Toro y Moi: Freelance

From his forthcoming album Outer Peace (out 18 January on Carpark Records), Toro y Moi‘s “Freelance” is a g-funk-inflected tune that’s a bit surprising from the artist—considering his previous chillwave offerings. Toro y Moi (aka Chaz Bear) delights listeners with this layered, synth-heavy bop. Funky and playful, the song was apparently written as a response to Bear’s return to the Bay Area after living in Portland. Ahead …

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A new Wilco album for free download, verses from Rome Fortune and Despot, a triumphant Youth Lagoon and more

Youth Lagoon: The Knower Trevor Powers, aka Youth Lagoon, returns with his trademark brand of dreamy psychedelic-pop in “The Knower” from his upcoming album Savage Hills Ballroom. It will be his first LP since 2013’s Wondrous Bughouse. The track opens with minimal keyboard and Powers’ intimate, melancholy falsetto before slowly building into a grand fanfare of horns, percussive vocal samples and splashing drums. Mabel: Know …