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Shorties (The 2019 Man Booker International Prize Longlist, New Music from Joan As Police Woman, and more)

The 2019 Man Booker International Prize longlist has been announced. Stream a new song by Joan As Police Woman. March's best eBook deals. Entries are now open for the 2019 Tiny Desk Contest. Author William Boyle discussed his favorite "screwball noir" films at . Cherry Glazerr visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance. Variety and Rolling Stone recommended the best books to read about wrongful conviction. The Guardian recommended books about buildi...
Tags: Music, David, Rolling Stone, Joan, Toro Y Moi, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Eliot, Granta, Daisy Johnson, William Boyle, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, SXSW The New York Times, Terrence Hayes, Alan Trotter

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There is a new Steven Soderbergh movie on Netflix right now, so I don't know why you'd waste your time farting around with music videos. But if you are more in the mood for music videos, or if you've already seen High-Flying Bird, there were some good ones this week. This week's picks are below. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Netflix, Steven Soderbergh, Straight To Video, Toro Y Moi, Travis Scott, J. Cole, Michelle Zauner, 21 Savage, Charly Bliss, Aisultan Seitov, Nathalie Canguilhem, Mancy Gant

Toro y Moi Returns With New Album, ‘Outer Peace’

The West Coast artist's sixth foray into the world of chillwave.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, West Coast, Toro Y Moi

Shorties (January's Best Poetry Collections, New Music from Matmos, and more)

Vulture recommended four of January's best poetry collections. Stream a new Matmos song. 85 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation last week (bringing the total to 1,487), including Clash Magazine’s best music books and Graphic Policy’s best comics. Largehearted Boy's essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily). January's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for$1.20 today: Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick eB...
Tags: Music, David, Harper, Volt, Cass Mccombs, Toro Y Moi, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Paris Review, Rumpus Book Club, James Gleick, Matmos, Sam Lipsyte, New York Times Stream, Stanislaw Lem Stream, Emily Jungmin Yoon NYCTaper, Alice Whitmore

Toro Y Moi – “Care Of Cell 44″ (The Zombies Cover)

Toro Y Moi is about to release a new album called Outer Peace. It doesn't come out until the end of the week, but you can already stream it in full here. And today, Toro Y Moi mastermind Chaz Bear, formerly known as Chazwick Bundick, stopped by SiriusXMU to record a live in-studio … More »
Tags: Music, The Zombies, Toro Y Moi, Chaz Bear, Chazwick Bundick

Toro y Moi Contemplates Late Capitalism on 'Outer Peace'

It didn't take long for chillwave to become a punchline after its rapid ascendancy in the late 2000s, and it must have been tough to be Toro y Moi (the alias of producer Chaz Bear, fka Chaz Bundwick), an act known synonymously, and perhaps unfairly so, with the genre. One of the first genres born almost entirely out of the influence of the Internet, chillwave was quickly deemed too easily replicable and far too reliant on provoking cultural nostalgia.But a few proprietors of the sound, like ...
Tags: Music, Review, Music Review, Abra, Toro Y Moi, Toro, Monte Carlo, Carpark Records, New House, Moi, Alan Palomo, Synthpop, Electropop, Chaz Bear, Bundick, Chillwave

Stream Toro y Moi’s New Album Outer Peace

Toro Y Moi mastermind Chaz Bundick has had a fascinating, fluid career. In the decade-or-so that he's been in the public eye, Bundick has moved among different musical worlds: Fractured bedroom-pop, streamlined but idiosyncratic dance music, mutant R&B, fuzzed-up power pop. He always sounds like himself, but he draws on different sources every time, and … More »
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Toro Y Moi – “Ordinary Pleasure”

Toro Y Moi have a new album on the way called Outer Peace, due out 1/18. We already heard lead single "Freelance" which we named one of the 5 Best Songs Of The Week back in October. That song describes some of the whiplash of millennial life as Chaz Bear sings about scrolling … More »
Tags: Music, Toro Y Moi, Chaz Bear

Listen Up

Gospel-inflected pop, jazzy neo-soul, g-funk and more in our weekly musical round-up Hamzaa: Breathing The third track released ahead of her debut EP First Signs of Me, Hamzaa’s “Breathing” is beautifully uplifting. The tune is gospel-inflected (but not preachy) and the London-based singer/songwriter delivers stirring, soulful vocals. First Signs of Me is available for pre-order now, and is already proving to be a powerful piece of work from …
Tags: Music, Design, London, Music Videos, Pop, Jazz, Gospel, Listenup, Electronic, New Music, Toro Y Moi, G-funk, Neo-soul, Listen Up, Hamzaa

