Toro Y Moi / June 2009
Album: June 2009   Collection:General
Artist:Toro Y Moi   Added:Apr 2012
Label:Carpark Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-06-23 Pull Date: 2012-08-26
Week Ending: Aug 26 Aug 12 Aug 5 Jul 29 Jul 1
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 25, 2024: Fermentation Station
Best Around
4. Dec 13, 2012: A Family Affair
Drive South
2. Apr 16, 2014: A Family Affair
Dead Pontoon
5. Dec 01, 2012: The Base of A Dream is Empty
Girl Problems
3. Mar 29, 2013: FOLKTRONICA
Dead Pontoon
6. Oct 04, 2012: A Family Affair
Dead Pontoon

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-06-13
Artist: Toro Y Moi Album: June 2009
Reviewed 6/13'12 by Rex
Genre: Indie Pop
RIYL: Washed Out, Beach House
In summary: Whether he likes it or not, Chaz Bundick is at the head of the chillwave movement, his music as Toro Y Moi smooth, shiny, and groove-friendly. His new release, June 2009, collects ten cuts from the month of the title, some of the material coming from a time long ago, before even Bundick’s debut on Causers of This. The most notable differences between this peak into the past and the Toro Y Moi we’ve come to know are in the rough edges, the significantly lower fidelity production, and some unexpected instrumental changes, rather than any structural or thematic alteration.
FCC: 5

1. (1.29)- relaxed feeling, echoed male vocals
2. (2.23)- Built on synths and a disco-flavored beat, the funky bass line really steals the show, and the sampled chatting at the beginning sets an easy-going atmosphere
*3. (2.43)- blurry, inspirative, bright feeling w/ a little bit melancholy
*4. (2.25)- propulsive, clean melodic lines
5. FCC!!! (3.20)- soothing, an incredibly literal recollection of a river tubing expedition
*6. (3.38)- slow-tempo, the roller-rink pop of "Drive South" hints at Bundick starting to get a grasp for rhythm and texture
*7. (2.56)- drum machines are crudely recorded and might be overcompensating in terms of volume, but you can hear in the slick harmonies and wobbly arrangement that it's where Toro Y Moi really started to take shape, repetitive lyrics
8. (3.47)- incredible sound craft, reminiscent
*9. (2.40)- hits the other end of the spectrum, a toasty wash of synth-surf pop that doesn’t really grow or change very much, but it might be the most accessible track in the collection, lovely atmosphere
10. (3.39)- dabbles in acoustic guitar, relaxed feeling

Track Listing
1. Best Around   6. Drive South
2. Take The L To Leave   7. Sad Sams
3. Girl Problems   8. Talamak (First Version)
4. Dead Pontoon   9. Warm Frames
5. Ektelon   10. New Loved Ones