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Toro Y Moi To Release Vinyl Box Set “June 2009”

January 31, 2012 drainu182 0

Toro Y Moi’s first commercial release, the “Blessa” single, introduced the world to Chaz Bundick’s brand of introspective, atmospheric pop music, and while the A-side wound up laying the framework for his debut, Causers Of This, backing track, “109”, hinted at a side of his music having more in common with the oddball pop of Ariel Pink than any of Causers’ reference points. as it turns out, around the same time he was experimenting with music software and sampling, …

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Toro y Moi, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Bass Drum of Death 10/3 El Rey Theatre Review and Photos

October 5, 2011 drainu182 0

Written by Ace Ubas, Photos by Kelly Brown

The last time I’ve been to a show that featured acts whose styles spanned across a wide range on the music spectrum was a couple of weeks ago at the Hollywood Bowl. That bill consisted of co-headliners TV on the Radio and Arctic Monkeys, Panda Bear, Warpaint, and Smith Westerns.

Monday night featured the same diversity, but on a much smaller scale. The sold-out El Rey Theatre in Los …

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Outside Lands Festival 2011 Day 1 Review

August 16, 2011 drainu182 2

Outside Lands Festival returned for its 4th year to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. The environmentally friendly festival featured headliners Phish, Muse, and Arcade Fire. Our writer Ace Ubas and photographer Marcello Ambriz were there to cover the festival for us. Check out our first day review and photos inside.

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Toro Y Moi Announces New Freaking Out EP, “Saturday Love” (Listen)

July 13, 2011 drainu182 0

For Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick, 2011 has seen the release of his acclaimed sophomore album, Underneath the Pine, remix work for Tyler, the Creator, a split 7″ with Cloud Nothings, and a steady stream of international tour dates. Just over halfway through what’s already been a busy year, the prolific producer has a brand new batch of lavishly funky material to offer.

Bundick’s latest is no sloppily assembled bunch of Pine session throwaways. The Freaking Out EP was …

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Cut Copy Announce Tour w/Washed Out & Midnight Magic, New Toro Y Moi Remix

July 5, 2011 drainu182 0

Cut Copy will release the next single from Zonoscope. “Blink And You’ll Miss a Revolution.” The single release will be complete with remixes from Toro Y Moi, Chicken Lips, Das Moth & Kenji Takimi, Tornado Wallace and Henning Furst. All the mixes will be available digitally on August 9 in the USA, and the 12” will follow shortly after.

You can check out the “Blink And You’ll Miss A Revolution” (Toro Y Moi Remix) stream HERE.

Melbourne’s finest …

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Flaming Lips, Passion Pit & Chromeo Lead Moogfest 2011 Lineup

June 1, 2011 drainu182 0

AC Entertainment is proud to announce the initial lineup for Moogfest 2011, the annual festival of electronic and visionary music, celebrating the innovative spirit of Bob Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer. Taking place Oct. 28 – 30, in beautiful Asheville, NC, Moogfest’s Halloween harvest of musical delights builds on the tremendous success of last year’s reinvention of the Moogfest concept in the city that Bob Moog called home.

This year’s Moogfest lineup highlights a …

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Afro-Punk Announces 7th Annual Festival w/Cee-Lo Green, Santigold, Janelle Monae

May 23, 2011 drainu182 0

The Afro-punk Festival is returning to Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park for the 7th Annual Afro-punk Festival on August 27-28. The 2011 festival has the most stellar line up yet with Cee-Lo Green, Santigold, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Jay Electronica, Toro Y Moi, Toshi Reagon, Ninjasonik, Cerebral Ballzy, Gordon Voidwell, Reggie Watts, Res, Joi, Rocky Business, Straight Line Stitch and more to be added! In addition, the NikeBattle For the Streets Skate and BMX Competition, the largest street skate and BMX …

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Toro Y Moi Launches North American Tour, Playing SXSW

March 12, 2011 drainu182 0

Toro Y Moi is about to launch his tour tonight at the Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta, Georgia. He’ll be in Austin for SXSW next week playing eight shows. Check out the full schedule below:

03/12 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn*

03/13 New Orleans, LA The Saturn Bar*

03/14 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds*

03/15 Pharr, TX @ Jagz*$

03/16 Austin, TX Fader Fort, 1:30pm

03/16 Austin, TX Force Field PR / Terrorbird 4th Annual Day Party @ Red 7 Patio, …