AUDIO: Astronauts, etc.’s “Shake It Loose”

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Astronauts, etc. are back with a new album that could become the scorcher of 2015 but will it be that? It’s all up to you but I will say it is a contender. Proof? Have a listen to “Shake It Loose”, then prepare for their forthcoming tour with the almighty Toro Y Moi.

September 19… Portland, OR (Revolution Hall) *
September 20… Seattle, WA (Neumo’s) *
September 21… Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom) *
September 24… Minneapolis, MN (Mill City) *
September 25… Madison, WI (Majestic Theatre) *
September 26… Des Moines, IA (Wooly’s) *
September 27… Grand Rapids, MI (Pyramid Scheme) *
September 28… Cleveland, OH (Beachland Ballroom) *
September 29… Buffalo, NY (Waiting Room) *
September 30… Burlington, VT (Higher Ground) *
October 1-2… Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg) *
October 03… Richmond, VA (The National) *
October 04… Baltimore, MD (Rams Head) *
October 06… Charleston, SC (Music Farm) *
October 07… Athens, GA (Georgia Theater for Athens Intensified) *
October 08… Jacksonville, FL (Free Bird Live) *
October 09… Tampa, FL (State Theatre) *
October 12… Pensacola, FL (Vinyl Music Hall) *
October 13… New Orleans, LA (Republic) *
October 14… Birmingham, AL (Saturn) *
October 15… Memphis, TN (Minglewood Hall) *
October 16… St. Louis, MO (The Ready Room) *
October 17… Columbia, MO (The Blue Note) *
October 18… Lawrence, KS (Granada Theatre) *
October 19… Omaha, NE (Waiting Room) *
October 21… Denver, CO (Gothic Theatre) *
October 22… Albquerque, NM (Sunshine Theatre) *
October 23… Phoenix, AZ (Crescent Ballroom) *

* w/ Toro Y Moi

SOME STUFFS: Toro Y Moi to go on tour this fall

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Fear not, Chaz Bundick fans: Toro Y Moi will be doing shows this summer but he is planning ahead. When fall is within kissing range, he will be hitting the road for a tour, so welcome yourself to these dates, for your convenience. Before the tour, he will be taking part in a number of music festivals this summer, including the Osheaga Festival in Montreal and Lollapalooza in Chicago:

July 29… Chicago, IL – Metro (Lollapalooza Aftershow)
August 1… Chicago, IL (Lollapalooza)
August 2… Montreal, QC (Osheaga Festival)
August 7-9… San Francisco, CA (Outside Lands)
September 19… Portland, OR (Revolution Hall) ♞
September 21… Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom) ♞
September 24… Minneapolis, MN (Mill City Nights) ♞
September 25… Madison, WI (Majestic Theatre) ♞
September 26… Des Moines, IA (Wooly’s) ♞
September 27… Grand Rapids, MI (Pyramid Scheme) ♞
September 28… Cleveland, OH (Beachland Ballroom) ♞
September 29… Buffalo, NY (Waiting Room) ♞
September 30… Burlington, VT (Higher Ground) ♞
October 1-2… Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg) ♞
October 3… Richmond, VA (The National) ♞
October 4… Baltimore, MD (Rams Head) ♞
October 6… Charleston, SC (Music Farm) ♞
October 7… Athens, GA (Georgia Theatre) ♞
October 8… Jacksonville, FL (Free Bird Live) ♞
October 9… Tampa, FL (State Theatre) ♞
October 12… Pensacola, FL (Vinyl Music Hall) ♞
October 13… New Orleans, LA (Republic) ♞
October 14… Birmingham, AL (Saturn) ♞
October 15… Memphis, TN (Minglewood Hall) ♞
October 16… St. Louis, MO (The Ready Room) ♞
October 17… Columbia, MO (The Blue Note) ♞
October 18… Lawrence, KS (Granada Theatre) ♞
October 19… Omaha, NE (Waiting Room) ♞
October 21… Denver, CO (Gothic Theatre) ♞
October 22… Albuquerque, NM (Sunshine Theatre) ♞
October 23… Phoenix, AZ (Crescent Ballroom) ♞
November 6-7… Austin, TX (FUN FUN FUN Fest)

♞ = w/ Astronauts, etc.

VIDEO: Tyler, The Creator’s “Fucking Young”


It’s one thing to be a new Tyler, The Creator video, which is very cool. Then you realize it’s actually two songs in one. In addition, this project features Charlie Wilson, Chaz Bundick (b/k/a Toro Y Moi), and Cole Alexander? How did all this goodness happen in one place? Find out for yourself in this new clip directed by Wolf Haley. Oh yeah: various Golf Wang members are in it as well. The video was made in support of Tyler’s forthcoming album, Cherry Bomb.

SOME STUFFS: Toro Y Moi to release new album in April

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The superfresh man known as Toro Y Moi has a new album ready for next month called What For? (Carpark) and as per his norm, when a new album drops, he will unleash tour dates for old fans and newbies to get into it and involved. So here they are:
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, Germany (Lido)
April 1… Amsterdam, Netherlands (Melkweg)
April 2… Brussels, Belgium (VK)
April 3… Zurich, Switzerland (Mascotte)
April 4… Paris. Franch (La Maroquinerie)
April 6… Manchester, England (Sound Control)
April 8… London, England (Oval Space)
April 11… Indio, CA (Coachella Festival)
April 15… San Diego, CA (North Park Theatre) %
April 16… Los Angeles, CA (The Fonda Theatre) %
April 18… Indio, CA (Coachella Festival)
April 29… Washington, DC (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) @

% = w/ Mattson 2
$ = w/ Sinkane
# = w/ Vinyl Williams
@ = w/ Keath Mead

In case you missed it, you may listen to a song from the new album up above, it’s called “Buffalo”. Sadly, no concert dates in Buffalo, New York but maybe sometime in the future.

