I don’t like to dip in the mainstream everyone once in awhile but I have in the case of Toro Y Moi. What? You haven’t heard of them before? OH! Sorry! I mean the music blog mainstream. Yeah, it’s still not the Top of the Pops, but what we have here is a very tasty artist that will be at SXSW this year. Toro Y Moi is the stage brainchild of Chazwick Bundick and cemented its place in the chillwave movement. There were two albums promised last year with Causers of This and Underneath the Pine, with one electronic and the other being more instrumental respectively. Welp only Causers of This came out with Underneath the Pine coming out February 22.
“You Hid” off of Causers of This puts me in a hazy dream. The subtle and muffled dream beats keep me entranced while Chazwick himself lays down some smooth lyrics to ride with the keys that blip and bleep along. It’s the kind of cool that’s only cool when absolutely no effort is put into it. Almost like wearing velcro shoes. So slap on a pair and check out “You Hid” yourself.