toro y moi
Shout out to Chaz Bundick for the heads up on the latest signee to his label Company Records, Oakland's Madeline Kenney, and her forthcoming new EP, recorded with Chaz in his Berkeley studio. Madeline's bandcamp bio says of her self-described "twang-hazy dream pop": "It's like if Loretta Lynn had a secret shoegaze project and an obsession with a looper pedal"...
The annual Los Angeles-based FYF Fest was humble in size, sweet and yet progressively cool -- like Coachella's little sister that borrowed its clothes. We got to spend the day hopping to shows, eating colored popsicles, and thanking the universe we'd worn proper shoes. All the while getting to hang with the bands that make the heat worth it. Between finding abandoned kitchen sinks with Toro y Moi or snapping shots next to Morrissey's "Vegan" crew vans with Neon Indian — Fuck Yeah Fest didn't disappoint. // photos + words by Claire McKinzie
Check out more of Claire's shots + recap from FYF — including Lower Dens, HEALTH, Mac Demarco, DJ Dodger Stadium, Ed Droste oF Grizzly Bear, and more — after the jump…
There aren't many better ways I can think of to start off a Monday morning than with a surprise mix from one of our favorite artists: Chaz Bundick of Toro y Moi sent over this sweet lil' 33-minute mix made up of some of the wide-ranging sounds that (presumably) inspired his excellent, decidedly rocking, and diverse new record, which we've had on repeat all weekend. Featuring tracks from Ride, Wire, the Five Stairsteps, Drake, Tearjerker -- whose "You Can" might be my new favorite jam -- Chaz's Sides of Chaz side-project, and more. Listen to Toro y Moi's GvsB mix below, and check the full tracklist after the jump.
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