Toro y Moi – “Say That”
Toro y Moi has been gracing the world with nifty soundscapes since 2007. Both Chaz Bundick (Toro y Moi/Les Sins) and Ernest Greene (Washed Out) attended the University of South Carolina. The college dorms and apartments became the breeding grounds for Chaz’s earliest work came to fruition. Releases such as “Blessa” and the Body Angles EP made their way onto the radar, and in 2009 Chaz found himself signed on Carpark Records.
Toro y Moi’s first album Causers of This dropped in January 2010, and ever since then Chaz has been pumping out more and more material. Today’s featured song comes from the 2013 release Anything in Return.
“Say That” features a glowing display for Bundick’s vocals and synth work. The song starts with an airy synth and slowly moves into an uptempo beat. Chaz lays down tranquilizing lyrics, and slowly female vocal samples enter the beat. Chaz manages to balance both vocals to give listeners a perfect song to groove and get lost in.
It’s important to also note that Toro y Moi teamed up in 2016 to release Live From Trona. The thirteen song live LP (Including “Say That”) was filmed in the Mojave Desert by Director Harry Isrealson. An excerpt from the Vimeo description states, “Through the use of hand-drawn animations and behind-the-scenes VHS footage, Live from Trona offers viewers a surreal concert experience, placing them front row at a private Toro Y Moi show.”
Luckily for Spotify listeners, the entire album is available for stream below. Buy / Rent the video HERE to get the entire experience. Keep groovin’!
Catch Toro y Moi on tour w/ support from Mattson 2.
11/7 – Neptune – Seattle, WA
11/9 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
11/10 – The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA
11/11 – SLO Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA
11/14- Crescent Ballroom- Phoenix, AZ
11/15 – Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
11/16 – Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM
11/17 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
11/18 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
11/19 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
11/20 – The Badlander – Missoula, MT
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