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Toro y Moi Surprise Drops New EP Sandhills: Stream

Surprise — Toro y Moi is back with a brand new EP called Sandhills, which arrives with an accompanying short film.

While the musical alias of Chaz Bear has often been more closely associated with genres like alt-pop, disco, psych, and yacht rock, Sandhills — named after a sleepy shopping mall in Bear’s hometown of Columbia, South Carolina — sees the musician explore a more folksy, Americana side of his art, fleshing out his songwriting with banjo, lap steel, and a lot of nostalgia. Sandhills is an ode to Bear’s Southern upbringing, but also acts as a benchmark of how far he’s come since passing out his first batch of self-recorded CDs.

Sandhills, the film, takes a pretty literal approach to this homecoming. It was produced by Bear’s high school photography teacher Katherine Perry, and directed by Steve Daniels, who once assisted Bear for a video with his high school band. The football team featured in the clip is also Bear’s actual high school football team.

Check out the film for Sandhills and stream the EP via Spotify and Apple Music below.

Toro y Moi’s most recent album was last year’s MAHAL

 

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Sandhills EP Tracklist:
01. Back Then
02. Sidelines
03. Sandhills
04. The View
05. Said Goodbye to Rock ‘n’ Roll