Wednesday, March 09, 2011

New Beat

Song: New Beat
Artist: Toro Y Moi
Album: Underneath the Pine

Toro Y Moi is the moniker used by South Carolina's Chazwick Bundick, whom has positioned himself within the "chillwave" genre that has recently become popular.  "Chillwave" is just another term for loungy dance music... and has something to do with the region it's from.  I don't know... I often find it very silly these ridiculous sub-genre's... but read all about chillwave here.

Regardless of the name, I've been enjoying 'Underneath the Pine's' laid-back beats and charm, especially single "New Beat" which has a soulful vibe to it... reminded me a touch of Miami Horror's "Holidays," though they don't really sound all that much alike.

'Pine' is Toro Y Moi's second album, quickly following his debut 'Causers of This' which came out just last year.  I haven't heard that one, but 'Pine' is getting the band, and the man, quite a lot of buzz.

It's a downbeat, vibe record, that's great for either really really late at night or early early in the AM.  "New Beat" is actually a bit of a misnomer as it's a bit more upbeat than the rest of the record.  But dramatic songs like the instrumental  "Divina" or the pretty, acoustic guitar-based "Before I'm Done" are so beautiful and spacey... it's worth the listen.

Check this one out.


New Beat

Still Sound

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