Toro Y Moi and Eric André Collaborate On Short

Today Toro y Moi, a.k.a Chaz Bear, officially releases Goes By So Fast: A MAHAL film, a short film starring Eric André and Chaz
Today Toro y Moi, a.k.a Chaz Bear, officially releases Goes By So Fast: A MAHAL film, a short film starring Eric André and Chaz Bear

Today Toro y Moi, a.k.a Chaz Bear, officially releases Goes By So Fast: A MAHAL film, a short film starring Eric André and Chaz that brings the world of Toro y Moi’s seventh studio album, MAHAL, to life. Made possible in partnership with Dropbox and Directed by long-time Toro y Moi collaborator Harry Israelson (Live From Trona, “Freelance,” “You and I”), written by Sidney Schleiff and Israelson and produced by Ways & Means, Goes By So Fast weaves together a variety of formats including narrative, documentary, animation and a live performance to create a film that further realizes the world of MAHAL available to watch in full on YouTube now.

Speaking on creating Goes By So Fast, director and writer Israelson says, “Having worked with Chaz for over a decade, there’s been this natural evolution of our storytelling; with MAHAL, from day 1 we discussed a companion film. To me, the idea was to create a world around the record, so listeners could stick their head inside the album cover itself and have a look around. Our challenge was to make a film that felt evocative of the album’s themes and lyrics and together I think we made something truly weird and unique.”

Detailing the genesis of the film Chaz adds, “Shortly after finding the Jeepney, ideas for films and videos immediately came to mind. Given the more serious themes of the record, Harry and I both felt it fitting to come up with something humorous and fun. I wanted to make something that humanized the music and hopefully myself in ways. Knowing that I’m not much of an actor and somewhat reserved, we felt it was best to find a supporting actor who would bring some context to the ‘man behind the curtain.’ We felt Eric Andre’s character, Panther, was the perfect high-sporadic energy to match my persona, giving context to my introverted tendencies. I loved the entire process and I think fans will be able to see the fun we had making it.”

Toro y Moi
Track List
Dead Oceans

1. The Medium (feat. Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
2. Goes By So Fast
3. Magazine (feat. Salami Rose Joe Louis)
4. Postman
5. The Loop
6. Last Year
7. Mississippi
8. Clarity (feat. Sofie)
9. Foreplay
10. Déjà Vu
11. Way Too Hot
12. Millennium (feat. The Mattson 2)
13. Days in Love

Toro Y Moi 2022 Tour Dates

6/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Stern Grove Festival !
6/23-6/26 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
7/17 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
7/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Mirage #
7/20 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston ^
7/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore ^
7/23 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
8/5 – Denver, CO @ Vortex Festival
9/23-9/24 – Big Sur, CA @ Fernwood Resort [SOLD OUT]
9/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Portola Music Festival
10/4 – Paris, France @ Le Trabendo &
10/5 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg &
10/6 – Berlin, Germany @ Metropol &
10/7 – Poznan, Poland @ TAMA &
10/8 – Warsaw, Poland @ Praga Centrum &
10/10 – Cologne, Germany @ Kantine &
10/11 – Brighton, UK @ CHALK &
10/12 – London, UK @ St John at Hackney Church &
10/13 – Manchester, UK @ New Century Hall &
10/14 – Dublin, Ireland @ Academy &
10/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre @
11/11 – Perth @ Red Hill Auditorium $ *
11/16 – Brisbane @ Riverstage *
11/18 – Sydney @ The Dome, Sydney Showground %
11/24 – Melbourne @ John Cain Arena %

$ = Toro y Moi DJ Set
! = w/ Hello Yello
# = w/ Noname and Enumclaw
^ = w/ Enumclaw and They Hate Change
& = w/ Sofie Royer
@ = w/ Nosaj Thing
* = supporting Flume with Channel Tres and MAY-A
% = supporting Flume with Caroline Polachek, Channel Tres and MAY-A

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