Toro Y Moi - New Beat

Toro Y Moi

Underneath the Pine

Capark; 2011

"New Beat" is fresh. Swooning "ahhs" are slathered over shakers and a whirling synth. Toro Y Moi's release, Underneath the Pinewas a clear standout in 2011, and "New Beat" is the defining track of the album. It not only displays clear influences from Stevie Wonder and disco, but it also demonstrates raw talent and impeccable taste of bass and synth. This track is suddenly erupted with a halted beat and chilling piano cacophony and sweeping vocals , but surely enough the beat returns with the steady pulsing refrain. Toro Y Moi finds disco, and it does so with crooning ease.