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Toro Y Moi

Saturday, November 20, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

Chazwick Bundick, raging -- er, napping bull.
Chazwick Bundick, raging -- er, napping bull.

Under the name Toro Y Moi, South Carolina's Chazwick Bundick creates music to chill to. Yes, his work often gets thrown under the obvious "chillwave" bus, but deep layers of vocals, guitar and drum-machine beats sound too smart for the flat genre, production-wise. This might be the secret to Bundick's sound; he's more producer than musician, and his 2010 debut full-length, Causers of This, rides like a dreamy throwback to the Phil Spector part of the '60s. Low and syrupy melodies are highlighted by Bundick's subtle R&B vocal sensibility, at times coming off like a synthesized sibling of chopped and screwed. Bundick is also the single man behind Les Sins, an Italo-disco alter ego project offering a glittery flipside to Toro Y Moi.

 
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