Toro Y Moi Previews New LP With Woozy, Funky ‘So Many Details’
New album 'Anything in Return' is due out on January 22 via Carpark
Chaz Bundick shouldn’t worry about being pigeonholed anymore. The Toro y Moi mastermind recently revived his Les Sins dancefloor alter ego for a single on Caribou/Daphni main man Dan Snaith’s Jiaolong label, compiled his own early lo-fi recordings, and turned toward ’80s-tinged synth-funk sounds on last year’s Freaking Out EP — and that was after he sort of freaked out himself, tossing aside electronic samples for last year’s more organic-sounding sophomore stunner Underneath the Pine. Oh yeah, Bundick also produced a track for Odd Future rapper Tyler, the Creator.
On January 22, Carpark will release Bundick’s third album as Toro y Moi, Anything in Return, and on the first track to hit the Internet, “So Many Details,” it’s as if he’s confidently reclaiming — and refining, and advancing — the hazy, intimate-feeling electro-R&B sound that made the Toro y Moi name. Bundick’s many stylistic detours since 2010 debut Causers of This inform his artistic voice here without overwhelming it: Timbaland-like shouts and Nicolas Jaar’s spacey abstraction meet with splashes of horns, jagged guitar snippets, and Bundick’s central, falsetto-confessional storytelling. “What happened to us?” he repeats. The answer, surely, is in the details.
Speaking of: Pitchfork reports “So Many Details” will be out on November 23 as a 7″ single, with a remix featuring Hodgy Beats. According to a press release, the single will be out on November 26 in Europe, and that’s the single art above.