Toro y Moi’s New Album Attempts to Find Peace in the Internet Age
Chaz Bear is accustomed to change. Much of his career as a musician, and a great deal of his adult life, has been dedicated to continuous evolution. Bear changes addresses—Columbia, S.C., to Berkeley, Calif., to Portland and back to the Bay Area—seemingly as often as he changes his musical identity under his moniker Toro y Moi—chillwave godhead to guitar-slinging indie-rocker to heady jazz guy to funk and R&B maestro. Bear’s latest form finds the artist back in the Bay Area and on the precipice of releasing “Outer Peace,” his finest and most joyous record to date.