Toro Y Moi Preps New Release


Chaz Bundick’s second release as Toro Y Moi, Underneath the Pine, comes out in two weeks. In honor of which, Urban Outfitters caught up the 24-year-old South Carolina native to talk music and more. Head over to the Urban Outfitters’ site to read the interview and stream the album in its entirety. In the meantime, check out Bundick’s new video and a list of Toro Y Moi tour dates down below.

Toro Y Moi Tour Dates

03/11 Athens, GA – 40 Watt *

03/12 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn *

03/13 New Orleans, LA – The Saturn Bar *
03/14 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds *
03/15 McAllen, TX – M.P.M. Fest @ Ambiente *$
03/16-18 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/19 Dallas, TX – Club Dada *

03/20 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace *^
03/21 Tempe, AZ – Sail Inn *^$
03/22 Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar *
03/23 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour *
03/24 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall *
03/25 Portland, OR – Doug Fir *
03/26 Kennewick, WA – The Red Room *^
03/27 Seattle, WA – Crocodile *
03/28 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore ^
03/30 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge #
03/31 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge #
04/01 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room #

04/02 Omaha, NE – Slowdown Jr. #
04/03 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry #
04/05 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle #
04/06 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop #^
04/07 Toronto, Ontario – Wrongbar #
04/08 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rossa #
04/09 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall #

04/10 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg #

04/11 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #

04/12 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church #
04/13 Baltimore, MD – Talking Head #^
04/14 Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel #
04/15 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 #^
04/16 Columbia, SC – Indie Grits Film Festival

04/23 Honolulu, HI – Next Door

* = w/ Cloud Nothings
^ = w/ Braids
# = w/ Adventure

$ = w/ Nite Jewel

Toro Y Moi ‘s “Underneath the Pine” Releasing February 2011

2009 was a good year for Toro Y Moi (aka Chaz Bundick). His debut, Causers of This, was met with critical acclaim. The South Carolina native delivered a homemade gem blending 80’s R&B, hip hop, pop all perfectly layered for the dance floor.

Still reeling from the success of Causers of This, Toro Y Moi is back with Underneath the Pine on Carpark Records. Following his creative urges, this latest record draws on influences including Ennio, Morricone and Francois de Roubaix resulting in a lush soundscape reminiscent of R. Steve Moore, David Axelrod and Steve Reich.

Clearly marking a new phase of exploration and expression, Tory Y Moi’s Underneath the Pine delivers unexpected levels of artistry and ability. Look for the release in February 2011.