Toro y Moi

Toro Y Moi announces U.S. tour

Toro Y Moi has announced the Outer Peace Tour which starts in November. Chaz Bear will perform songs from his last year’s Boo Boo. The U.S. trek takes place in November. Find Chaz Bear’s upcoming dates below.

Toro Y Moi:

08-03 Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival %
08-04 Long Island City, New York – MoMA PS1 %
08-04 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere %
09-22 Los Angeles, CA – 88rising: Head in the Clouds %
10-13-14 Oakland, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival %
11-01 Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Music Club
11-02 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
11-06 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
11-07 Detroit, MI – El Club
11-09 Boston, MA – Royale
11-10 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
11-12 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
11-13 Philadelphia PA – Union Transfer
11-15 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
11-16 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
11-17 Columbia, SC – The Senate

% with Nosaj Thing as Laff Trax

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. You – Gold Panda

2. Dayvan Cowboy – Boards of Canada

3. Go Where You Wanna Go – Lost Integrity

4. lovers’ carvings – Bibio

5. Nobody Cares – Superorganism

6. Odessa – Caribou

7. Kinda Bonkers – Animal Collective

8.  Rose Quartz – Toro Y Moi

9. Tropic of Cancer – Panda Bear

10. Snakeskin – Deerhunter

11. I Want Wind to Blow – The Microphones

12. Don’t Let Your Mouth Go to Waste – Galaxie 5o0

13. Strangers – Lotus Plaza

14. Waves – Le Grotto

15. Tangerine – Beach Fossils

16. Psycho Killer – Talking Heads

17. All Night Diner – Modest Mouse

18. Aurora Borealis – Meat Puppets

19. Sometimes – My Bloody Valentine

20. No Longer Making Time – Slowdive

Toro Y Moi announces ambient project PLUM, shares new song “New Globe”

Chaz Bundick, Toro Y Moi has announced a new ambient project called PLUM. He has released his first song under the moniker, as a part of Leaving Records’ “Modern New Age” series. It’s named “New Globe,” and is available on a self-titled cassette. Listen to “New Globe” below.

PLUM is just Bundick’s latest in a string of aliases. In 2014, he released the album Michael as Les Sins.

Tyler, the Creator announces Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival lineup

Tyler, the Creator announced in July that his Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival would happen November 12-13, 2016 at Exposition Park, being the first time that the festival went into two days. The Odd Future founder has now has announced the lineup for this year’s fest. Chance the Rapper, Erykah Badu, A$AP Rocky, Lil Wayne, Schoolboy Q, Death Grips, Flatbush Zombies, Toro Y Moi, Kaytranada, and more will perform sets. Odd Future members the Internet, Domo Genesis, Mike G, Left Brain, and Taco are also performing, as well as Tyler. See the poster for the event above.

Toro Y Moi and Astronauts, etc. cover Elton John’s “Rocket Man”

Toro y Moi will venture on a North American tour in a few days, featuring opening act Astronauts, etc., also known as Anthony Ferraro, who will play keyboards in his live band as well. To kick off the tour, both artists teamed up and recorded a cover of the Elton John classic, “Rocket Man.” Groove-filled and chill, it is a surprising cover that managed to fit into styles of Toro and Astronauts.

Listen to it below.

Find the tour dates below. Toro will be supporting his album, What For?, and surprise mixtape, Samantha. Astronauts will be touring in support of his upcoming full-length album, Mind Out Wandering, which is set to be released on August 18th.

Toro y Moi 2015-2016 Tour Dates:
09/18 – Sacramento, CA @ TBD Fest
09/19 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall *
09/20 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
09/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *
09/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights *
09/25 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre *
09/26 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s *
09/27 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme *
09/28 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom *
09/29 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room *
09/30 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *
10/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
10/02 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
10/03 – Richmond, VA @ The National *
10/04 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head *
10/06 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm *
10/07 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre *
10/08 – Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live *
10/09 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
10/10-11 – Miami, FL @ III Points Festival
10/12 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall *
10/13 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic *
10/14 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn *
10/15 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall *
10/16 – Saint Louis, MO @ The Ready Room *
10/17 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note *
10/18 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre *
10/19 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room *
10/21 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre *
10/22 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre *
10/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
10/24 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/25 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s *
11/06-08 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/07 – Cuauhtémoc, MX @ Sala
11/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
12/30 – Marion Bay, AU @ Falls Festival
12/31 – Lorne, AU @ Falls Festival
01/01 – Byron Bay, AU @ Falls Festival
01/09 – Busselton, AU @ Southbound Festival

* = w/ Astronauts, etc.

