While many the world over may still be sad that the American version of The Office has sadly come to an end this year, many of us on the other side of the Atlantic have longed for the British version for nearly 10 years. Recently though, Ricky Gervais has brought back to life the idiot that made him so famous, David Brent. He's been doing a series of online guitar tutorials, which is funny enough. One of the tracks he plays in the videos is call "Slough", the place where the British series was set. Toro Y Moi has now taken on the track and made it his own with a reverb drenched cover that you can stream below.
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Disclosure's dancey single "You & Me" is quick-tempoed and energetic, but Chaz Bundick (aka Toro Y Moi) decided to shake that up entirely with his remix of the song. Slowing things down considerably the remix sizzles with erratic percussion and glitchy vocal samples, taking that energetic feel and melting it down across five minutes. Stream it below.
Only one day left until Sasquatch! commences. Today and tomorrow will see thousands of avid music fans journeying to The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA, prepping their campsites, stocking up on alcohol and drugs in anticipation of dozens of amazing performances. This year's lineup boasts some fantastic talent, such as The xx, Vampire Weekend, Sigur Rós, The Postal Service, Disclosure, Arctic Monkeys, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros and many, many more. It's a lineup worth salivating over.
As the festival quickly approaches, I've put together a list of some of the best acts playing each of the four nights. Each band comes with some recommended listening, because there is no better way to prepare for a festival than sampling what each band has to offer, whether you know them or not. Take a look at our most anticipated artists for days one and two here, and check out days three and four after the jump.
The drive to Sasquatch! is a lengthy trip for most of the attendees, and what better time to get familiar with the bands you'll be seeing at the festival? That's where we come in. We've plucked 36 artists from the festival lineup and chosen a song by each, resulting in two-and-a-half hours of fantastic music. This is SKOA's essential Sasquatch! mix. This is the We Found Sasquatch! Mixtape.
The mixtape features plenty of amazing talent, including Vampire Weekend, Disclosure, Tame Impala, Alt-J, Surfer Blood, Dirty Projectors, Father John Misty, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Bloc Party, Empire of the Sun, Toro Y Moi, Holy Ghost!, The xx, El-P, P.O.S, CHVRCHES and more. For your convenience, the mixtape is available to stream below via 8tracks, or you can download all 36 songs in one, two, three parts. Check it out and hopfully it makes the journey to Sasquatch! a little bit easier. The full tracklisting is after the jump.
Toro Y Moi takes to the flea market, seeing how random strangers react to his Anything In Return cut "Never Matter". As listeners place the headphones over their ears, their bodies react to the song in unexpected and fun ways. The dance moves alone make this quirky video worth the watch.
After weeks of torment and announcing just one act a day via numerous sources, Parklife Weekender has been given a full initial line-up announcement and it's shaping up to be a fun start to summer in Manchester. Presented by the same awesome people that bring us the Warehouse Project, the festival takes part over the weekend of June 8th-9th. Previously announced acts included Julio Bashmore, Everything Everything, The Maccabees, Four Tet and Hudson Mohawke.
Names added today include Example, Plan B, Rita Ora, Mark Ronson, A Trak, The Horrors, Jessie Ware, Jamie Jones, Disclosure, Rudimental, TEED, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Savages, King Krule, Toro Y Moi and a crap load of others, with loads more still to be announced it's looking like it will live up to the previous years'. For the full line-up so far head over to the official website to grab some tickets. You know you want to. We're still awaiting word on the new venue/location for the event but we're told it'll all be revealed a week today (February 21st).
Behind the veil of Toro Y Moi is Chazwick Bundick, a twenty-something who many associate with the rise of chillwave. Perhaps it is this chillwave affiliation that does Bundick a disservice, as his progression as an artist reveals someone with unique inspiration and defined goals. His latest work, Anything In Return, expands beyond chillwave, beyond his first two albums, as Chaz takes off the veil and lets his personality seep through.
Toro Y Moi, aka Chaz Bundick, has expanded his sound greatly over the course of his career. Starting out with simply a laptop, he released both 2010's Causers of This and 2011's Underneath the Pine. His latest album, Anything In Return, is a great departure from his beginnings, with the artist opting instead for a more vibrant live sound using the skills of multiple artists. This mentality is the highlight of Yours Truly's new video, which sees Bundick and co. performing Anything In Return cut "High Living" at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco. The album itself proves to be an expansive, audible treat, as is this live performance. Check it out above.