|Chazwick Budwick (photo via ForceField PR)|
He appeared yesterday on KCRW as part of their new "In Studio HD" sessions on "Morning Becomes Eclectic," with his touring band. (Toro Y Moi has two tour dates in NYC this week, check list at the end of the post.) Listen at this link here or watch below, which is especially enlightening with a band like Toro Y Moi to see who's doing what, with their layered mix of tripping sounds and playing instruments. There is no studio audience, and of course this being radio they just have themselves to play for, but really interactions between band members are always interesting to watch, no matter what the setting.
They begin with "Rose Quartz," a song I've already picked for my next new music playlist, which juxtaposes quirky synth samples over a thumping drum beat (and that's just the introduction!) With the new HD video, things get a bit too up close and personal with KCRW's Musical Director Jason Bentley, but the info from the chat from these two sitting feet apart is telling. Budwick explains how most his songwriting is done wherever he happens to be on his laptop -- from a recent move to California, to stops on a world tour which included New Zealand. "To be able to work as much as possible is fun for me," Budwick says in his laid back style. He even finds time to indulge in his artistic side by drawing doodles, go figure.