Toro Y Moi

Toro y Moi Unveils Short Film Starring Eric Andre, ‘Goes by So Fast’

Click here to read the full article. Toro y Moi, a.k.a Chaz Bear, has officially released “Goes By So Fast: A Mahal Film,” a short film starring Eric André and Chaz that, according to the announcement, “brings the world of Toro y Moi’s seventh studio album, ‘Mahal,’ to life.” The film was in partnership with Dropbox and directed by long-time Toro y Moi collaborator Harry Israelson, written by Sidney Schleiff and Israelson and produced by Ways & Means. Watch the film below. Israelson says, “Having worked with Chaz for over a decade, there’s been this natural evolution of our storytelling; with ‘Mahal,’ from...
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Watch Toro y Moi and Eric André’s Goes By So Fast: A Mahal Film

Toro y Moi's album MAHAL dropped on April 29, and a couple of weeks before the psych-rock project dropped we got a trailer for a short film tie-in. Directed by longtime Toro y Moi collaborator Harry Israelson, Goes By So Fast: A Mahal Film costars Toro (a.k.a. Chaz Bear) and Eric André of the anarchic Adult Swim hit The Eric André Show. Today, the film is available to stream online.
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Toro y Moi and Eric Andre go for a ride in ‘Goes By So Fast: A MAHAL Film’

Toro y Moi, aka Chaz Bear, has released a short film for his seventh album, MAHAL. The musician is joined by Eric Andre, who co-stars with him in the video. Goes By So Fast: A MAHAL Film was directed by Harry Israelson and written by Bear, Jared George Mattson and Jonathan Charles Mattson.
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FKJ enlists Toro y Moi, Carlos Santana for cinematic batch of singles ahead of upcoming LP

Synth notes float steadily over a slow-moving cinematic soundscapes interspersed with jubilant piano chords—collaborators Chazwick Bundick and keyboardist Anthony Ferraro of chillwave progenitor Toro y Moi, and Frenchman FKJ, or French Kiwi Juice, present: “A Moment of Mystery.” The self-titled track, released on May 19 via Mom+Pop, is one of three piano-laden works. The Paris-based producer’s project is a refreshing, summery listen which also guests Grammy Award-winning artist Carlos Santana, who lends his dextrous guitar mastery to the sultry Latin-infused composition, “Greener.”

Toro y Moi Shares New Short Film Starring Himself and Eric André

Toro y Moi (aka Chaz Bear) has released a new short film, Goes By So Fast: A MAHAL Film. The 12-minute clip stars Bear alongside comedian Eric André, and was directed by frequent collaborator Harry Israelson. View below. In a press release, Israelson states: “Having worked with Chaz for...

Toro y Moi: Mahal

Chaz Bear, better known by his multilingual moniker Toro y Moi, has been steadily making lush, warm and layered dance music since his 2010 debut placed him firmly atop the rush of so-called chillwave artists. But while that genre—hazy, psychedelic beats, far-off vocals, a pervasive sense of ‘chill’—quickly faded, Toro y Moi pushed forward, releasing consistently satisfying records, remixes and collaborations every few years. And while he’s a far cry from the sound of 2010 these days, something stuck: his music maintains a loose, casual, welcoming feel that’s hard not to like. This is feel-good-on-the-bus-to-work music—guaranteed for a smile and a steadily bobbing head, especially through great headphones. On his seventh official LP, Mahal, Toro y Moi hits a stride—the sound is streamlined and fully realized, the songs are memorable, and the sense of fun and experimentation are potent. Funk has always been at the center of Toro y Moi’s sound, and Bear builds a less-is-more foundation here that carries through all 13 songs: heavy-effected psychedelic guitars, simple but pronounced basslines, eminently hummable melodies and loose, grooving percussion. It’s the most focused he’s sounded in years—and yet also the most gentle and fun. Take single “Postman,” a tune that finds Bear asking his postman for something good, and getting only bills. Paired with a playful, bouncing bassline and some dependable tambourine, the number is wonderfully joyful. On “Last Year,” Bear dreamily sings about how he “learned to love [himself] last year,” over a plucky waltz beat and ever-present bass. After weathering a global panic for two years, some self-love wrapped inside stripped-down daydream funk feels really, really good.

