Toro Y Moi Live From Trona Expected 4th November Limited double LP of Toro Y Moi live at the Mojave Desert in April 2016. It comes with a voucher for 50% off the download of the film that accompanies this release The album features unique live arrangements of songs from across the band’s catalog, new music, and an expanded band line-up. On the congas, Bay Area multi-instrumentalist Brijean Murphy adds a layer of rhythm, switching between propulsion and deep atmosphere. And for a brand new song, “JBS,” the group is joined by tourmates The Mattson 2. This collaboration between Bundick and the Mattson twins takes on a classic groove with a jazz fusion approach. For the film, nine-time Vimeo Staff Pick director Harry Israelson chose to break the fourth wall, revealing the filmmaking process by making equipment, lights, and crew visible at all times. With no audience in attendance and a spectacular natural environment that feels otherworldly, the film pays homage to rock films of a previous era. As the sun sets behind the pinnacles, the supernatural setting seamlessly weaves together with the 13 psychedelic tracks, all recorded on site over the course of an entire day. 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. Carpark LP Pre-Order
Toro Y Moi What For? Expected 6th April - ltd LP comes on blue & white straburst vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with poster and sticker New album from Toro Y Moi who recently lent his vocals to Chromeo and is working on new materail for his dance alter-ego Les Sins. He's exploring new territory on What For? and coming up a bit electro-psych sounding a bit like Foster The People through Tame Impala! “I’ve done electronic R&B and more traditional recorded R&B stuff. I just wanted to see what else was out there,”Bundick says of the record’s new direction. “It’s all coming from the same mindset and point of creativity. It’s just me trying to take what I already have, then taking it further asking, "OK, what can I do now?" or "What haven't I tried yet?" Carpark CD | LP
Greys If Anything Expected 16th June - Limited LP comes on coloured vinyl in embossed sleeve! Debut full-length from Toronto's Greys. Ace simple yet riffy and noisey post-punk. Fans of Metz, Nirvana and Hot Snakes you'll love this! The 35-minute LP pulses with a manic urgency, as drummer Braeden Craig and bassist Colin Gillespie’s syncopated rhythms punctuate guitarist Cam Graham’s smothering dissonance. Through exasperated shouts, Jiwani lets loose the fury that splits open his songwriting. “The lyrics went from outward frustration to inward,” he says. “A lot of it takes place from within my own head.” Swinging between hard-driving punk and ‘90s indie riffing, the respites on 'If Anything' only underscore Greys’ brute force and anthemic inclinations. Carpark CD | LP Pre-Order
The Beths Warm Blood The debut EP from The Beths, a wonderful prequel to their debut album Future Me Hates Me. Carpark Records 12"
Greys Outer Heaven Expected 22nd April Second album from Toronto's Greys. Riffy and noisey post-punk. Hard to pin down their sound but there's something in this band for fans of Metz, Nirvana and the proggy side of Fucked Up! Outer Heaven is a massive leap forward for Toronto post-punks Greys. Delivering on the promises made on 2015’s Repulsion EP, the band tempers their trademark onslaught of discordance with new textures and subtle dynamics, building a more spacious and melody-driven environment atop their noise rock foundation. They fearlessly explore every extreme, simultaneously delivering their most intense and accessible moments, often within the same song Carpark Records / Buzz Records CD | LP Pre-Order
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