Underneath the Pine is the second album from the artist Toro Y Moi, released on February 22, 2011 on Carpark records.
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Toro Y Moi is the stage name used by recording artist Chazwick Bundick. His music has taken on many forms since he began recording, but he is now identified with the chillwave movement of summer 2010.
The stage name, "Toro Y Moi," can be roughly translated to "Bull and Me."
Bundick was born on 7 November 1986, in Columbia, South Carolina, and attended Ridgeview High School where he formed well-known Columbia indie rock band The Heist and the Accomplice with three schoolmates. He is of Filipino descent from his mother and African-American descent from his father.
Bundick graduated from the University of South Carolina in spring of 2009 with a bachelor's degree in graphic design. Late in his school career, Bundick formed a close musical relationship with fellow chillwave luminary Ernest Greene who plays under the name Washed Out.
He has since been signed to Carpark Records, on which he released his first full-length album "Causers of This" in January 2010 .
His second album, Underneath the Pine, was released on February 22, 2011.
*Causers of This (2010)
*Underneath the Pine (Feb 2011)
*Blessa (7") (2009)
*Body Angles (Cass, Ltd, C20)
*Left Alone At Night (CD, Promo + 12")
*Leave Everywhere (Digital, 7") (2010)
*Toro Y Moi / Cloud Nothings (Split 7") (2010)
*Woodlands (Dec 2007)
*My Touch (Dec 2007)
Contrary to popular belief, Sides of Chaz is not a Toro Y Moi demo, but a collection of Bundick's experimental "stream of consciousness" recordings under his side project "Sides of Chaz." In addition to this, Chaz also feels as though he has moved beyond the "chillwave" genre, and that "chillwave" was a point where many similar artists started off. He said in an interview At The Sinema that "all that stuff is really good music, like Ernest Green (Washed Out) and Neon Indian. I’m a big fan of all of that, but I think was just a small little period where we all were, coincidentally making the similar music." Chaz is also a multi-instrumentalist.
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