Posted in music | pictures on February 15, 2013

photos by Jonathon Bernstein

Toro Y Moi

The strong "Anything in Return" (Carpark), Mr. Bundick's recently released third full-length album, can't help but feel like a response to the womb he was born of. It's by far the most muscular of his work, even if his version of muscle is a thin sinew, only lightly flexed. Still, it's not chill. Not totally, at least.

His show at Webster Hall on Wednesday night highlighted the difficulties of shaking loose of the calm and moving toward squall.

Even at its most raging, Toro y Moi's music is an insular proposition, which in a room the size of this one, has its limitations.

At times, the mood was shamanistic -- there was smoke in the air, and the light show was throbbingly vivid. When Mr. Bundick went into psychedelic-soul freakout mode, it had moments of transporting power. - [NY Times]

Chillwave survivor Toro Y Moi rolled through NYC this week on his current tour with Wild Belle and Dog Bite, playing Webster Hall on Wednesday (2/13, as reviewed by the Times, above) and Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (2/15). Backed some sleek, '80s-inspired lighting, Chaz and his band tore through a good chunk of his brand new Anything in Return and select cuts from his two previous LPs.

More pictures from last night's MHOW show below...

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Comments (10)

Toro Y Meh

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2013 11:35 AM

pics are too dark

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2013 12:09 PM

12:09 - That's racist.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2013 12:12 PM

Thanks for the terrible pics and no Webster Hall ones! BV is da best!

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2013 1:39 PM

These are terrible pictures.

Posted by Jessica Romito | February 18, 2013 8:30 PM

They're not pictures at all. They're books. Each one offers a story, and one of those stories is yours. The best part is that you write it yourself. So the question becomes: Where does your story begin, and does it have a preface?

Posted by Hideo "Kamillionaire" Wellington | February 18, 2013 8:54 PM

Thanks for the terrible pics and no Webster Hall ones! BV is da best!

Posted by Free E3lanat | February 19, 2013 10:41 AM

I would love to see Wild Belle Toro Y Moi, one of my favorites. Ive been caught up on Wild Belle’s video for “Keep You” http://smarturl.it/WBKeepYouVEVO

Posted by Ross CMR | March 5, 2013 5:15 PM

huge fan of Wild Belle- they were great at the show. can't wait to hear more of their album, check out their video for it's too late: http://smarturl.it/WBTooLateVEVO

Posted by Amanda | March 12, 2013 7:47 AM

Who's the pretty girl singing.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 28, 2013 6:03 PM

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