Thank you, rjd2, for this sublime piece of music.
Every few years I come back to this listen from producer rjd2 and I obsess about it.
I can hear you now: “Oh, Foster the People? Those guys who did ‘Pumped Up Kicks?’ I loved that song!”
Yeah, that Foster the People, the L.A.
I came across the music of Hannah Miller in a way many people probably did: Through Danny Cook‘s video, Postcards From Pripyat, which went viral in mid-2014 for its stark imagery of Chernobyl set to Miller’s lonesome and haunting listen, “Promise Land.” It was a shot in the arm for the indie folk singer from Nashville, who had been performing easy, coffeeshop-style listens for years before she elected to create songs with more energy, attitude, and bite.
Toro Y Moi, Spanish and French for “the bull and me” is the alter-ego of singer and producer Chaz Bundick, who has gained recognition and praise throughout the indie music blogosphere in the 2010s, initially for his style of dreamy, lo-fi electronic pop.