Chaz Bundick straddles both coasts and collaborates with hot ticket friends as music artist Toro Y Moi. Toro Y Moi’s name could be a shout out to Hemingway, sushi, or haters of R&B, it’s an interpretive call. His music is extremely accessible, down-tempo synth, fitting for a coastline drive or cocktail hour. Or a nightcap.
Anything in Return is the artist’s third full-length release, out this month on Carpark. The striking thing about Toro Y Moi is the focused way the artist presents himself vocally and on camera; sort of zen with panache. Bundick comes across centered, laid-back, and forthright. A young artist with style, Chaz is the attractive nerd you want to get to know.
Toro Y Moi plays Webster Hall Feb 13 and Music Hall of Williamsburg Feb 14.