Tag Archives: Toro y Moi

Out This Week 4/7

It’s a throwdown for album of the week, and The Mountain Goats just might come out on top with their fifteenth full-length Beat the Champ. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “a fascinating set inspired by professional wrestling though often dealing with notions of identity, justice, death and other weighty subjects. The album’s expansiveRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2015: Initial Lineup Announced!

Summer just got hotter, as the Capitol Hill Block Party has announced the first wave of bands playing their annual festival, scheduled for July 24th through July 26th in Seattle. The sidewalks are gonna sizzle with headliners like TV on the Radio, The Kills, RATATAT, Toro Y Moi, Built to Spill, and more! 2015 PARTIALRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Musical magician Merrill Garbus, aka tUnE-yArDs, shares a new video today for the track “Wait for a Minute,” a soulful piece from last year’s album Nikki Nack. The clip, directed by SNEAL, features a pixelated Garbus singing behind an overlay of distortion, effects, and images. Watch: [Under the Radar]

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Song of the Day: Les Sins – Bother

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song is “Bother” by Les Sins from the 2015 album Michael on Carpark Records.Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Berkeley-based beatmaker Toro y Moi (aka Chaz Bundick) shares a new track from his forthcoming fourth album, What For?. Check out the super-suave ’70s-sound of “Buffalo” below. What For? hits stores April 7th via Carpark Records. While you wait, revisit his 2013 KEXP session here. [Pitchfork]

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Thursday Music News

It’s one of the greatest animated tie-ins since “Do the Bartman”: local ladies Sleater-Kinney team up with Fox’s animated series Bob’s Burgers for the video for the track “A New Wave.” Watch what happens when oldest daughter Tina Belcher plays her copy of No Cities To Love in her bedroom boombox. The live-action version ofRead more…

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Album Review: Les Sins – Michael

Don’t be fooled by the inflatable tube dancer guy on the front cover – behind that hapless smile is a maniacal, beastly force waiting to be unleashed. Chaz Bundick continues to prove himself as one of the most capable, surprising, and provocative producers on the scene today. Last year, he dropped Anything In Return, aRead more…

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Monday Music News

Influential artist Phil Everly, who formed The Everly Brothers with his sibling Don, passed away last Friday, at the age of 74. Everly’s son Jason cites the cause of death as complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Since forming in the 1950s, The Everly Brothers racked up an unprecedented 35 Top 100 hit singles, andRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Toro Y Moi, a.k.a. Chaz Bundwick, has shared a new, digital “tour only” track called “Campo.” It’s laid back and soulful like most of Bundwick’s previous material. The track will be available at his shows this fall and, luckily, he will be performing in Seattle at Showbox at The Market on November 12. [Stereogum]

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Thursday Music News

Known for her lo-fi electro-opera stylings, Wisconsin’s Zola Jesus (a.k.a. Nika Danilova) switches things up on her upcoming album, Versions. The project, a collaboration with Foetus’ J.G. Thirlwell, will disassemble Danilova’s previous work, rebuilding the tracks into string arrangements. Listen to the single new track on the album, “Fall Back,” where Zola Jesus tries popRead more…

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