Published Jul 13, 2011For someone so commonly associated with the chillwave movement, Toro y Moi (born Chaz Bundick) sure doesn't chill very often. Instead, the artist has released two albums in the last two years and maintained a busy tour schedule when not working on his Les Sins side-project. Apparently, that's still not enough to get his recorded output out there, as Toro y Moi will release a new EP this fall.
The release is called Freaking Out and was recorded last month when Bundick had some time off from his rigorous touring. A press release calls the five-song, 20-minute release "Toro y Moi's most concentrated venture into pure dance floor hedonism," citing the Gap Band, Mtume and Teddy Riley as sonic cues.
Freaking Out will be available on September 13 via Carpark Records. In the meantime, the song "Saturday Love" can be downloaded below. The track was originally recorded by Alexander O'Neal and Cherelle.
As previously reported, Toro y Moi will round out the year with yet another impressive batch of tour dates, including Canadian stops in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. The full schedule is available below.
7/14 Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
7/15 Asheville, NC - Emerald Lounge
7/16 Nashville, TN - The End
7/17 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
8/12 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival
9/9 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
9/10 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival
9/11 Washington, DC - Black Cat
9/12 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
9/14 New York, NY - Webster Hall
9/16 Boston, MA - Paradise
9/17 Montreal, QC - National
9/18 Toronto, ON - Opera House
9/19 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
9/20 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
9/22 Champaign, IL - Pygmalion Music Festival
9/25 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
9/29 Vancouver, BC - Venue
9/30 Portland, OR - Star Theater
10/3 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theater
10/6 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
10/7 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
10/8 Austin, TX - Mohawk
10/9 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
10/11 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
10/13 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
10/14 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
10/28 Asheville, NC - Moogfest
11/5 Sao Paulo, BR - Planeta Terra Festival