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It is five days until Halloween, and we have not yet seen a single great Halloween-themed music video. How is this possible? Admittedly, you don't really need a seasonal excuse to put werewolves and disembowelings in your music video. But we're all in the mood right now, right? So what's the hold-up? This week's picks … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Drake, Straight To Video, Dave Meyers, Toro Y Moi, Travis Scott, HÆLOS, Ruston Kelly, Maggie Rogers, Alexa King, Harry Israelson, The Sacred Egg, Olivia Bee, Stephen Kinigopoulos

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

New Robyn! New Boygenius! New Nicole Dollanganger! New Miya Folick! New Thom Yorke! The world is scary and strange but at least we've got some new tunes to put on while we hang in there. Have a great weekend and dive into the five best … More »
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Toro y Moi: Freelance

From his forthcoming album Outer Peace (out 18 January on Carpark Records), Toro y Moi‘s “Freelance” is a g-funk-inflected tune that’s a bit surprising from the artist—considering his previous chillwave offerings. Toro y Moi (aka Chaz Bear) delights listeners with this layered, synth-heavy bop. Funky and playful, the song was apparently written as a response to Bear’s return to the Bay Area after living in Portland. Ahead …
Tags: Music, Design, Dance, Culture, Portland, Bay Area, Listenup, Funk, New Music, Toro Y Moi, Synthpop, G-funk, Chaz Bear, Carpark Records Toro

Toro Y Moi – “Freelance” Video

"Oh, walk on the water for me/ Just for me, baby/ OK?" So goes the hook from "Freelance," the lead single from Chaz Bear's latest Toro Y Moi album. The erstwhile Chaz Bundick recorded the bitingly titled Outer Peace after returning to his Bay Area home base from a year surrounded by nature in the … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Bay Area, Toro Y Moi, Chaz Bundick, Harrys, Harry Israelson, Chaz Bear

Madeline Kenney – “Overhead” Video

Back in July, Madeline Kenney announced her Perfect Shapes album, the follow-up to last year’s debut Night Night At The First Landing. (Both albums involve indie-celebrity producers, with Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner taking over for Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bear this time around.) Today, the Oakland-based musician … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Oakland, Premiere, Toro Y Moi, Jenn Wasner, Madeline Kenney

Morrissey, Cardi B, Kali Uchis Headlining Tropicália Music & Taco Festival 2018

If you're tired of seeing the same artists on the festival circuit, Tropicália Music & Taco Fest might be for you. This year's festival will take place at Queen Mary Park in Long Beach, California on 11/3 and 11/4. The headliners include Morrissey, Cardi B, Mac Demarco, Mazzy Star, Kali Uchis, and Chicano Batman. They … More »
Tags: Music, News, Morrissey, Mac Demarco, Toro Y Moi, Cardi B, Frankie Cosmos, Chicano Batman, Long Beach California, Baby Bash, Kali Uchis, Albert Hammond Jr, Kero Kero Bonito, Badbadnotgood, Mazzy Star, Queen Mary Park

Madeline Kenney – “Cut Me Off” (Prod. Jenn Wasner) Video

Madeline Kenney made our Best New Bands list last year after releasing her impressive Toro Y Moi-produced debut Night Night At The First Landing. Today, she announces her sophomore album Perfect Shapes and shares its first single and music video. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Toro Y Moi, Jenn Wasner, Madeline Kenney

Logic Just Got Mac DeMarco & Toro Y Moi Tattoos, Tame Impala Next

Logic, the woke and nerdy Maryland rapper who claims one of the most fervently devoted audiences in hip-hop and the clout to get Adult Swim icons Rick & Morty on his album, is apparently a big fan of druggy, chilled-out indie-rock festival staples. He's such a big fan, in fact, that he's covering his body … More »
Tags: Music, News, Maryland, Logic, Tame Impala, Mac Demarco, Toro Y Moi, Rick Morty

Stream Rome Fortune & Toro y Moi’s Collaborative EP ‘Toro y Rome Vol. 1’

There aren’t many obvious connections that you can draw between Atlanta rapper Rome Fortune and Toro y Moi, aside from the fact they exist entirely in their own musical universes. But since teaming up for “Pitch Black” (which, for the record, still goes) in 2015, the pair have proved to be a surprisingly good match, adding songs like “Benjiminz,” “Leotard” and Rome’s latest single “Hoodrich Disco” to their growing catalog. It’s a catalog that finally becomes official with the release of thei...
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Stream Rome Fortune & Toro Y Moi’s New EP Toro Y Rome Vol. 1

