Toro y Moi, a.k.a Chaz Bear, will release his new album MAHAL on April 29th via Dead Oceans. To celebrate the announcement, Toro y Moi has dropped two singles from the forthcoming record “Postman” b/w “Magazine.” Each of the new singles arrives with accompanying visuals. “Postman,” directed by Kid. Studio, sees Toro and friends riding around the colorful San Francisco landscape in his Filipino jeepney, seen on the cover of MAHAL. “Magazine,” directed by Arlington Lowell, sees Toro and Salami Rose Joe Louis, who supplies vocals on the track, dressed vibrantly in a photo studio spliced with various colorful graphics and playful edits.
Toro y Moi is the 12+ year project of South Carolina-reared, Bay Area-based Chaz Bear. In the wake 2008’s global economic collapse, Toro y Moi emerged as a figurehead of the beloved sub-genre widely known as chillwave, the sparkling fumes of which still heavily influence musicians all over today. Over the subsequent decade, his music and graphic design has far, far surpassed that particular designation. Across 9 albums (6 studio as Toro y Moi along with a live album, compilation and mixtape) with the great Carpark label, he has explored psych-rock, deep house, UK hip-hop; R&B and well-beyond without losing that rather iconic, bright and shimmering Toro y Moi fingerprint. As a graphic designer, Bear has collaborated with Dublab and Van’s. And as a songwriter and producer, he’s collaborated with other artists Tyler, The Creator, Flume, Travis Scott, HAIM, and Caroline Polachek.
Toro Y Moi
2022 Live Dates
3/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Smokin Grooves Festival
6/23 to 6/26 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
Pre-order Mahal by Toro Y Moi HERE