VIDEO PREVIEW: Toro Y Moi and Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ One Eyed Jacks – 10/10/11
Chaz Bundick, better known by the moniker Toro Y Moi, makes his return to New Orleans a week from today seven months after having to cancel his highly-anticipated performance at Saturn Bar as part of this year’s Foburg Fest. The prolific 24-year old multi-instrumentalist/beatsmith has proven his meddle as major player in the indie world right out of the gate ever since sparking an initial blogosphere flicker in 2009. Early this year, Bundick followed the stellar 2010 Causers Of This debut LP with the equally impressive and funkier Underneath The Pine (an album that was also available as a tote bag). In September, Toro Y Moi put out the primed-for-the-dancefloor EP Freaking Out, an upbeat collection fun party jams that’ll probably help kickstart the live show. Also adding intrigue to the bill are Unknown Mortal Orchestra, a bizarro, hard-to-pin-down new band with a unique sound and a killer self-titled album out on the Fat Possum imprint.
Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and the Big Easy where he helped get Live Music Blog: NOLA off-the-ground, managing it in New Orleans through Jazz Fest 2012. Hodges is now an attorney living amongst THE CALIFORNIANS in West LA. His favorite artists include My Morning Jacket, Pink Floyd, Sigur Rós, Widespread Panic, Futurebirds, The Allman Brothers Band, Dr. Dog, Tame Impala, Anders Osborne, Monster Rally, Radiohead and Bobby & The Midnites.
Daft Punk is actually playing at his house tonight and you're invited.