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An Irish based alternative music blog. Music news, gigs, live reviews, album reviews... You'll find them here. If you want anything featured or removed, please shout. I hope you'll discover something new to love on this little experiment of mine. Currently editing the Music Section of the UCC Express and contributing to Motley magazine on campus, as well as writing for PopCultureMonster and 4FortyFour. Always looking for new projects so please get in touch if interested. Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Music: Toro Y Moi

http://www.myspace.com/toroymoiWell newish at least!

Toro Y Moi is the recording name of Chazwick Bundick. He is not as new as the bands I usually talk about in these posts (Harlem, Tanlines, etc.) though he has gotten very little attention on this side of the Atlantic in comparison to American bloggers.

His sound is referred to as chillwave and is characterised by synths, looping, samples and simple melodic sounds. Very similar to that of the hotly tipped jj, and many have even compared him to the xx. Neon Indian and Memory Tapes also fit into this bracket. It's a very simple electronic style of pop music.

Toro Y Moi released his debut album, Causers of This, in January to pretty positive reviews.

Check out the track Blessa here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vUY2n633cY

And something a little different, his cover of Michael Jackson's Human Nature which was not included on the album but luckily has made it's way to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFnI6Ih0Py4

http://www.myspace.com/toroymoi for more.

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