Toro Y Moi has produced a few tracks for genre-agnostic Atlanta rap weirdo Rome Fortune over the years, and last week, they reunited for the funky, luxuriant house-rap banger "Hoodrich Disco." As it turns out, that wasn't just a SoundCloud loosie but the first single from a new collaborative EP entitled Toro Y … More »
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New Music: Rome Fortune “Hoodrich Disco” (Prod. by Toro Y Moi)

Rome Fortune comes through on a new track with Toro Y Moi. Aimed to bring on the good vibes, “Hoodrich Disco” sounds great no matter where you are in the world. Continue after the jump…
Tags: Jazz, New Music, Toro Y Moi, Rome Fortune, Hoodrich Disco, Toro Y Moi Aimed

Rome Fortune – “Hoodrich Disco” (Prod. Toro Y Moi)

Years from now, we might look at the Atlanta rapper Rome Fortune as one of the pioneers of the whole hedonistic, pill-gobbling, genre-blurring SoundCloud-rap wave. For years now, Rome Fortune has been rapping intense, personal lyrics and get-buck exhortations over tracks that can come from anywhere and everywhere. He's worked with producers like Four … More »
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Mark Haskell Smith's Playlist for His Novel "Blown"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Dark and funny, Mark Haskell Smith's novel Blown is an engaging literary thriller. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "Darkly amusing...[Smith] has a fine-tuned ear for witty re...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, David, Smith, Denver, Maui, Toro Y Moi, Steely Dan, Kirkus, Don, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Dan, Peg, Jimmy Buffet, Oates

Tanukichan – “Perfect”

Bay Area multi-instrumentalist Hannah van Loon is gearing up to release Sundays, the debut LP for her dream-pop project Tanukichan, following her 2016 EP Radiolove. Produced by Chaz Bear of Toro Y Moi, the album settles into warm shoegaze via lush fuzz, pulsing synths, and lo-fi guitars. Bear and van Loon played all … More »
Tags: Music, Premiere, Loon, Bay Area, Toro Y Moi, Chaz Bear, Tanukichan, Hannah van Loon, Chaz Bear of Toro Y Moi

Let's Be Real: Asian And Black Artists Aren't "Celebrating" Each Other Through Hip-Hop

In our new series #NotYourTokenAsian, R29's Asian & Pacific Islander staffers take on the pop products, stereotypes, and culture wars that surround Asian American identity. Stay tuned as we celebrate our multiplicity during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.If the Roseanne reboot taught us anything about the way a certain segment of white America looks at people of color, it came in the third episode when Roseanne Barr tried to flatten the Black and Asian American experience into one. Her c...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Fashion, Music, Japan, Abc, Nicki Minaj, China, America, Wu Tang, Iggy Azalea, Vietnam, Roseanne Barr, Black, Migos, Rza

Treasure Island is back — new location & 2018 lineup announced

The Bay Area fest took last year off but now it's back in a new location and the 2018 lineup includes Tame Impala, A$AP Rocky, Courtney Barnett, Sharon Van Etten, and more. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Tame Impala, Amine, Mark Ronson, Diplo, Pusha T, Shame, Jungle, Courtney Barnett, Music News, Asap Rocky, Pond, Bay Area, Tour Dates, Lord Huron, Toro Y Moi

88rising throwing a fest in LA with Rich Brian, Joji, Keith Ape, Higher Brothers, more

The fest includes many 88rising acts, as well as Laff Traxx (aka Toro y Moi + Nosaj Thing), and more. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, La, Music News, Tour Dates, Toro Y Moi, Andrew Sacher, Niki, Don Krez, Diablo, Hip Hop News, Keith Ape, Nosaj Thing, Joji, Yung Bans, 88rising, Yung Pinch

Toro Y Moi – “No Show” Video

Earlier this year, Toro Y Moi released the strong album Boo Boo. And today, he's shared a new video for the hazy, rippling "No Show," one of the album's best songs. In the clip, we see a very fuzzy image of Chaz Bunduck wearing an enormous bucket hat and holding some kind of glowing … More »
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Madeline Kenney – “Always” Video

The Oakland musician Madeline Kenney recently released her debut LP Night Night At The First Landing, an album of impressively layered indie rock that she recorded with producer Toro Y Moi. And today, she's come out with a video for the sparkling single "Always." In director Ben Smith's clip, Kenney and some friends … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Ben Smith, Oakland, Toro Y Moi, Kenney, Madeline Kenney