What For? [Limited Edition Blue and White Starburst Vinyl] (LP)


Toro y Moi

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Amoeba Review

04/06/2015

Whereas Toro y Moi’s last album, Anything in Return, doubled-down on Chaz Bundick’s ’80s synth-funk influence, What For? goes the other route, delving deeper into the psych-soul that informed his excellent second album, Underneath the Pine. What For? somehow feels focused, even while swinging from Beatlesesque pop (“What You Want”) to A.M. radio soul (“Buffalo”) and ornate Zombies-style psychedelia (“The Fight”). Fans of Toro y Moi’s chillwave past might find What For?’s paisley environs take some getting used to, but Bundick’s records have never hued too closely to one genre in particular. Even when he’s taking on ’90s-style indie rock on “Empty Nesters,” he has a way of tying everything together, throwing in “Boogie Nights” asides that make the whole thing feel like a Saturday morning cartoon theme song played by Stephen Malkmus & The Sunshine Band. Given Bundick’s penchant for reinvention, this is likely just another stop in his evolution, but his foray into bleary psych-funk pastiche is inviting enough to sit down and stay a while with What For?



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
What You Want
Toro y Moi 03:26
2.
Buffalo
Toro y Moi 03:17
3.
The Flight
Toro y Moi 03:59
4.
Empty Nesters
Toro y Moi 03:43
5.
Ratcliff
Toro y Moi 02:41


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Lilly
Toro y Moi 04:27
2.
Spell It Out
Toro y Moi 02:54
3.
Half Dome
Toro y Moi 03:15
4.
Run Baby Run
Toro y Moi 02:45
5.
Yeah Right
Toro y Moi 06:11

Vinyl
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$19.98
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Also available in: CD , LP
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