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Toro y Moi (us)

Toro y Moi is 23 year old Columbia, South Carolina native and resident Chaz Bundick. After earning a BFA in Graphic Design at The University of South Carolina, Chaz decided to push his music further now that he has more time on his hands.
Chaz Bundick's methods are constantly changing and evolving. Heavily influenced by his parent’s vinyl and tape collection, he also possesses great admiration for contemporary influences like Animal Collective, Sonic Youth, J Dilla, and Daft Punk. Like most prepubescent teens, he had his punk band and once that died out, the "side project" soon became the main focus.
Toro y Moi started in 2001 as a bedroom project but quickly grew into the live performance realm. The songs are born from a plethora of different genres, from freak-folk to R&B to French House — which is heavily influential on Chaz's newest dance alias, Les Sins. He has since been signed to Carpark Records, on which he released his first full-length album Causers of This in January 2010.
Before any full length album has been released, Toro y Moi has already received praise from Pitchfork and Gorilla Vs. Bear, as well as print features in the NME and Dazed and Confused.

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