Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Toro y Moi is about to drop not one, but two LPs on D.C. label Carpark in 2010. Carpark is responsible for some of the bigger Baltimore albums of this decade, and North Carolina artist Toro y Moi is a more than welcome addition to their roster.
Next Thursday night, December 17th, Toro y Moi will be headlining the Ottobar. He's got some incredibly strong local support, with Weekends, Rapdragons, and Dope Body all on the bill. Take a stab at some free tickets, watch Toro y Moi cover Beach House, and more after the click.
This bill is incredibly diverse, and includes elements of electro pop, fuzzy surf garage, hip hop, and some jaded thrash wave thrown in for good measure. Should be a true feast of the ears, and perfect for the ADD type show-goer.
Toro y Moi is on the verge of explosion, and I've had the chance to spend some time with his upcoming release Causers of This. This LP goes down smoother than milk after cookies, and bubbles along with silky fresh vocals and catchy-as-fuck melodies. Unlike alot of the other sample based electro pop infesting the internet these days, Toro y Moi does a majority of his own vocals, and creates arrangements for them that derive from pretty much every genre ever.
I've covered Weekends, Dope Body, and Rapdragons pretty extensively, so no need to say more. They are all among my favorite local live acts, and will all bring it hard.
If you're interested in some free tickets for this, email firstname.lastname@example.org saying so, and I'll pick a winner next week the day before the show. Tickets are only 8 bucks, doors are at 8, and show starts at 9. Here's a video of Toro y Moi covering Beach House's "Master of None".