Look at the climbing sales of the records he makes, the growing size of the venues he plays, or his placement in the soundtrack of video games like Grand Theft Auto V, and you’d think that Toro y Moi is slowly inching toward the mainstream. Just as likely, though, is that the mainstream is inching toward him, incorporating more of his sun-kissed, melancholy, sepia-toned sound at every turn. No matter how you see it, the funky 2011 cut “New Beat” remains a jam—a staple of any dance party worthy of the term “hipster”—and this year’s Anything in Return is full of the subtle grooves that will be supersized in a live show, particularly one at Terminal 5. With the Sea and Cake.
Wed., Oct. 23, 8 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 16, 2013