MP3: Toro y Moi – “Dead Pontoon”

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Breaking news of the day – Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick didn’t always busy himself churning out that weird brand of electro-pop that lives where funk meets chillwave. In fact, as recently as June 2009, he was making scuzzy lo-fi guitar pop, and he’ll soon be digging ten of those old recordings out of the garage for a release titled after the date of their creation. Our first taste of June 2009 is the complex, dizzying “Dead Pontoon,” which sounds intermittently like earlier Cloud Nothings (vis a vis the scuzz), Dirty Projectors (vis a vis the multitude of layered, interlocking guitar tracks), and Grizzly Bear (vis a vis Bundick’s harmonizing with, um, himself). We guess that means pretty good. Carpark will drop June 2009 on April 24, digitally and on CD as well as in a vinyl box set of five 7”s.


June 2009:
Disc 1:
01 Best Around
02 Take the L to Leave
Disc 2:
01 Girl Problems
02 Dead Pontoon
Disc 3:
01 Ektelon
02 Drive South
Disc 4:
01 Sad Sams
02 Talamak (First Version)
Disc 5:
01 Warm Frames
02 New Loved Ones

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