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Download Toro Y Moi’s Surprise Mixtape Samantha

Toro Y Moi just put out a new mixtape called Samantha via a Dropbox link on his Instagram page. The 20-track release features contributions from Washed Out, Kool A.D., Rome Fortune, and Nosaj Thing. The tracklist contains a number of the loose tracks Chaz Bundick has been dropping over the last few months, including “Room […]



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Toro Y Moi – “That Instead Of This”

Chaz Bundick just released the power-poppy new Toro Y Moi album What For? a few months ago, and he put out an album of dance music as Les Sins just a few months before that. But rather than taking a well-earned break, he’s been spending the past couple of weeks putting out loose tracks like […]

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Toro Y Moi – “Room For 1zone” Video

Chaz Bundick released What For?, his fourth album as Toro Y Moi, just a few months ago, but he already has a new track ready to go. The trap-inspired “room for 1zone” is a change-up, but not exactly a surprising one for someone who seems to mess with his sound with every album. The new […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 – “Run Baby Run”

Toro Y Moi is probably the most successful artist as far as leaving behind the pigeonhole of chillwave and continuing to make music on his own terms. For his latest album What For? Chaz Bundick has released the power pop anthem “Empty Nesters” and the retro funk jam “Buffalo.” His latest, “Run Baby Run” splits […]

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Astronauts, etc. – “I Know”

Anthony Ferraro is a member of Chaz Bundick’s Toro Y Moi touring band, but he also fronts his own project called Astronauts, etc. Today the band shares “I Know,” the first single from a fresh batch of recordings. Although Ferraro was at one point studying to become a classical musician at UC Berkeley — a […]

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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 […]