Toro Y Moi Unveils Les Sins Alter Ego, Plays Vancouver

Toro Y Moi Unveils Les Sins Alter Ego, Plays Vancouver
Since it was unofficially established as the buzz genre of 2010, chillwave has gotten nothing but a bad rap. Besides its admittedly terrible name, the sub-sub-genre is typified by overly sensitive artists who book major tours and then spend their set checking their email in front of a crowded club. North Carolina performer Toro Y Moi (born Chazwick Bundick) is looking to change that with a side project called Les Sins.

While his day job sees him exploring similar heart-wrenching electro-pop territory to his peers, Les Sins is a dancier affair, combining retro rave sounds with a shimmery disco feel. On November 9, Les Sins' debut twelve-inch will get a proper release on Carpark Records. The record will feature "Lina" on the A-side and "Youth Gone" on the flip. Both tracks can be streamed on the label's SoundCloud page.

Hopefully, all of this four-on-the-floor madness will have inspired Bundick to up the ante with his Toro Y Moi live show. The project will be embarking on a hefty European jaunt this October, followed by a North American tour that includes a Canadian stop in Vancouver on November 17.

Tour dates:

9/18 Miami, FL - Electric Pickle
10/14 Utrecht, NL Impakt Festival
10/15 Reykjavik, IS - Iceland Airwaves Festival
10/18 Cardiff, UK - Cardiff Arts Institute
10/19 London, UK - Cargo
10/20 Madrid, ES - TBA
10/21 Vigo, ES - TBA
10/22 Barcelona, ES - TBA
10/23 Lisbon, PT - Music Box
10/25 Graz, AT - Elevate Festival
10/26 Rome, IT - Dimmi Disi
10/27 Zurich, CH - Exil
10/29 Leeds, UK - The Academy
10/30 Manchester, UK - The Academy
10/31 Edinburgh, UK - Picture House
11/2 Glasgow, UK - The Academy
11/3 Birmingham, UK - The Academy
11/4 Bristol, UK - The Academy
11/5 Luxembourg, DE - Musique Volantes
11/7 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/10 La Jolla, CA - UC San Diego / The Loft *
11/11 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey *#
11/12 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop *#
11/13 Eureka, CA - The Red Fox Tavern *#
11/15 Portland, OR - Holocene *#
11/16 Seattle, WA - Neumo's *#
11/17 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore *#
11/19 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *#
11/20 Denver, CO - Bluebird *#

* with Nosaj Thing
# with Jogger