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Gremlins- Self-Titled

New TracksNicholas Kindrachuk3 Comments

An odd collaboration between Mat Cothran (Coma Cinema), Patrick Jeffords (Toro Y Moi), Katie Lee (Braids), and Sam Ray (Ricky Eat Acid) has released a five-track EP. It's backed by a lot of dark, sleazy synthesizers that produce some really appealing jams. Vocals are primarily performed by Cothran, and the lyrics seem to be very much like his other projects as well.

The bass and drums create some pretty compelling head bobbing grooves as well. As gloomy and dark as the humming synthesizers can be there is still a lighter side to the arrangements, giving these tunes far more dimension and depth. This is not at all a collaboration that I was expecting, but after hearing it I definitely want more.

Toro Y Moi- "How I Know"

Videoschriscap1 Comment

In the new video for Toro y Moi's Underneath The Pine cut "How I Know," three friends explore a haunted house late at night. Over the course of the next three minutes, they all die spectacular deaths. One suffocates on bubble gum, one gets electrocuted by spaghetti, and one of the guys actually ends up getting decapitated by a loose DVD. By the end, they're all ghosts, and a ghostly dance party ensues. A chillwaver's play on the witch house phenomenon, perhaps?

Underneath The Pine is out now on Carpark Records. Buy it at Insound Vinyl here.

Watch a review of Underneath the Pine here.

Toro Y Moi- Underneath the Pine

Reviewsadmin6 Comments

Toro Y Moi's latest LP is a noticeable improvement compared to the sketchbook of ideas that made up his last album, Causers of this. Underneath the Pine is loaded with light, pretty arrangements and dancey disco beats. The songwriting and vocals aren't always standout, though. While the whole album may not feel standout, it's a nice and easygoing experience, for sure. Great for soundtracking a small get together or an all-night sexcapade.



Toro Y Moi- "New Beat" ‡ VIDEO

VideosGWHTCB3 Comments

Since the debut of Causers of This, Toro Y Moi’s music has evolved a lot. His sophomore release, Underneath the Pine, leaves behind the summer of Chillwave and promises to be a true departure from his past efforts. This is clearly demonstrated in the vocal loop driven “New Beat.” Here we have a refined approach that's more reflective of Bundick’s true style and talent. Reminiscent of the disco era, Bundick manages to transcend space and time with a cool ARP vibe that is undeniably groovy. The result, Brundick is expressing himself with utmost confidence and asking us to find out what is Underneath the Pine. -