Toro Y Moi

Matt Diehl
Patrick Jeffords

"I was trying to make a pop record," explains Chaz Bundick of Anything In Return, his forthcoming third album under the name Toro Y Moi. That's not so shocking a confession from the 25-year-old musician-producer—except for the fact that Toro Y Moi helped pioneer yesteryear's indier-than-thou chillwave movement. But Anything In Return, due out in January (Carpark), looks to be Toro Y Moi's genre breakout—a slickly subversive masterstroke of pop art. Instead of obscuring '80s-style synth lines under hazy psychedelic fuzz, it shamelessly transforms infectious melodies and plastic-fantastic beats via Bundick's future-shocked, 21st-century lens, resulting in potential hits like the sci-fi R&B strut of "Cake." "People will be like, ‘What is he doing?' " Bundick laughs. "I'm just trying to make sincere pop music that's not all processed and bubblegum. Underground isn't always relevant; I want to see what's popular, then put my own spin on it."


TORO Y MOI'S
ANYTHING IN RETURN IS DUE OUT JANUARY 22 ON CARPARK RECORDS. ITS ALBUM ART AND TRACK LISTING ARE BELOW.

 

1. Harm In Change
2. Say That
3. So Many Details
4. Rose Quartz
5. Touch
6. Cola
7. Studies
8. High Living
9. Grown Up Calls
10. Cake
11. Day One
12. Never Matter
13. How's It Wrong

 

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