The city of Berkeley has named June 27 “Chaz Bundick Day” in order to recognize Bundick of Toro Y Moi’s creative contributions to the city’s art and music.
Although born in South Carolina, Bundick, who recently changed his name to Chaz Bear, moved to Berkeley and made himself at home here, quickly becoming the Bay Area’s pride-and-joy within indie music circles.
Known for his chillwave music, Toro Y Moi has released music since his first Body Angles EP in 2009 and debut record Causers of This in 2010. His most recent work was 2016’s live album Live From Trona and this March’s collaborative album with jazz-duo The Mattson 2 in Star Stuff.
Today, Bundick released the new song and video for “You and I” off his upcoming July 7 album Boo Boo.
It seems to be a bright year for the 30-year-old singer, songwriter and record producer. With his own Company Record Label and knack for graphic design, Bundick’s creations are something to take notice of.
Check out the chill new single from Toro Y Moi titled “You and I,” below.
You can purchase Toro Y Moi's album Boo Boo on July 7 through Carpark Records. Keep up with Chaz Bear at http://toroymoi.com and his socials @toroymoi.
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