Chaz Bundick has wasted no time over the last little while. After releasing the stellar Michael LP under his Les Sins moniker just a few months ago, the South Carolina born producer is back with new material as Toro Y Moi – but perhaps not in the same vein as you’ve heard before. ‘Empty Nesters’ had us double taking as we heard it for the first time; bubblegum pop music, driven by guitars and more hooks than you could poke a stick at, a far cry from the contemplative, downtempo electronica which we heard on TYM’s previous Anything In Return LP. Ultimately whilst this new sound (Weezer, anybody?) provides an instant urge to contrast back to older works, it is a wholly satisfying piece of pop music that exudes warmth and energy – the self written, shot and directed clip is a more than agreeable accompaniment, too.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsY22N5D9UY&t=24[/youtube]
Toro Y Moi will release What For? on April 7th via Carpark Records.