Come home in the summer

I guess his parents kicked him out of the basement
As far as syntactically awkward album titles go, they don’t get much worse than Toro y Moi‘s Causers of This. Still, this passive-voiced title is oddly perfect for chillwaver Chazwick Bundick; judging by the sound of his relaxed electro tunes, if he were any more passive, he’d still be lying on the couch in his parents basement, watching TV while covered in Cheeto dust.

“Blessa” begins wish a wash of synths and an invitation to “Come home in the summer.” This is something of a mission statement, since the song is bound to invoke memories of lazing on the beach in mid-July. Of course, Causers of This came out in January, so it’s hardly seasonally appropriate. Then again, Bundick hails from South Carolina, which is far enough south that it’s hot for pretty much the entire year.

The sound on track occasionally warps and lurches, sounding as if it’s being played on an aging cassette. You know what that means: it’s nostalgia time.

MP3: “Blessa”
 
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2 Comments

  1. Mike
    Posted March 14, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Subliminal messaging?

  2. Alex
    Posted March 14, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    listen 2 first 10 seconds on repeat plz

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