Toro Y Moi

The first time I saw Chaz Bundick’s Toro Y Moi live was the first time I’d heard of him—it was May of 2010, he was opening for Caribou at Neumos, and although he’d released his woozy debut, Causers of This, just five months earlier, he was already showing signs of shifting over to the new material that would become his second album, Underneath the Pine. Underneath the Pine is now used as the standard proof that today’s glut of chillwave artists can move beyond into broader and more exciting territories—the album’s most memorable and innovative tracks are its singles, the groove-laden “New Beat” and the bass-bumping “Still Sound,” songs that create an enchanting good-time atmosphere that Bundick and his backing band beatifically recreate at their live shows. With Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bass Drum of Death. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Wed., Sept. 28, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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