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My Boo Boo: New Toro y Moi, Broken Social Scene & Beach House on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Toro Y Moi | Photo by Andrew Paynter, courtesy of the artist

The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns to (relative) normalcy tonight at 11pm on XPN. Shortly after the July edition of Making Time RADio with Dave P, listen for a full two-hour show that, let’s face it, will be anything but normal. We’ve got a few new releases to spotlight, namely Broken Social Scene‘s rousing Hug of Thunder, the return of Chaz B. as Toro y Moi on Boo Boo, and Beach House‘s career-spanning set of B-Sides and Rarities. Also in the mix, new singles from Ted Leo, Widowspeak, Frankie Rose, L.A. Witch and more! Preview some of the new tracks below…

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The World Laughs: She-Devils play LIVE plus new Palm, Kevin Morby & Toro y Moi on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

She-Devils | Photo by Sarah O’Driscoll, courtesy of the artist

You’re in for a real treat on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade. In fact, we all are! Listen at 11pm ET on XPN for a full two-hour show that’ll kick off with our latest IRHP Live Session. Joining us in the studio this time around is the Montreal duo She-Devils, whose self-titled debut came out earlier this year on Secretly Canadian. They’ll play selections from the album in our studio in new, amorphous arrangements.

Also in store tonight are a couple of spotlights on new releases, including the latest EP from recent studio guests Palm and Free at Noon alum Kevin Morby. New tracks in the mix as well, so preview them below:

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Mason Porter & Chris Kasper’s Grateful Dead Tribute at the Ardmore Music Hall, Tei Shi at Milkboy, Toro y Moi at Union Transfer

Mason Porter
Mason Porter | photo by Lisa Schaffer

After a stellar midday tribute to the Grateful Dead a few weeks ago, Mason Porter and Chris Kasper bring the show to the Ardmore Music Hall tonight. Kasper and his band will perform American Beauty, the 1970 record that included “Sugar Magnolia,” “Truckin'” and “Box of Rain.” For Mason Porter’s set, he’ll do versions of “Uncle John’s Band,” “Casey Jones” and others from Workingman’s Blues. Tickets and information for the 21+ tribute show can be found here. Watch Mason Porter perform “Cumberland Blues” at the Free at Noon below.

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Listen to Chromeo and Toro Y Moi make a funk fantasia on “Come Alive” (playing Union Transfer 5/14)

Photo courtesy of artist
Photo courtesy of artist

Somewhere between funk, disco, yacht rock and electro boogie sit (or actually, dance) Montreal duo Chromeo (Dave 1 and P-Thugg). Their soon to be released new album, White Women, is their first since 2010’s Business Casual and featured contributions from Solange Knowles, Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, and on the new song below – “Come Alive” – Toro Y Moi. The band is playing Union Transfer on Wednesday, May 14th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 10th at Noon. “Come Alive” is a funk fantasia with grooves that bring to mind Mayer Hawthorne and Earth, Wind & Fire with a little Seventies styled Fleetwood Mac thrown into the mix.

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Photo Recap: Toro y Moi and Wild Belle at Union Transfer

South Carolinian synth-popper Chaz Bundick and his cohorts in Toro y Moi headlined Union Transfer last night in support of their new LP, Anything In Return. The Chicago group Wild Belle opened the show; check out a recap of the night in the photo gallery above.

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Photo Gallery: Toro y Moi’s World Cafe Session (playing Union Transfer tonight)

Since Chaz Bundick and his bandmates in Toro Y Moi were in town for tonight’s show at Union Transfer, they swung by XPN Studios this afternoon to record a studio session for World Cafe with David Dye. Take a look at some images from the session in the photo gallery above; tickets for tonight’s show are still available, more information can be found here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Toro y Moi at Union Transfer, XPN Welcomes Citizen Cope to Musikfest Cafe

Indie chillwave artist Toro y Moi comes to Union Transfer tonight.  Born Chaz Bundick, the South Carolina native just released his third studio album Anything in Return.  Where his previous recordings were experimental collages of sonic textures and patterns, Anything in Return broadens Bundick’s palette to pair jazz and R&B structures alongside his staccato production style.  Tickets and information for tonight’s all-ages show with Wild Belle and Dog Bite can be found here.  Below, watch Toro y Moi’s latest video for “So Many Details.”

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Toro Y Moi releases video for “So Many Details” (Playing Union Transfer 2/11)

Chillwave / indie pop artist Chaz Bundick, known better by his stage name Toro Y Moi, gets spiffy in the video for “So Many Details,” the first single from Anything in Return (scheduled for release January 22nd). In the video, Bundick poses as the blase counterpart to a classic beauty, totally unfazed by a lavish lifestyle cruising in fancy cars, sharing a sunset at the beach and hanging out in a pretty rad mansion. Toro Y Moi is performing with Wild Belle at Union Transfer February 11th; find tickets and info at our concert calendar. Below, check out the video for “So Many Details.”

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Watch a new music video for Wild Belle’s “Keep You” (opening for Toro Y Moi at Union Transfer on 2/13)

Wild Belle – the dub-inspired electronic pop project of Chicago siblings Natalie and Elliott Bergman – premiered a new music video for their ultra-catchy dancehall jam “Keep You” at Rolling Stone today. Watch the video below, and catch the band in concert this winter when they open for Toro Y Moi at Union Transfer. Tickets and information on the show can be found here.