Toro Y Moi

Lee's Palace Presents

Toro Y Moi

Wild Belle, Dog Bite

Sun, February 17, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Lee's Palace

Toronto, ON


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This event is 19 and over
Tickets Available at: Rotate This, Soundscapes, The Horseshoe

Toro Y Moi - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Toro Y Moi
Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, 24-year-old Chaz Bundick (aka Toro Y Moi) has been toying with various musical projects since early adolescence. Having spent his formative years playing in punk and indie rock acts, the protean Toro Y Moi project has been his vessel for further musical exploration since 2001. In his latter years studying graphic design at the University of South Carolina, Chaz became increasingly focused on his solo work, incorporating electronics and allowing a wider range of influences—French house, Brian Wilson's pop, 80s R&B, and Stones Throw hip-hop—to show up in his music. By the time he graduated in spring 2009, Chaz had refined his sound to something all his own, and music journals across the board touted his hazy recordings as the sound of the summer.

Chaz started off 2010, which would prove to be Toro's flagship year, by releasing his debut, Causers of This, in February. He toured extensively in support of the album, adding two more members—a bassist and drummer—to his live show, and steadily accrued more supporters and acclaim. Summer saw the release of the "Leave Everywhere" 7", and in fall he issued a 12" single under his house music moniker, Les Sins. Always a prolific creator, Chaz used the sparse downtime between tours to prepare and record his sophomore album.

Having spent the year listening to film composers like Françoise de Roubaix and Ennio Morricone, Chaz returned to his parents' home in Columbia, the birthplace of many Toro tracks of yore, to bring his new ideas to fruition. The result of these sessions is Underneath the Pine, a deeply personal album that sees him putting down the samples and electronics and relying completely on live instrumentation.

Out on February 22, Underneath the Pine is a record evocative of R. Stevie Moore's homespun ruminations, David Axelrod's sonic scope, the spacey disco of Mandre, and the pervasive funk of his first record. It's a new phase for an artist whose diverse curiosities make his music difficult to classify.
Wild Belle - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Wild Belle
Wild Belle is the new duo of siblings Natalie and Elliot Bergman. The two have weaved in and out of each other's musical lives for years sharing records, tapes, sounds and experiences. Wild Belle marks their first official collaboration, finding their sound rooted on a tropical island where rocksteady rhythms, disco beats and soulful grooves shine down steadfast and abundant.
Dog Bite - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Dog Bite
"Dog Bite is the brainchild of Atlanta's 22 year old Phil Jones, a project of sun-baked anthems caught the ears of London's Young Turks Records (The XX, Wavves, Gang Gang Dance, Holy Fuck). For the past two years Dog Bite has been releasing a steady stream of creepy psychedelic/folk pop songs, gaining praise from taste-maker media outlets like Pitckfork and Fader.

Now, Jones has enlisted some of Atlanta's finest to transform Dog Bite into a real rock n' roll force: Will Fussell of Mood Rings, Stephen Lusce of Red Sea, Woody Shortridge of Balkans, and Cameron Gardner of Washed Out. Finally, Dog Bite will be a fully realized live sound.

Dog Bite combines all your hopes and dreams, fuses them with grapes and butterflies, and then lays them out on a tray with sliced oranges.
Venue Information:
Lee's Palace
529 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON, M5S 1Y5