Check out this remix of Toro Y Moi’s song So Many Details. A new album, Anything In Return, is expected out in January.
New singles releases are giving us a taste of albums coming out early next year. Here are some recent song releases from Toro Y Moi, Ducktails and Local Natives.
Ducktails is the side project of Real Estate’s Matt Mondanile.
Local Natives’ digital single, Breakers, will be for sale this week.
Here’s a new single from Toro Y Moi, So Many Details. The song will be released as a 7-inch next month and will appear on the album, Anything In Return, which is scheduled to be released in January.
There was so much good music released in 2011 that I find it’s actually hard to confine a list to the top 40. These are some of the albums that struck me as interesting, exciting or irresistible.
I’ll count down from 40 to 1 in two posts.
40. Bass Drum of Death – GB City: This is such a fun debut from two guys from Mississippi. It rocks hard.
39. The Obits – Moody, Standard and Poor: Indie vet Rick Froberg plays stripped down, loud rock ‘n’ roll.
38. Male Bonding – Endless Now: Great second album from these London punks.
37. Cymbals Eat Guitars – Lenses Alien: Band pays respectable homage to Pavement.
36. The Babies – The Babies: What do you get when you cross Woods with the Vivian Girls? A pretty boss album.
One of the best music releases last week was Kurt Vile’s EP So Outta Reach. While there have been excellent new albums out this fall — Girls, Wilco and Wild Flag come to mind — there are some notable short releases, too.
Here are some other recommended EP releases from the past couple of months:
Wavves – Life Sux
Music doesn’t always need to be cerebral.
Weekend – Red
Nice follow to the impressive debut album Sports from last year.
Toro Y Moi – Freaking Out
The king of chill follows the full-length Underneath the Pine with a loose, danceable release.
Trash Talk – Awake
Fans of hardcore definitely want to check this one out.
Toro Y Moi will kick off a U.S. tour, following the previously announced Pitchfork appearance July 17, to promote the excellent release Underneath the Pine. Chaz Bundick and company will play San Francisco in August, and the tour wraps up in Atalanta in October.
And if you haven’t already, check out this new mixtape by clicking here.
The tour schedule is available after the jump.
Toro Y Moi, aka Chaz Bundick of Columbia, South Carolina, has an interesting sound, blending electronic, indie and a little R&B. He just released this video for his song Blessa.