Toro y Moi bring their blissed out pop jams back to Oxford Art Factory, with special guests to be announced.
Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Chaz Bundick aka Toro y Moi has been actively involved in music going back to his early teenage years playing in punk and indie rock bands. Chaz unveiled his Toro y Moi guise in 2001, in which he began incorporating electronics and channeling a wider swath of stylistic influences - from indie rock and '60s baroque pop to '80s R&B, French house and underground hip-hop - into his own solo music. By the time he graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2009 with a BA in graphic design, Chaz had refined Toro y Moi into a truly unique, captivating project, with numerous music magazines and blogs touting his hazy recordings as the sound of summer. His Mistletone-released debut album, Causers of This, followed in 2010, garnering high praise in many publications including NME and Pitchfork.
Toro y Moi's latest studio album, What For? featured Chaz's meticulous production capturing the feel of a rock band playing together in the same room. While Chaz cites Big Star, Talking Heads and Todd Rundgren, as well as the psychedelic soul of Brazilian legend Tim Maia and the '70s-era jazz-funk of France's Cortex, as some of the inspirations behind What For?, these names just act as signposts dotting Toro y Moi's vivid musical landscape.
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