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SOME STUFFS: Toro Y Moi has a hectic schedule during the first half of the year

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Toro Y Moi is ready to explore and enjoy 2015 in two major ways:
1) his new album is called What For?, that’s due out on April 7th through the trusty label known as Carpark.
2) with a new album comes a new tour.

He is going to be very busy this spring and knowing his habits in previous years, he is sure to make the summer busy too, but for now, the next season to come, which includes a visit to Europe and this years Coachella:

March 24… Visalia, CA (The Cellar Door) խ
March 25… San Luis Obispo, CA (SLO Brewing Company) խ
March 26… Big Sur, CA (Loma Vista Gardens) խ
March 28… San Francisco, CA (The Independent
March 31… Berlin, Germany (Lido
April 1… Amsterdam, Netherlands (Melkweg
April 2… Brussels, Belgium (VK
April 3… Zurich, Switzerland (Mascotte
April 4… Paris, France (La Maroquinerie
April 6… Manchester, England (Sound Control
April 8… London, England (Oval Space
April 11… Indio, CA (Coachella Festival
April 15… San Diego, CA (North Park Theatre) ֆ
April 16… Los Angeles, CA (The Fonda Theatre) ֆ
April 18… Indio, CA (Coachella Festival
April 29… Washington, DC (9:30 Club) խ
April 30… Philadelphia, PA (Union Transfer) խ
May 1… New York, NY (Terminal 5) խ
May 2… Northampton, MA (Pearl Street) խ
May 3… Boston, MA (Paradise) խ
May 5… Toronto, Ontario (Danforth Music Hall) խ
May 6… Detroit, MI (Magic Stick) խ
May 7… Pittsburgh, PA (Mr. Smalls Theatre) խ
May 8… Columbus, OH (Skully’s Music Diner) խ
May 9… Louisville, KY (Headliners Music Hall) խ
May 10… Nashville, TN (Exit In) խ
May 12… Carrboro, NC (Cat’s Cradle) Ձ
May 13… Columbia, SC (Music Farm) Ձ
May 14… Atlanta, GA (Variety Playhouse) Ձ
May 15-17… Gulf Shores, AL (Hangout Music Festival
May 18… Houston, TX (Fitzgerald’s) Ձ
May 19… Dallas, TX (South Side Music Hall) Ձ
May 20… Austin, TX (Emo’s) Ձ

խ = w/ Vinyl Williams
ֆ = w/ Mattson 2
Ձ = w/ Keath Mead

If you’re ready to hear the new album, you can now check out a song from it called “Empty Nesters” by clicking over to Soundcloud.

SOME STUFFS: Like Peter Frampton, Chromeo are coming alive for tour

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Good time? Chromeo are planning on having a good time this spring when they head on their Chromeo Come Alive tour, which may or may not be equipped with a vocoder and rubber tube. Joining them along the way will be Tokimonsta and Oliver, so if you’re ready for a bit of ejaquilax and solid clips of boof baf, then put out your best clothes for this fabulash party.

April 6… Houston, TX (House of Blues) #
April 7… Austin, TX (Stubbs) #
April 8… Dallas, TX (House Of Blues) #
April 12… San Francisco, CA (Independent) #
April 14… Portland, OR (Roseland) #
April 15… Vancouver, BC (Commodore) #
April 16… Seattle, WA (Showbox Market) #
April 19… Phoenix, AZ (Marquee) #
April 30… Boston, MA (House Of Blues) *
May 1… Montreal, QC (Corona) *
May 2… Toronto, ON (Danforth Music Hall) *
May 5… Chicago, IL (Lincoln Hall) *
May 6… Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue) *
May 7… St. Louis, MO (The Pageant) *
May 9… Detroit, MI (Royal Oak Music Hall) *
May 12… Atlanta, GA (Variety Playhouse) *
May 13… Richmond, VA (The National) *
May 14… Philadelphia, PA (Union Transfer) *
May 16… New York, NY (Terminal 5) *
June 3… Paris, FR (La Cigale)
June 4… Amsterdam, NL (Paradiso)
June 6… London, UK (Roundhouse)

# = w/ Tokimonsta
* w w/ Oliver

Now, the feast. P-Thugg and Dave 1 have collaborated with Chaz Bundick, b/k/a Toro Y Moi, for “Come Alive”, the theme song, the tour, the movement. Now you’ll be able to truly feel the ejaquilax.

VIDEO: Toro Y Moi’s “Rose Quartz”


Riddle me this, my brother, can you handle this? This refers to this new video by Toro Y Moi, who has been featured quite a bit here on ThisIsBooksMusic.com that if I had enough money to start a one-day music event, he might be one of the headliners. “Rose Quartz” is his brand new video and he is animated in a very nice way. The song is the 4th single from his album Anything In Return (Carpark), and was put together by Lauren Gregory.

Toro Y Moi is currently on tour and normally I would post the dates, but the cities, states, days, and venue names were completely out of sequence and I didn’t want to rearrange them so if you want to see where he’ll be, click here.

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AUDIO: Disclosure featuring Eliza Doolittle’s “You & Me (Toro Y Moi Remix)”

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On one hand, you have Disclosure and his song “You & Me”, which features Eliza Doolittle. We have that, correct? Okay.

On the other hand, you have Toro Y Moi, king of the land, ruler of what he does. He has created a remix of Disclosure’s “You & Me”, which features Eliza Doolittle. We have that too, correct?

Now look at your hands. Are they filthy or clean? You now realize this post has nothing to do with your real hands, but rather how happy this song may make you. Or me. Or “You & Me”. See how that works? Good.