Toro Y Moi to release new album What For? this April to get a jump on the Mother’s Day market

Toro Y Moi to release new album What For? this April to get a jump on the Mother's Day market

“What for?” indeed! I don’t know about you, but that’s what I’m ALWAYS asking myself whenever I’m listening to a band that ISN’T the illimitable glo-fi, cream of the crop, indie-pop bedroom project Toro Y Moi. LOLZ. For real though, I mean, everything else is clearly a waste of time and delicious brain goo!

SO THAT’S TOTALLY WHY I’m super excited that What For? is also the name of the new album from Chaz “Toro Y Moi is really just me doing everything and calling it a band” Bundick. Hell yes. It’s gonna be released April 7 on Carpark, was recorded in Bundick’s Berkeley, CA home studio “over the course of 2014,” and was inspired by “Big Star, Talking Heads and Todd Rundgren, as well as Brazil’s Tim Maia and France’s Cortex, among many others,” so you already know it’s humble-yet-credible and cosmopolitan-as-balls and whatnot. Oh, and that one dude Julian Lynch and Unknown Mortal Orchestra guitarist Ruban Neilson also appear on the album. Boom-shakka-lakka! The nail in the coffin! But just in case you’re not sold, here’s Bundick telling us all the EPIC what-fors behind What For?:

I’ve done electronic R&B and more traditional recorded type R&B stuff. I just wanted to see what else was out there. It’s all coming from the same mindset and point of creativity. It’s just me trying to take what I already have, and then taking it further.

EPIC! Now that we’re all properly stoked, let’s stop everything else we’re doing and neglect all the stuff and/or people we’re responsible for so that we can stream the first track from the album, “Empty Nesters,” via SoundCloud. Then, let’s all preorder the album on iTunes to receive a free download of that same track. Why not? Oops… or should I say: WHAT-FOR NOT? HAHAHAHAHA.

What For? tracklisting:

01. What You Want
02. Buffalo
03. The Flight
04. Empty Nesters
05. Ratcliff
06. Lilly
07. Spell It Out
08. Half Dome
09. Run Baby Run
10. Yeah Right

• Toro Y Moi:
• Carpark:

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