Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was a fucking fucked up week. I got more joy, and solace, from the videos of one nameless genius doing Michael Jackson dance moves through the streets of Baltimore, my embattled hometown, than I did out of any music video. And while it doesn’t have a damn thing to do with music, as of […]


Video

Toro Y Moi – “Lilly” Video

Toro Y Moi’s video for “Lilly” chronicles the inanities of everyday suburban existence. A birds-eye-view of a seaside housing development puts the viewer in-scene, as Chaz Bundick lays on a perfectly manicured lawn alongside a dog. The scene shifts to a grocery store’s slow descent into chaos, ignited by an elderly woman dropping a jar […]

Pop

Vinyl Williams – “World Soul” (First Listen)

For lack of a more all-encompassing term, let’s call Lionel “Vinyl” Williams an L.A. indie-pop dude. That title is much too reductive because his sound employs elements of New Wave, shoegaze, electro, psych-rock, and mainstream pop. Williams recently signed with Toro Y Moi’s Company Records and is set to release his next LP, Into, in […]

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Toro Y Moi – “Buffalo”

“Empty Nesters,” the lead single from Toro Y Moi’s What For?, had a power-pop feel about it that reminded some listeners of Big Star. “Buffalo,” Chaz Bundick’s latest, is a retro radio jam of a different vintage. It’s a moody bit of funky guitar-pop that reminds me of Steve Miller Band or something. Bundick told […]