GOES BY SO FAST: A MAHAL FILM Trailer
What the press is saying about MAHAL:
“toe-tappin’, spine-slithering grooves”
“a slinky psych-funk jam, powered by bass, tambourine and Bear’s breezy, Bootsy Collins-esque vocal”
“a groovy, laidback slice of funk-pop”
“Easygoing acid-jazz grooves”
“heavily funky, vocally low-key heater”
“Uncontained indie rock that spans everything from psychedelic to chilled-out disco and R&B”
“Mahal…is a highly enjoyable sampler of Mr. Bear’s talents”
Wall Street Journal
(May 18, 2022) – Following the recent release of his seventh studio album MAHAL via Dead Oceans last month, Toro y Moi a.k.a Chaz Bear announces upcoming performances in the United States and Australia. The newly added dates include his largest headlining New York City and Los Angeles shows to date, as well as stops in Boston and Philadelphia. The newly announced Australian dates will mark Toro y Moi’s first trip to Australia since the release of “The Difference,” his Grammy-nominated single with Australian producer Flume, whom Toro y Moi will be supporting on the upcoming run alongside Channel Tres, Caroline Polachek and MAY-A at select dates. Tickets for stateside shows will go on sale this Friday, May 20 at 10am local time and international dates will go on sale next Thursday, May 26th at 10am local time, respectively.
Today’s newly announced dates complement Toro y Moi’s upcoming performances at Electric Forest Festival, Pitchfork Music Festival, Capitol Hill Block Party, Stern Grove Festival (free w/ RSVP), Portola Festival and more this summer, in addition to his own sold out weekend of performances in Big Sur at Fernwood Resort on September 23rd and 24th. The Big Sur dates will feature support from Drugdealer, Salami Rose Joe Louis, Sound Bath with Secular Sabbath and DJs TBA. See full live dates below.
Today’s touring news also arrives in conjunction with the announcement of Chaz and FKJ’s collaborative track “Moment of Mystery,” out tomorrow, as well as an official online release for his short film GOES BY SO FAST with Eric André, which will be available online in full on June 1st. To date, the film has been previewed at a screening at Brain Dead Studios in LA and will also be shown at a screening at Bandcamp in Oakland this Saturday. GOES BY SO FAST is a short film that brings the world of MAHAL to life and is directed by long-time Toro y Moi collaborator Harry Israelson (Live From Trona, “Freelance,” “You and I”) and produced by Ways & Means. GOES BY SO FAST weaves together a variety of formats including narrative, documentary, animation and a live performance to create a film that further realizes the world of MAHAL.
Chaz continues to make music from the soul with this 13-track project showcasing inspiration from 1960s and 70s psychedelic rock to 1990s post-rock taking listeners on an auditory expedition as if they’re riding in the back of Bear’s Filipino jeepney that adorns the album’s cover. MAHAL features the previously released singles “Déjà Vu,” which arrived with a video directed by Justin Morris, “The Loop” and “Postman,” both of which arrived with videos directed by Kid. Studio, and the Arlington Lowell-directed video for “Magazine” featuring Salami Rose Joe Louis.
MAHAL follows Toro’s highly celebrated 2019 album Outer Peace, which Pitchfork described as “one of his best albums in years” along with his Grammy-nominated 2020 collaboration with Flume, “The Difference,” which was also featured in a global campaign for Apple’s Airpods.
Toro y Moi is the 12+ year project of South Carolina-reared, Bay Area-based Chaz Bear. In the wake 2008’s global economic collapse, Toro y Moi emerged as a figurehead of the beloved sub-genre widely known as chillwave, the sparkling fumes of which still heavily influence musicians all over today. Over the subsequent decade, his music and graphic design has far, far surpassed that particular designation. Across 9 albums (6 studio as Toro y Moi along with a live album, compilation and mixtape) with the great Carpark label, he has explored psych-rock, deep house, UK hip-hop; R&B and well-beyond without losing that rather iconic, bright and shimmering Toro y Moi fingerprint. As a graphic designer, Bear has collaborated with brands like Nike, Dublab and Vans. And as a songwriter and producer, he’s collaborated with other artists like Tyler, The Creator, Flume, Travis Scott, HAIM, and Caroline Polachek.
Listen to MAHAL above, check out full album details and upcoming live dates below and stay tuned for more from Toro y Moi coming soon.
Upcoming Live Dates
$ = Toro y Moi DJ Set
! = w/ Hello Yello
# = w/ Noname and Enumclaw
^ = w/ Enumclaw and They Hate Change
& = w/ Sofie Royer
@ = w/ Nosaj Thing
* = supporting Flume with Channel Tres and MAY-A
% = supporting Flume with Caroline Polachek, Channel Tres and MAY-A
5/28 – Sacramento, CA @ Tiger $
6/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Stern Grove Festival !
6/23-6/26 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
7/17 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
7/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Mirage #
7/20 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston ^
7/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore ^
7/23 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
8/5 – Denver, CO @ Vortex Festival
9/23-9/24 – Big Sur, CA @ Fernwood Resort [SOLD OUT]
9/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Portola Music Festival
10/4 – Paris, France @ Le Trabendo &
10/5 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg &
10/6 – Berlin, Germany @ Metropol &
10/7 – Poznan, Poland @ TAMA &
10/8 – Warsaw, Poland @ Praga Centrum &
10/10 – Cologne, Germany @ Kantine &
10/11 – Brighton, UK @ CHALK &
10/12 – London, UK @ St John at Hackney Church &
10/13 – Manchester, UK @ New Century Hall &
10/14 – Dublin, Ireland @ Academy &
10/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre @
11/11 – Perth @ Red Hill Auditorium $ *
11/16 – Brisbane @ Riverstage *
11/18 – Sydney @ The Dome, Sydney Showground %
11/24 – Melbourne @ John Cain Arena %