Carpark News

Toro y Moi’s new album out now!

July 7, 2017 10:00 am

“After 7 years of touring and recording, I found myself becoming self conscious about my position in life as a “famous” person, or at least my version of whatever that is. My dreams had become my reality, yet I was somehow unable to accept this new environment. I couldn’t help but fall into what might be described as an identity crisis. A feedback loop of fearful thoughts left me feeling confused. I felt as though I no longer knew what it was that I actually wanted and needed in and out of life, and at times I felt unable to even tell what was real.

By the time I felt ready to begin working on a new record, I knew that this idea of space within music would be something that propelled my new work forward. The artists that were influencing what I was making included everyone from Travis Scott to Daft Punk, Frank Ocean to Oneohtrix Point Never, Kashif and Gigi Masin. I recognized that the common thread between these artists was their attention to a feeling of space, or lack thereof. I decided that I wanted to make a Pop record with these ideas in mind. That idea for a record is what eventually became Boo Boo.” – Chaz B.

Toro y Moi’s fifth studio album, Boo Boo, is now available everywhere. you can pick up a copy from the Carpark Records shopiTunes, or from your favorite indie record store. album is also streaming via Apple Music & Spotify.

Select retailers are carrying limited edition Boo Boo bandaids and colorway posters. Snag them while you can! List of stores below.

In alphabetical order:
All That Music, Boo Boo Records, CD World, Dimple, Electric Fetus, Euclid Records, Graveface Records & Curiosities, Mount Analog, Music Saves, Newbury Comics, Olympic Records, Papa Jazz, Peaches Records, Permanent Records, Pure Pop, Rainy Day, Reckless, Red Onion Books & Music, Rough Trade, Schoolkids Records, Turntable Lab, Twist & Shout, Wax Trax Records, Wuxtry

—-

Listen to album via a short film that features Chaz Bear driving around California’s Bay Area while the new record plays in its entirety.

Toro y Moi announces “Boo Boo” + shares first single

June 9, 2017 10:08 am

boo­-boo [ˈbo͞obo͞o/]

noun (pl. boo­boos) informal
1. a mistake. “you could make a big boo­boo if you leap to any drastic conclusions.”
2. a minor injury, such as a deadly car crash.

boo1 [bo͞o/]

exclamation
1. said suddenly to surprise someone. “‘Boo!’ she cried, jumping up to frighten him.”
2. said to show disapproval or contempt, especially at an athletic contest or musical performance.

noun
1. an utterance of “boo” to show disapproval or contempt. “the audience re­tweeted his comment with boos and hisses.”

verb
1. say “boo” to show disapproval or contempt. “they booed and hissed when he stepped on stage.”

boo2 [bo͞o/]

noun (pl. boos) informal
1. a person’s boyfriend or girlfriend.

We are extremely pleased to announce that Toro y Moi is back with his fifth studio album Boo Boo, out July 7th. The album finds Chaz Bear (formerly Bundick) exploring the dance-pop sound that his fans first fell in love with, with an added layer of deep, and at times dark, emotion.

Along with the news, Toro y Moi has released a vignette for the magnetic first single “Girl Like You.”

Head over to the Carpark shop or iTunes to pre-order your copy. Limited edition LPs will be pressed on blue and white marble-colored vinyl. Order today and receive “Girl Like You” instantly. You can also pre-save the entire album via Spotify.

“By the time I felt ready to begin working on a new record, I knew that this idea of space within music would be something that propelled my new work forward. The artists that were influencing what I was making included everyone from Travis Scott to Daft Punk, Frank Ocean to Oneohtrix Point Never, Kashif and Gigi Masin. I recognized that the common thread between these artists was their attention to a feeling of space, or lack thereof. I decided that I wanted to make a Pop record with these ideas in mind. That idea for a record is what eventually became Boo Boo.” – Chaz B.

Boo Boo
1. Mirage
2. No Show
3. Mona Lisa
4. Pavement
5. Don’t Try
6. Windows
7. Embarcadero
8. Girl Like You
9. You and I
10. Labyrinth
11. Inside My Head
12. W.I.W.W.T.W.

“Omaha” music video

April 10, 2017 10:02 am

“Omaha” is Toro Y Moi’s contribution to the “Our First 100 Days” compilation, which aims to raise funds and awareness for organizations supporting causes that are under threat by the proposed policies of the current US government.  The track is being released alongside a music video featuring a Rube Goldberg machine, directed by Justin Morris and starring Chaz Bundick of Toro Y Moi.

Today, Toro Y Moi shares the video for the track. You can check it out here.

“Omaha” is also available on the Carpark shop and iTunes, and streaming via BandcampSpotify, and Apple Music. Proceeds from “Our First 100 Days” subscriptions benefit organizations working on issues with climate, women’s rights, immigration and fairness.

Catch Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 on tour this April! w/ special guest Madeline Kenney
April 12th – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
April 13th – Durham, NC – Duke Coffeehouse
April 14th – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
April 15th – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
April 16th – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
April 18th – Somerville, MA – Once Ballroom
April 19th – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
April 20th – Toronto, ON – Great Hall
April 21st – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
April 22nd – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
April 23rd – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club