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Toro Y Moi | Anything In Return

Chaz Bundick's done with chillwave, the lo-fi, underwater synth-pop fad that propelled his Toro y Moi project to hipster-blog stardom.
Carpark Records (2013)
By RYAN REED  |  January 18, 2013
[playlist] Our music fall preview hits Spotify

[playlist] Our music fall preview hits Spotify

Despite the inevitable drop in temperatures, this week's Fall Preview includes a concert schedule that promises to keep things hot n' heavy all season long....
By Patrick McDermott  |  September 16, 2011

[phlipcam video] Toro Y Moi @ Brighton Music Hall

Much tongue-in-cheek ribbing has been flung about recently surrounding chillwave, mostly by way of those who spotted the glossed-over fad as being just that during...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  April 11, 2011
This week in the Phoenix: Dark fiber, tween murderers, and spectral surf rock

This week in the Phoenix: Dark fiber, tween murderers, and spectral surf rock

Another week at the Phoenix, another issue crammed with information -- specifically, The Information (but not that The Information).Plus, Carly Carioli explains net neutrality in...
By Alec Ernest  |  April 10, 2011
the cold allure of Toro y Moi

The cold allure of Toro y Moi(1)

Listening to the music of Toro y Moi, one can almost hear the years of juvenile tape swapping, the late-night DJ conversations, and even the city-kid confidence and swagger that it must take to put music this fresh — this good — on the map.
 Wave lengths
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  April 08, 2011

Toro y Moi | Underneath The Pine

Carpark (2011)
Carpark (2011)
By LIZ PELLY  |  February 25, 2011


The 4 Best New Music Subgenres of 2010

Artists may not like to admit it, but genres are and always will be invaluable for discussing music.
Revisiting a year of tags, trends, and tribulations
By REYAN ALI  |  December 24, 2010
Review: Caribou and Toro Y Moi at the Middle East

Review: Caribou and Toro Y Moi at the Middle East

Click here for more Caribou photos from last week's showAll signs surrounding Caribou's sold-out Middle East gig hinted that summer may finally be upon us:...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  May 11, 2010

Photos: Caribou at Middle East downstairs

Photos of Caribou during the Boston stop of their world tour 2010.
Caribou, live at the Middle East downstairs, on May 5, 2010
By ANNE WERMIEL  |  May 07, 2010

Master stroke

Stranding travelers across the continent as it forged surreal panoramas in the sky, the ash spewed forth by Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull might rank among 21st-century Europe’s most impressive natural disasters, but it didn’t quite register with Dan
Caribou’s Swim rules the pool
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 30, 2010

SXSW 2010: The band who wasn't there

This past Saturday around noon, about a dozen of us were cracking our first Lone Stars of the day at Peckerheads, one of scores of dimly daylit venues lining Austin’s teeming Sixth Street.
Beach Fossils, Tanlines, Best Coast, and a wave of minimalism at SXSW
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 26, 2010


Past perfection

Everybody please stop calling Alan Palomo "nostalgic." When I check in with him last Friday, the dude seems far more interested in whatever is on the horizon than whatever's in the past.
The radiant, repressed pop of Neon Indian
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 05, 2010

Toro Y Moi | Causers Of This

Toro y Moi's debut is a leap into a tactile æsthetic where surreal and sometimes unstable atmospheres lure listeners into simple, soulful songs.
Carpark (2010)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  February 05, 2010

Is 2010 the Year of the Girl?

Many have argued that the descriptor "indie music" means nothing more or less than "bands Pitchfork reviews" these days, and the claim was never more true than last year
Music of the Future
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 08, 2010