Toro y Moi Debuts “Empty Nesters” Video – First Track Off New LP ‘What For?’

Toro y Moi’s video for “Empty Nesters,” the first track from his forthcoming album What For? has been released. Chaz Bundick (Toro y Moi) directed, wrote and shot the video himself in Berkeley, CA. “Empty Nesters” represents a new direction for Bundick as he drives away from the “chillwave” sound hes been often associated with in favor for a more psych/rock sound.

To celebrate the release of What For?, Toro y Moi will embark on a tour of Europe and North America this spring. Kicking off March 24 in Visalia, CA, the tour includes stops at Coachella and headlining dates at New York’s Terminal 5 and Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club. Tickets are available now at toroymoi.com.
What For? is out April 7 on Carpark Records. P

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.”

TORO Y MOI LIVE
March 24 Visalia, CA The Cellar Door*
March 25 San Luis Obispo, CA SLO Brewing Company*
March 26 Big Sur, CA Loma Vista Gardens*
March 28 San Francisco, CA The Independent
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
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†
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§
*with Vinyl Williams
†with Mattson 2
‡with Vinyl Williams and Sinkane
§with Keath Mead

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