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. It’s Real – Real Estate

2. Revival – Deerhunter

3. Black Rice – Women

4. Feel So Sad (Glides and Chimes) – Spiritualized

5. True Blue – Dirty Beaches

6. We Bros – WU LYF

7. Shadow – Wild Nothing

8. Surreal Exposure – Ducktails

9. Stars – The Suits

10. Open Tails – Bora York

11. Unfold – Wouie

12. Don’t Stop – Future Screens

13. Hero – Wildcat! Wildcat!

14. Symmetry – Tropic of Pisces

15. Hot Blur – How Sad

16. 17 – Youth Lagoon

17. All the Things – Clifflight

18. Demon Dance – Surfer Blood

19. Words I Don’t Remember – How to Dress Well

20. New Beat – Toro Y Moi

Fun Fun Fun Fest announces 2015 lineup

Austin-based festival, Fun Fun Fun fest has revealed its lineup for 2015. The festival, on its 10th anniversary, will take place November 6th to 8th at Auditorium Shores.

Included on the lineup are acts such as D’Angelo, Wu-Tang Clan, CHVRCHES, Jane’s Addiction, who are performing Ritual de lo habitual, Ride, L7, Future Islands, Grimes, Chromeo, MSTRKRFT, Coheed and Cambria, Desaparecidos, Drive Like Jehu, American Nightmare, Gogol Bordello, performing Gypsy Punk, Converge, Neon Indian, Cass McCombs, Antemasque, Hudson Mohawke, Peaches, and Fucked Up.

On the lineup as well is British heavy metal band, Venom, who are performing their first-ever Texas performance at the festival. D.C. hardcore band dag nasty are also reuniting during the weekend to play.

Other acts are ScHoolboy Q, NOFX, Odesza, Toro y Moi, FUZZ, Mikal Cronin, OFF!, American Football, Parquet Courts, Benjamin Booker, Viet Cong, Alvvays, Joey Bada$$, Doomtree, Shamir, BadBadNotGood, Dwarves, performing Blood, Guts & Pussy, Andrew Jackson Jihad, together PANGEA, Babes in Toyland, The Growlers, King Khan and BBQ Show, and Big Freedia.

Three-day and VIP passes are avaliable for purchase at the festival’s website. Check out the full lineup above and watch the lineup announcement video, which stars Bill Nye the Science Guy, on the website as well.

Osheaga Music festival announces 2015 lineup through mobile driving game

Montreal’s Osheaga Music Festival released its 3015 lineup in a immensely creative way today by releasing a mobile driving game called The Road to Osheaga which gives the users the ability to find out the names of the artists through collecting musical notes.

Some of the lineup includes The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Florence and the Machine, St. Vincent, Alt-J, The Decemberists, Hot Chip, Weezer, Nas, Tyler the Creator, Interpol, The Kills, Caribou, Run the Jewels, Future Islands, The War on Drugs, and Father John Misty.

Also on the lineup is Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, The Avett Brothers, Of Monsters and Men, Brand New, Tove Lo, Charli XCX, Gary Clark Jr., Action Bronson, ScHoolboy Q, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Young the Giant, Patrick Watson, Twin Shadow, First Aid Kit, Toro y Moi, Philip Selway, MS MR, Viet Cong, Alvvays, Slyvan Esso, Milky Chance, Marina and the Diamonds, Raury, Strand of Oaks, Glass Animals, San Fermin, and Young Fathers. 

The music festival will take place the weekend of July 31st – August 2nd at the Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal. The full lineup will be released on March 24th which is the same day that tickets go on sale. 

Coachella’s 2015 line-up has been announced

The 2015 Coachella line-up has been revealed including headliners such as Jack White, Drake, and AC/DC, as well as sub-headliners such as Florence & the Machine, Tame Impala, St. Vincent, Ryan Adams, Interpol, Belle & Sebastian, Alt-J, Ride, and The Weeknd.

Amongst the other acts are Steely Dan, Alabama Shakes, Lykke Li, Caribou, Ratatat, Azealia Banks, Flying Lotus, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, Tyler the Creator, Father John Misty, Jenny Lewis, SBTRKT, The War on Drugs, Run the Jewels, Swans, Toro y Moi, Panda Bear, FKA twigs, Drive Like Jehu, Desparecidos, Built to Spill, Action Bronson, Jamie xx, Perfume Genius, Mac DeMarco, Eagulls, Angel Olsen, Vic Mensa, Todd Terje, Squarepusher, The Orwells, The Cribs, Brand New, Antemasque, Marina and the Diamonds, Haerts, St. Lucia, and Parquet Courts.

The California-based music festival will take place between the weekends of April 12th – 14th and April 17th – 19th. Tickets will go on-sale tomorrow (January 7th).