Toro Y Moi June 2009 Our supplier has just found a bunch of this limited 7" boxset version of Toro Y Moi's June 2009 featuring some lofi recordings spread accross 5 x 7"s, (plus the CD is back in stock too), both at a very good price! Originally part of the tour-only CD-R of the same name, June 2009 feels like a peek inside the mind of an artist not knowing where to turn once stripped of the structure of school life. He struggles with good friends moving away (“Sad Sams”), the pressing feeling that a move to New York is a necessary career move (“Take The L To Leave”), and the fear that simple pleasures have become a thing of the past (“Ektelon”). But more than nostalgic yearnings for the recent past, the songs are like journal entries - as commemorative as they are therapeutic. Elsewhere, tracks like “Girl Problems” and “Dead Pontoon” show how his first album might have sounded if “109” had been that first single’s A-side, with reverbsoaked, angular guitar riffs serving as focal points of the power-pop periphery. Also included is an early version of Causers standout track “Talamak,” one of his first cuts to make the blog rounds and an interesting insight into the process of reformatting his work to fit with the album. Closer “New Loved Ones” sees Bundick in a rare, intimate environment, accompanied only by an acoustic guitar and in the throes of love lost. With songs varied in style but bound together by their personal subject matter, June 2009 is a portrait of a young man unknowingly on the cusp of a fruitful career. Carpark 7" | CD
Les Sins / Toro Y Moi Michael Debut album from Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick aka Les Sins Inspired by cartoon and movie soundtracks, the largely instrumental album explores classic dance and pop music traditions. Catchy, repetitive vocal hooks gel with beats and synth work influenced by house, techno, French electronic, and ’90s hip-hop production. Touchstones like Timbaland, Mr. Oizo, and Daft Punk, and contemporaries such as Motor City Drum Ensemble offered inspiration, but most influential on the making of the album was the sage advice of a design icon. “My favorite graphic designer, P. Rand always said, ‘Don’t try to be original, just try to be good,’” Bundick says. “When making this record that was/is my mantra—it was just constantly looping in my mind. I believe ‘good’ is timeless and once you can recognize that you’ll see the world in its fullest.” Company Records CD | LP
Toro Y Moi Boo Boo Deluxe LP is pressed blue and white marble coloured vinyl. Following on from Chaz Bear's last Toro Y Moi studio album What For? released in 2015, the electronic-indie artist brings his new album Boo Boo. The artists that were influencing what I was making included everyone from Travis Scott to Daft Punk, Frank Ocean to Oneohtrix Point Never, Kashif and Gigi Masin. I recognized that the common thread between these artists was their attention to a feeling of space, or lack thereof. I decided that I wanted to make a Pop record with these ideas in mind.” Carpark Records CD | LP
Toro Y Moi Anything In Return Both CD and LP come in die-cut sleeves! Toro Y Moi aka Chazwick Bundick took on a dance/eclectronic alter-ego of Les Sins and released a 12" on Dan Snaith's Jiaolong label late last year but now returns with his third full length. The producer's hand is prominent - not least in the sampled "yeah"s and "uh"s that give the album a hip-hop-indebted confidence- and many of the songs feature the 4/4 beats and deftly employed effects usually associated with house music. Tracks like "High Living" and "Day One" show a considerably Californian influence, their languid funk redolent of a West Coast temperament, and elsewhere- not least on lead single, "So Many Details"- the record plays with darker atmospheres than we're used to hearing from Toro Y Moi. Sounding quite assured in what some may call this songwriter's return to producer-hood, Anything in Return is Bundick uninhibited by issues of genre, an album that feels like the artist's essence. http://www.facebook.com/toroymoi Carpark CD | LP
Toro Y Moi So Many Details Limited Record Store Day Black Friday release from Toro Y Moi! Carpark 7"
Toro Y Moi Blessa Released 5th October. One per customer import copies! One-man melodic 60s-style indie-pop currently touring with Islands. Sure to become noticed very soon. A. Blessa B. 109 www.myspace.com/toroymoi Carpark 7" Out of Stock
Les Sins / Toro Y Moi Grind / Prelims The new Jiaolong 12" from Les Sins (otherwise known as Toro Y Moi). Taking a sideways step from his previous Jiaolong offering 'Fetch', 'Grind' provides us with a smooth and soulful deep house cut that grooves along on a simple 4/4 rhythm with warm Rhodes keys and slip-sliding autotuned vox. Flipside track 'Prelims' heads off in a different direction, dropping a taster of baroque footwork - well, that's what it sounds like to me! It's the perfect marriage of harpsichords and skittering electronic rhythms. 17th century Rome meets 21st Century Chicago via Columbia. It's a future-retro dancefloor collision. Jiaolong 12" Out of Stock
Toro Y Moi / Cloud Nothings I Will Talk To You / For No Reason Having toured together, South Carolina electronic pop wiz Toro Y Moi and Cleveland power-poppers Cloud Nothings team up for this split. RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE - Expected 16th April If we have stock left it will be available online from Saturday 23rd April, strictly one per customer. http://www.facebook.com/toroymoi http://www.facebook.com/cloudnothings Car Park Records 7" Out of Stock