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TORO Y MOI

What For?

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MIST072
SKU:
699548
PLU: 9332727033445

Chaz Bundick - aka Toro Y Moi - releases his new album, 'What For?' on Mistletone Records via Inertia!

The forthcoming album from Toro Y Moi is definitely making a statement. Or maybe a few statements. But Bundick, the front man and songwriter, is leaving it up to the listener to figure out what they are.

Chaz Bundick - aka Toro Y Moi - releases his new album, 'What For?' on Mistletone Records via Inertia!

The forthcoming album from Toro Y Moi is definitely making a statement. Or maybe a few statements. But Bundick, the front man and songwriter, is leaving it up to the listener to figure out what they are.

Format - CD
Genre - Alternative
Release Date - 03/04/15
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Chaz Bundick - aka Toro Y Moi - releases his new album, 'What For?' on Mistletone Records via Inertia!

The forthcoming album from Toro Y Moi is definitely making a statement. Or maybe a few statements. But Bundick, the front man and songwriter, is leaving it up to the listener to figure out what they are.

A feeling of searching for something threads its way through every song on the album, which is aptly named 'What For?.' It feels contradictory in a very human way, like Chaz is swinging between waiting for something and not being able to wait anymore. But the swinging isn't panicked or frustrated; it's just a situation that he's reflecting on.

The songs are heavy with nostalgia, too, for simpler times, better music, more fulfilling relationships. Chaz references Weezer to warn you that “there is no one to destroy your sweater” and, in another song, recalls Big Star to declare that "rock and roll is here to stay." It feels like he misses everything (even things he wasn't around for yet), but is somehow excited for what comes next.

'What For' is a glimpse into the life of a guy trying to figure out what it all means. The music is influenced by bands like Big Star, Talking Heads, Tim Maia, Todd Rundgren, but it doesn't quite sound like any of them in particular. And it isn't trying to. It has that special something that Chaz imbues in every Toro Y Moi album, his personal filter on the world he experiences.

Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistTORO Y MOI
LabelMistletone
Music GenreAlternative
Music Genre PrimaryAlternative

CD

  • 1. What You Want
  • 2. Buffalo
  • 3. The Flight
  • 4. Empty Nesters
  • 5. Ratcliff
  • 6. Lilly
  • 7. Spell It Out
  • 8. Half Dome
  • 9. Run Baby Run
  • 10. Yeah Right
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