Toro Y Moi releasing live LP & documentary (screenings in NYC & LA)
Toro Y Moi (Chaz Bundick) announced that he is releasing a new live album that he recorded with his band in the Mojave desert, featuring songs from throughout his career. Not so much a traditional concert album as a meticulously recorded live event, Live From Trona will be out digitally on August 5 and released as a limited edition pink 2xLP on November 4.
Along with the new album is an accompanying documentary, also titled Live From Trona, showcasing the recording process. It was directed by Harry Isrealson and here's the official synopsis:
Following his fourth studio album, acclaimed musician Chaz Bundick, otherwise known as Toro Y Moi, brings to the screen a sonic experience featuring all new live arrangements. Filmed in the middle of the Mojave desert, Toro Y Moi: Live from Trona presents an entire concert album, recorded live beneath the geological wonders known as the Trona Pinnacles. 9-time Staff Picked director Harry Israelson breaks down the fourth wall, revealing the filmmaking process by making equipment, lights and crew visible at all times. With no audience in attendance and a spectacular natural environment that feels otherworldly, the film pays homage to rock films of a previous era. As the sun sets behind the pinnacles, which formed thousands of years ago in what used to be a prehistoric lake, the supernatural setting weaves seamlessly together with 13 psychedelic tracks, all recorded on site over the course of an entire day. Through the use of hand-drawn animations and behind-the-scenes VHS footage, Live from Trona offers viewers a surreal sonic experience, placing you front row at a private Toro Y Moi concert.
The trailer, which you can watch below, makes it look very Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii. The film will be shown in NYC at House of Vans on August 2, part of Rooftop Films. The screening is free and RSVP will be open soon. Two days later, the documentary will screen in Los Angeles at the Ace Hotel DTLA on August 4 where Toro Y Moi will be playing a DJ set as well.
Before the screenings, Toro Y Moi will be DJing at Brooklyn club Output on July 21 (tickets). He's got a few other DJ dates as well and all are listed, along with the Toro Y Moi: Live from Trona film trailer, album art and tracklist, below:
Toro Y Moi: Live from Trona tracklist:
02 What You Want
04 Still Sound
06 Half Dome
07 The Flight
08 JBS [ft. The Mattson 2]
10 High Living
11 Grown Up Calls
12 Say That
13 Yeah Right
Toro Y Moi - 2016 Tour Dates
Jul 13 Q Nightclub (DJ SET) Seattle, WA
Jul 21 Output (DJ SET) New York, NY
Aug 02 House of Vans (FILM SCREENING ONLY) New York, NY
Aug 04 Ace Hotel (FILM SCREENING & DJ SET) Los Angeles, CA
Aug 19 The New Parish (DJ SET) Oakland, CA, and more TBA