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Jam of the Day | Toro Y Moi – Lilly

via Pitchfork “Lilly,” a gem from Toro Y Moi’s latest, LP What For?, is a synthesis of psychedelia and R&B that both breaks new ground and stays true to form for the South Carolina band. Replete with formant filters and airy synths, it maintains many elements of Toro Y Moi’s sound that we’ve come to love, … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Toro Y Moi – Campo

Toro Y Moi (AKA Chaz Bundick) has created the most delectable synth-funk of the past decade, and despite having just released his third album earlier this year, it’s evident that the groove train is not slowing down anytime soon. The 26-year-old chillwave pioneer has just put out an limited edition, tour-only 7″ single called “Campo,” … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Wild Belle – Backslider

Not much was known about Wild Belle when we first mentioned them back in January of last year, but we’ve learned a lot about them since then: After seeing them open for Toro Y Moi in January we learned that the dead of winter can feel like the Bahamas in July with the right soundtrack, but more importantly … Read more

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Our Most Anticipated Albums of 2013 (Quarter 1)

New year, new music. And it’s coming, fast. Can you feel your pulse racing? All those albums that are about to impact your life. Because you know they will; they always do. 2013 will be no different. Here’s what our eyes and ears are on. January 8th Wooden Wand, Blood Oaths of the New Blues … Read more

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Hopscotch Music Festival | Day Three in Photos

The Flaming Lips | Photo by Aggie Donkar The 2011 Hopscotch Music Festival is over, dammit, and I now have a new way to gauge my experience. When getting ready for work this morning, I had to move my belt to the next largest size. No shit y’all – I drank, and ate, THAT much … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Toro y Moi – Saturday Love

Monday morning after a steamy and successful Pitchfork Music Fest… I’m sun kissed and tired, feeling the burn of three days of dancing and moseying around the fields of Union Park in Chicago. What better way to inject a little energy into the morning than a new track from Toro y Moi (Chaz Bundick was … Read more

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The Perfect Mixtape | Speakers + Summer 2011

Photo by Katie Guymon It’s that special time again: the first day of summer. And, just like last year, we are celebrating the longest day of the year by gifting you with a special mix: Speakers + Summer Volume 2. We’ve handpicked tunes that, to us, scream and holler summer and put them in one … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Washed Out – Eyes Be Closed

Is the American South the global epicenter of chillwave? Georgia’s Ernest Greene AKA Washed Out (along with South Carolina’s Toro y Moi) is certainly making a compelling argument with the release of the lead single, “Eyes Be Closed” from his upcoming debut LP Within and Without (July 12th on Sub Pop). Building on the coruscating … Read more

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Hopscotch 2011 Lineup Announced!

The initial list of names for Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival was announced this morning, and holy shiz, we are excited!  The Flaming Lips, GBV, and DBT lead the pack for the main stage, but there is a solid list of small-club headlining bands as well.  And if things work they way they did last year, … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Toro y Moi – New Beat

Toro y Moi is the moniker of “chillwave” artist Chazwick Bundick, who just may be the coolest guy to come from South Carolina since Tom Haverford. Chillwave (or glo-fi!), a relatively new movement, is just what it sounds like: chilled out, new-wave grooves. Mr. Bundick has been operating within this aural arena ever since the … Read more

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MP3 | Oryx and Crake – Fun Funeral

Oryx and Crake, a nine-person band anchored by husband-and-wife songwriting team, Ryan Peoples and Rebekah Goode-Peoples, is named after Margaret Atwood’s novel. Their lyrics, of real life and “overactive imaginations” honors their literary namesake and weaves together musical elements of past, present, and yes, the future. The Atlanta, Georgia ensemble, steadily gaining exposure and acclaim … Read more

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Toro Y Moi Announces New Single, Tour Dates with Phoenix

Columbia, South Carolina’s Toro Y Moi (a.k.a. Chaz Bundick) just announced a new single – and judging by my first listen, it sounds pretty damn good. Download it for yourself below. Toro Y Moi is currently on tour opening for Caribou and is playing with a full live band for the first time ever on … Read more