Washed Out and Toro Y Moi are teaming up for two blissed-out double headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne while they’re out here on the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2012 line up.
The friendship between Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick and Washed Out’s Ernest Greene goes back to their high school days in South Carolina. Growing up in the south with a host of shared influences and aesthetics, both artists have maintained a mutual admiration and love of collaboration as they have followed their own trajectories, each wielding an increasingly resonant influence over the musical culture of today.
The solo project of Ernest Greene, Washed Out has transformed under watchful eyes since his perpetually lush synth-pop took world stage in 2009. Borne from the back-porch of his parents’ rural Georgia home, his first recordings – the Life of Leisure and High Times EPs – saw him rise to the forefront of his genre, before a debut album, Within and Without was released to widespread acclaim this July.
The past year has been intensely successful for Toro Y Moi, led by prolific and multi-talented 24 year old South Carolina musician / producer / designer / photographer Chaz Bundick. Toro Y Moi’s achievements this year include an acclaimed sophomore album, Underneath the Pine; remix work for Tyler, the Creator; a split 7” with Cloud Nothings; a 12” single under his house music moniker, Les Sins; a steady stream of international tour dates; and most recently, a brilliant new 12″ EP Freaking Out.
Toro Y Moi + Washed Out Australian Tour 2012 – Laneway Festival Sideshows
Wednesday 8 February 2012
Manning Bar, Sydney
Tickets $50+bf on sale now from Oztix outlets and http://www.manningbar.com
Thursday 9 February 2012
The Hi-Fi, Melbourne
Tickets $50 + bf on sale now from the venue, phone 1300-THEHIFI (843 443) or http://www.thehifi.com.au
Toro Y Moi and Washed Out will both be playing the 2012 St. Jeromes Laneway Festival.