Meet Toro Y Moi
Damn. Don't sleep on Columbia South Carolina. Seriously. It spawned the talents of Danny Swain, who has infinite hustle, I think American Gun is from around there, if you're into the foot stompin' bar rock, and now a new addition - Toro Y Moi. Despite the seemingly plural name, it's one dude, and he makes crazy electronic bedroom indie that - sigh - will probably garner comparison to Animal Collective before the day is over - but who more rightfully belong to the traditions of Atlas Sound, or maybe a less thrashy No Age with a heavy dose of Beach Boys. Expect waves of well-textured samples building on top of each other to provide a podium that the atmospheric vocal tracks peek out from behind.
Check out "Blessa" (right click to download). His LP drops in Feb 2010.
If you're down south, check him out this week in Athens or Chucktown.
11/20 - Athens, GA 40 Watt
11/25 - Charleston, SC Andolini's Pizza