Toro y Moi on His Multi-Faceted Project “Mahal”

We speak to the multi-hyphenate about his psych-rock album's intricate details and making the accompanying short film

Chaz Bear—aka recording artist Toro y Moi—has always been something of a shapeshifter. From the mellow synth-pop in his 2010 debut album, Causers Of This, to the lush and instrumental indie-rock on What For? to the house-inflected, psych-pop of Outer Peace, the multi-hyphenate artist dips into a mélange of genres and sounds, making each one uniquely his own. Mahal, Bear’s seventh studio album, is no exception; it …

Toro y Moi: Postman

Ahead of his upcoming seventh studio album, Mahal (out 29 April), Toro y Moi (aka Chaz Bear) released two singles, “Postman” and “Magazine,” with the former being the funkier, more playful of the two. Paired with a groovy bass-line, occasional yelps and a music video (directed by kid. studio) that sees Bear and his friends cruising around San Francisco in a Filipino Jeepney, the playfully …

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From the ethereal to the chaotic, the lo-fi and laidback, our favorite songs from the week

Leonard Cohen: Happens To The Heart The first single from Leonard Cohen’s posthumous album, Thanks for the Dance, “Happens To The Heart” is gentle, mesmerizing and a somber reminder that the beloved artist is gone. On the contemplative song that dissects our universal outcome, Cohen sing-speaks, “I’ve broken every window / But the house, the house is dark / I care but very little / …