The breakthrough South Carolina talent will back the release of his Causers of This LP with a 26-date tour.
We hate to be the ones to toss another log on the fire of a media hype, but 23-year old South Carolina resident Chaz Bundick, AKA Toro Y Moi, is currently limbering up for a stellar 2010. While becoming the subject of much speculative noise from the mainstream music press during 2009, Causers of This is being described as the work of a "multi-cultural juggernaut," and having heard the thing a few times, we're finding it hard to disagree. Scuzzy lo-fi electronics knock heads with clean living, fresh pop hooks, making for a noise rather like Animal Collective, only with a firmer fix upon chart success.
Causers of This will actually be the first of two full-length efforts from the precocious producer during 2010, and we're told the second of the two will sound "completely different" from the first. This flurry of activity on Bundick's behalf follows on from last year's run of three single releases, including "Blessa" and "Body Angles," which were released on 7-inch and cassette respectively. The Toro Y Moi project does in fact date back to 2001, as Bundick honed the J Dilla, Daft Punk and Sonic Youth influenced sketch in his bedroom, before transferring the sound to a live environment at some point around that time.
Beginning on March 12th at Muddy Waters in Santa Barbara, Bundick will embark on a whirlwind 26-date tour of North America, taking in dates across pretty much every major city on the continent, before winding up back in California at The Echo in Los Angeles on April 14th.
03. Imprint After
05. Fax Shadow
06. Thanks Vision
07. Freak Love
09. You Hid
10. Low Shoulder
11. Causers Of This
Carpark will release Toro Y Moi's Causers of This on February 22nd, 2010.
Mar 12 Toro Y Moi, Muddy Waters, Los Angeles Mar 13 Toro Y Moi, The Loft, Los Angeles Mar 14 Toro Y Moi, Rhythm Room, Arizona Mar 15 Toro Y Moi, Plush, Arizona Mar 17 Toro Y Moi, SXSW, Austin Mar 22 Toro Y Moi, Drunken Unicorn, Georgia Mar 23 Toro Y Moi, Local 506, North Carolina Mar 24 Toro Y Moi, Black Cat, Washington DC Mar 25 Toro Y Moi, Kung Fu Necktie, Pennsylvania Mar 26 Toro Y Moi, Brooklyn Bowl, New York Mar 27 Toro Y Moi, The Middle East, Massachusetts Mar 28 Toro Y Moi, The Monkey House, Vermont Mar 29 Toro Y Moi, Il Motore, Montreal Mar 30 Toro Y Moi, The Drake Hotel, Toronto Mar 31 Toro Y Moi, Schubas, Chicago Apr 02 Toro Y Moi, Turf Club, Minnesota Apr 03 Toro Y Moi, Jackpot Saloon, Kansas Apr 05 Toro Y Moi, Hi Dive, Colorado Apr 06 Toro Y Moi, Kilby Court, Utah Apr 07 Toro Y Moi, Flying M Coffee, Idaho Apr 08 Toro Y Moi, Chop Suey, Seattle Apr 09 Toro Y Moi, Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver Apr 10 Toro Y Moi, Mississippi Studios, Portland Apr 12 Toro Y Moi, Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco Apr 13 Toro Y Moi, SLO Art Center, Los Angeles Apr 14 Toro Y Moi, The Echo, Los Angeles