So, I’m totally gonna be that girl awkwardly dancing at the Toro Y Moi show, kinda like Chazwick Bundick does in his “Say That” video. I mean, I already awkward dance on my bike when I’m riding along listening to Anything in Return. I’m kinda surprised I haven’t flipped backwards because I bounce kinda hard to every single song.
Better known as Toro Y Moi, Chazwick Bundick has been making music since he graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2009. A close friend with Washed Out’s Ernest Greene, he has helped shape the chillwave movement, along with other bands such as Small Black and Memory Tapes. These bands share a love of the ’80s, with heavy synths that inspire me to make a lot of trippy cat art on Instagram.
Toro Y Moi has released three studio albums and is touring to promote the latest, Anything in Return, via Carpark Records, released earlier this month. If you haven’t heard it yet, it’s really amazing. You’re going to dance your way to high heaven if you are lucky enough to win the LP that we’re giving away right here.
Guess what? If you don’t have a bike don’t worry; this album (and everything under the sun that Bundick touches) will have you planning long car rides into the country just so you can bop around while you look at cows eating grass. Toro Y Moi’s music is perfect for spontaneous traveling, making art, and just feeling damn good.
What’s that you say? This is a vinyl giveaway, so you won’t be able to listen on your bike or in your car? Well, there’s a download code in this badboy (which is kinda standard these days), but you can also just listen to it in your room while you get stoned; nothing wrong with that.
If my energetic write up doesn’t psych you up enough, well, you need to win this record just to cheer your sadsack ass up. You can do so by listing a chillwave song that always cheers you up. If you don’t know much about chillwave, either see the list I made above, or google it. Let’s learn together.
A winner with a North American mailing address will be chosen a week from today on Tuesday, February 5.
January 30th – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom w/ Dog Bite
January 31st – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls *
February 1st – Dallas, TX @ Tree’s *
February 2nd – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East *
February 4th – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s *
February 5th – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks *
February 6th – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *
February 8th – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
February 9th – Richmond, VA @ The National *
February 10th – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
February 11th – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
February 13th – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
February 14th – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
February 15th – Boston, MA @ Paradise *
February 16th – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda *
February 17th – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
February 19th – Chicago, IL @ Metro ^
February 20th – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe ^
February 21st – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater ^
February 23rd – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater ^
February 24th – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge ^
February 26th – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret ^
February 27th – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile ^
February 28th – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom ^
March 1st – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent ^
March 2nd – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent ^
March 3rd – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre ^
March 7th – Fitzroy, Australia @ The Standard
March 9th – Richmond, Australia @ The Corner
March 10th – Meredeith, Australia @ Golden Plains
March 30th – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Lollapalooza Brazil
April 6th – Santiago, Chile @ Candelaria Bar
April 7th – Santiago, Chile @ Lollapalooza Chile
* w/ Wild Belle, Dog Bite
^ w/ Sinkane, Dog Bite