Toro y Moi, Kikagaku Moyo: KCRW DJ Tyler Boudreaux’s summer music picks

As the summer season quickly approaches, KCRW DJ Tyler Boudreaux has her top picks for your upcoming road trips, barbecues, and beach days. Boudreaux hosts her show every Thursday night from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on KCRW, where she plays a mix of genres, including psychedelic rock, electronic music, and funk.

Toro y Moi in Philadelphia, PA Jul 21, 2022 – presale password

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Toro y Moi announces tour (Brooklyn Mirage w/ Noname & Enumclaw included)

Toro y Moi released his seventh studio album, MAHAL, last month, and now he's announced a tour supporting it. The new dates surround his festival appearances at Pitchfork Fest and Portola, among others, and include stops in NYC, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, and more. He also has European shows with Sofie Royer and Australia shows supporting Flume. See all dates and listen to MAHAL below.

Toro y Moi announces summer and fall tour dates

Toro y Moi has announced North American and Australian tour dates in support of new album MAHAL. He’ll make his way across North America this summer before playing a series of shows in Europe and then Australia. Check out his upcoming tour dates below. Toro y Moi tour dates:

Chemical Brothers, Four Tet and Floating Points, Toro y Moi to play inaugural Portola Music Festival

The inaugural Portola Music Festival has been announced for September 24 and 25, at Pier 80 in San Francisco. The lineup leans a bit toward contemporary electronic acts, and the lineup, announced today, looks pretty stacked with ringers. Chemical Brothers and Flume are headlining, on the 24th and 25th respectively. Other artists on the Portola lineup include M.I.A., Kaytranada, Jamie xx, Four Tet and Floating Points, Charli XCX, Fatboy Slim, Caroline Polachek, James Blake, The Avalanches, Peggy Gou, Toro y Moi, Yaeji, Yves Tumor, DJ Shadow, Jungle, Caribou, Arca, Romy, Slowthai, Kelly Lee Owens, Omar Apollo, Shygirl, The Blessed Madonna, Ross from Friends, Pinkpantheress and more.

Toro y Moi in Los Angeles, CA – presale passcode

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Toro y Moi: "I'm not much of a plugin guy. I just use hardware!"

Toro y Moi emerged in 2010 as a poster child for that most Californian of microgenres: chillwave. Recording dreamy, lo-fi and sample-happy electronica bolstered by buoyant vocals, Chaz Bear spearheaded a sound that was one of the first to live and die by the hand of the internet, more specifically the nexus of blogs, forums and file-sharing sites that, before the advent of streaming, wielded an unprecedented influence on the average music fan’s daily discoveries.
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Take a surreal ride with Toro y Moi

If a guided journey through sun drenched Psych Rock of the 1960s/70s with Chillwave and more joining the adventure sounds fun, then buckle up: Toro y Moi’s new album, “Mahal” is for you. Tracing Chaz Bear’s musical origins helps better understand the creative force behind Toro y...

Toro y Moi Climbs Into the Driver’s Seat

Chaz Bear is hitting the road in a mode of transportation that’s not commonly seen Stateside. “I was a fan of Jeepneys since I was a kid,” he tells W magazine in a recent phone interview, referencing the popular mode of transportation from the Philippines—its name a contraction of the words “jeep” and “jitney.” “My mom came back from the Philippines one trip, and she brought me a toy Jeepney. It’s been with me ever since. Those things were so badass to me and still are.”
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Toro y Moi Releases New Must-Hear Album ‘MAHAL’

Toro y Moi, (aka Chaz Bear), has just released his seventh studio album, MAHAL. This one is delivered via the heralded indie label Dead Ocean, and we have to say this could very well be his best work to date. Visually placed in San Francisco, MAHAL, is drenched with a...