A live concert album from chillwave pioneer Chaz Bundick, more widely recognized as Toro y Moi, was announced early last week. The album, titled Toro y Moi: Live From Trona will drop digitally on August 5. A limited edition double LP pressed in pink wax will also be made available, but not until November.
The album was recorded live at the Trona Pinnacles, an atypical geological feature found in the California Desert National Conservation Area and have been made famous in sci-fi pop culture projects in their depiction of barren alien worlds. Toro y Moi also used the unique visual landscape to his benefit by enlisting Harry Israelson to direct a film that includes hand-drawn animations as well as home-video VHS footage alongside a documentary motif surrounding the actual desert recording.
Friday, Aug 19, 2016
The New Parish
9pm, $25 (18+)