Monday, May 31

First & Last #14 - Toro Y Moi

. Monday, May 31

Earlier this year Chaz Bundick dropped one the best albums of 2010 so far. Going by the name Toro Y Moi his collection of beats and loops sit on 'Causers Of This' in beautiful fashion seemingly euphoric and melancholy at the same time. He's a grafter too with a whole new album ready to be released later this year, this time offering a whole new sound. Ditching the electronic ambiance for a retro, lo-fi guitar sound Chaz's new single 'Leave Everywhere' (Out July 19) is available to stream below. I hauled him under the lights for a First & Last to hear about Weezer, getting drunk in Mexico and Christina Ricci.

First band you ever saw live?

What was the first instrument you played as a child?

First song you wrote as Toro Y Moi?
A song called Paper Planes (not related M.I.A.)

Where was the last show you played? How did it go?
In Monterrey, Mexico. From what I could see I think they liked it haha

First album you ever bought?
Best of the Beach Boys

Last time you were drunk was...
Last night in Mexico City

First crush on a famous person...
In elementary school i had a crush on Christina Ricci

The last band you saw live recently?
Aside from being on tour with Caribou, i saw a good bit of bands at sxsw.
the biggest was Bone Thugz.

Tell me about the first ever Toro Y Moi show
It was me and an acoustic guitar at a house show.

Last time you swore...
Today i think, but joking, I couldn't find my camera.

First time you met your band mate(s)?
I met our bass player when i was 8 and our drummer when we were in college.

Last film you saw...
Easy Riders.

Toro Y Moi tour the UK in July. Dates are as follows:

11th July - Lounge On The Farm
12th July - LONDON Rough Trade East
17th July - LONDON Lovebox festival
18th July - BRIGHTON Freebutt
19th July - LONDON Camp
28th July - SHEFFIELD DiS @ Harley
29th July - GLASGOW Captains Rest
30th July - MANCHESTER Now Wave @ The Deaf Institute
31st July - LONDON Field Day

Img: Bryan Bush


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