((Toro y Moi)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

South Carolina's Toro y Moi is Chaz Bundick, the multi-instrumentalist pal and neighbor of Washed Out's Ernest Greene. Now, I realize no one cares about who a stranger's friends are, but it's worth the mutual-mates mention because both Toro y Moi and Washed Out rock that similarly breezy and blissed-out electro-pop sound. Some describe that sound (made with laptops, samples, and synths mostly) as chill. More recently, this sound has been called glo-fi.

Toro y Moi's melodies are easy on the ears in that wonderfully hazy kind of way. Try listening to this when you find yourself running in slow motion through a fairy-filled forest. It'll blow your mind. If forests aren't your thing because you're understandably afraid of Lyme disease and blown-out fairies, Toro y Moi would also be a good listen while dreaming in a beachside hammock somewhere.

Don't like dreaming either? Try listening while swimming underwater as you attempt to grasp a quickly falling shiny nickel. Toro y Moi makes electro-pop melodies that are suitable for all environments. Fun for the whole family, too!
Published October 08, 2009
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