalo and Half Dome were the only semi-standout tracks imho, almost every song sounds the same. Overall, it's too short, forgettable, and disappointing because until now I'd say he got progressively better with each album. It's like he stripped all the funkiness out of Underneath the Pine and added more generic 70s/90s sounding guitar rock and mediocre vocals/lyrics. It's more straightforward, but it just sounds sort of rushed and empty to me. I can only assume he made this stuff because it's easier to play live. Glad I got to see him already on the Anything In Return tour, probably not going to again until he delivers a new album better than this one.

    16 Apr 3:50am Reply
  • jdotperiod

    The new album is pleasant but it's no Anything in Return. That's still his high point IMO.

    15 Apr 11:21pm Reply
  • RockYourSocksxX

    Especially the track 'Spell it Out' is a banger.

    12 Apr 6:22pm Reply
  • renandearaujo

    Não importa o que o Chazwick produza, não importa qual shape e musicalidade ele mude em cada album, eu confio no tato dele. Até hoje não teve UMA ÚNICA música que eu tenha escutado do Toro Y Moi que eu não tenha amado. Até o june 2009 eu tenho escutado.

    12 Apr 6:47am Reply
  • ZwolleRailway

    yeah, the album is sound.

    10 Apr 5:51pm Reply
  • ZwolleRailway

    realising empty nesters is actually a fucking tune took a few listens

    10 Apr 5:44pm Reply
  • fedoramaster

    I didn't like What For? when I first listened to it, and I understand SleepyDinosaur's remark about his vocals as the centre of attention being cringeworthy. However, after multiple listens I'm actually starting to dig it more and more. Chaz changes his sound with every record he makes, yet you always know it's Chaz. That's amazing, I don't think there are a lot of artists who could pull that off.

    10 Apr 7:19am Reply
  • larsvolta

    I'm an incurable electro-head but it's still easy to sway me with a solid guitar album. Chaz delivers once again.

    10 Apr 12:52am Reply
  • Machiventa

    The new album is awesome!

    9 Apr 8:50pm Reply
  • TionTheOne

    People don't like this? It's a huge return to form after the sloppy mess that was Anything in Return.

    9 Apr 2:29pm Reply
  • Ldannyweb

    Half dome..MAGIC!!

    9 Apr 12:34am Reply
  • SleepyDinosaur

    Its really hard to put into words just how disappointing this record is. I've enjoyed Chaz's music for a long, long time and this is just so far off the mark. Its hard to find any redeeming quality in this record. Like, he's had corny lyrics before but it was off set by really good instrumentation. His vocals being front and center are cringe worthy on multiple occasions. The usually spot on production is gone on top of it all, like you can tell he was going for that coarse vintage feel on it and he just missed by a mile. Im really at a loss...

    8 Apr 11:26pm Reply
  • nateyomat3y

    hearkens back to the funky, guitar-driven, harmony-laden sound of Underneath the Pine. certainly a solid effort. growing on me with each listen :)

    8 Apr 12:27am Reply
  • bkelleher

    Honestly this is a pretty forgettable effort.

    7 Apr 4:22pm Reply
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