It seems like everyone is on the “chillwave” these days.
The genre is a young pup on the EDM scene, having just came out of the underground in the late 2000s, and with it, bringing a new wave of artists who have ridden this retro-pop wave to prominence within the modern musical landscape.
Toro y Moi is one of the leaders of the chillwave era.
Born Cazwick Bradley Bundick in Columbia, South Carolina, his love for music came early. While attending high school, Moi formed two indie rock bands, The Heist, and The Accomplice, which was well accepted within his school and the local music scene.
After graduating high school, Moi went to the University of South Carolina and graduated with a bachelor’s in graphic design. It was at the U of SC where he discovered chillwave, and he teamed up with Washed Out (b. Ernest Greene) to perfect his craft within this up-and-coming genre, performing under the name Toro y Moi.
In 2010, Moi signed to Carpark Records and released his debut LP, Causers of This, which found a mass audience in those who were fascinated with this brand new wave of pop. Five albums and a plethora of singles later, Moi is now the undisputed leader of chillwave, and he’ll hit the road this fall on the Outer Peace Tour to bring the chillwave to audiences everywhere.
Here’s the complete tour itinerary, and keep in mind that all dates and venues are subject to change.
Nov. 1 -- Santa Barbara, CA -- Soho Music Club
Nov. 2 -- Los Angeles, CA -- The Novo (Tickets on sale now)
Nov. 6 -- Chicago, IL -- Thalia Hall
Nov. 7 -- Detroit, MI -- El Club
Nov. 9 -- Boston, MA -- Royale (Tickets now on sale)
Nov. 10 -- Brooklyn, NY -- Elsewhere
Nov. 12 -- Washington, DC -- 9:30 Club
Nov. 13 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Union Transfer (Tickets now on sale)
Nov. 15 -- Asheville, NC -- Orange Peel
Nov. 16 -- Atlanta, GA -- Variety Playhouse (Tickets now on sale)
Nov. 17 -- Columbia, SC -- The Senate (Tickets now on sale)