Toro y Moi, a.k.a Chaz Bear shares another offering from his forthcoming album MAHAL, due April 29th via Dead Oceans. “Déjà Vu” arrives with a Justin Morris-directed video that begins with the viewer entering a white stretch limousine that acts as a portal to dreamlike vignettes of Bear, culminating in a montage of him traveling across America. Speaking about the video, Bear shares, “I hope you enjoy this small slice of American pie that I have prepared for you.”
“Déjà Vu” follows the previously released singles “The Loop” and “Postman,” both of which arrived with videos directed by Kid. Studio, and the Arlington Lowell-directed video for “Magazine” featuring Salami Rose Joe Louis.
After playing a string of dates with Khruangbin this April and May, Toro y Moi will perform at Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, Michigan this June along with Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago and Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle this July. Toro y Moi is also set to host a Big Sur camping weekend at Fernwood Resort on September 23rd and 24th with support from Drugdealer, Salami Rose Joe Louis, Sound Bath with Secular Sabbath and DJs TBA. See full live dates below.
MAHAL follows Toro’s highly celebrated 2019 album Outer Peace, which Pitchfork described as “one of his best albums in years” along with his Grammy-nominated 2020 collaboration with Flume, “The Difference,” which was also featured in a global campaign for Apple’s Airpods.
Toro y Moi is the 12+ year project of South Carolina-reared, Bay Area-based Chaz Bear. In the wake 2008’s global economic collapse, Toro y Moi emerged as a figurehead of the beloved sub-genre widely known as chillwave, the sparkling fumes of which still heavily influence musicians all over today. Over the subsequent decade, his music and graphic design has far, far surpassed that particular designation. Across 9 albums (6 studio as Toro y Moi along with a live album, compilation and mixtape) with the great Carpark label, he has explored psych-rock, deep house, UK hip-hop; R&B and well-beyond without losing that rather iconic, bright and shimmering Toro y Moi fingerprint. As a graphic designer, Bear has collaborated with brands like Nike, Dublab and Van’s. And as a songwriter and producer, he’s collaborated with other artists like Tyler, The Creator, Flume, Travis Scott, HAIM, and Caroline Polachek.
Listen to and watch “Déjà Vu” and pre-order/save MAHAL above, check out full tracklisting and live dates below and stay tuned for more from Toro y Moi coming soon.
Upcoming Live Dates
* = w/ Khruangbin
^ = support from Uffie
4/29 – Cincinatti, OH @ Brady Music Center*
4/30 – Asheville, NC @ Asheville Civic Center*
05/1 – Columbia, SC @ The Senate
5/3 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre*
5/4 – Richmond, VA @ Virginia Credit Union LIVE!*
5/5 – Charleston, SC @ Firefly Distillery*
5/7 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach* [SOLD OUT]
5/8 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach* [SOLD OUT]
5/10 – New Orleans, LA @ The Republic NOLA^
5/11 – Houston, TX @ 713 Music Hall* [SOLD OUT]
6/23 – 6/26 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
7/17 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
7/23 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
9/23 + 9/24 – Big Sur, CA @ Fernwood Resort [SOLD OUT]
Toro y Moi
April 29th, 2022
1. The Medium (feat. Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
2. Goes By So Fast
3. Magazine (feat. Salami Rose Joe Louis)
5. The Loop
6. Last Year
8. Clarity (feat. Sofie)
10. Déjà Vu
11. Way Too Hot
12. Millennium (feat. The Mattson 2)
13. Days in Love