Toro Y Moi shares new single “Run Baby Run”

Toro Y Moi has shared his new single "Run Baby Run" from his forthcoming full-length 'What For,'

Toro y Moi’s has shared the track “Run Baby Run” from his forthcoming album What For?. The full-length will be available April 7th via Carpark Records.

Toro y Moi kicks off a tour of the U.S. and Europe this week with dates in California including a show at San Francisco’s The Independent this Saturday. The band heads to Europe before returning stateside for appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Osheaga and Outside Lands and additional dates at New York’s Terminal 5 and Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club,

Recorded in the Berkeley, CA home studio of Toro y Moi producer, singer, songwriter and mastermind Chaz Bundick over the course of 2014, What For? draws inspiration from Big Star, Talking Heads and Todd Rundgren, as well as Brazil’s Tim Maia and France’s Cortex, among many others. Unknown Mortal Orchestra guitarist Ruban Nielson appears on the album, as does multi-instrumentalist Julian Lynch.

“I’ve done electronic R&B and more traditional recorded type R&B stuff. I just wanted to see what else was out there,” Bundick says of the record. “It’s all coming from the same mindset and point of creativity. It’s just me trying to take what I already have, and then taking it further.”

Having spent his formative years playing in punk rock bands and studying graphic design at the University of South Carolina, Bundick began making bedroom recordings under the name Toro y Moi in 2001. Those early recordings made up the seeds of his 2010 debut album Causers of This. Bundick went on to record 2011’s Underneath the Pine and the Freaking Out EP before making his move to California in 2012. Toro y Moi’s Anything In Return followed in 2013, along with the debut full length from Les Sins, Bundick’s dance music project in 2014.


March 25 San Luis Obispo, CA SLO Brewing Company [SOLD OUT]*
March 26 Big Sur, CA Loma Vista Gardens*
March 28 San Francisco, CA The Independent [SOLD OUT]*
March 31 Berlin Lido
April 1 Amsterdam Melkweg
April 2 Brussels VK
April 3 Zurich Mascotte
April 4 Paris La Maroquinerie
April 6 Manchester Sound Control
April 8 London Oval Space [SOLD OUT]
April 11 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 15 San Diego, CA North Park Theatre†
April 16 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre [SOLD OUT]†
April 18 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 29 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club*
April 30 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer*
May 1 New York, NY Terminal 5‡
May 2 Northampton, MA Pearl Street*
May 3 Boston, MA Paradise*
May 5 Toronto Danforth Music Hall*
May 6 Detroit, MI Magic Stick*
May 7 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre*
May 8 Columbus, OH Skully’s Music Diner*
May 9 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall*
May 10 Nashville, TN Exit/In*
May 12 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
May 13 Columbia, SC Music Farm§
May 14 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse§
May 15-17 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Festival
May 18 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s§
May 19 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall§
May 20 Austin, TX Emo’s§
July 31-August 2 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
July 31-August 2 Montreal, QC Osheaga
August 7-9 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands

*with Vinyl Williams
†with Mattson 2
‡with Vinyl Williams and Sinkane
§with Keath Mead

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