Toro Y Moi


Anything in ReturnCarpark Records ****

On his third record, Anything in Return (a self-described pop album), Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick has picked up the tempo. The mellow man from South Carolina created this album as something his girlfriend could dance to – Say That and opening track Harm in Change being prime examples of its dancefloor-friendly fare. But that’s not the only thing she has influenced on this synthy wet dream: Cake has more declarations of love than are recommended in a boy-band songwriting manual. But the album’s lead single, So Many Details, manages to capture the realistic complexities of a relationship. This change of tack – along with a consistency of quality over the past three years – confirms that Bundick is in the game for the long run, unlike many of his chillwave peers, who were two-a-penny circa 2010.

Download:So Many Details, Cake, Never Matter