Berkeley-based Toro y Moi (Chaz Bear, as most of us know) recently released their latest album, Soul Trash, along with an accompanying full-length video piece.
The album comes as quite the detour for the musician. Known for smooth funky soul-laced poppy beats, Soul Trash is infused with auto-tuned vocals, some hip-hop, and distorted sounds and flavors. The opening track, “3-28-18b” starts with distorted guitar and a smooth, smooth bassline, then the rest of the album has surprises and guest spots that intrigue. The video itself reminds us of visual artist SNEAL and certainly adds to the listening experience.
Soul Trash is a short film by Laneya Billingsley with tour footage by Jacob Romero.