Ya got a jaunty beat, some tambo, a funky wee bassline, and an adorably simple lyric (“Mr Postman/ Did I get a lett-tah?”). Put ’em all together and you’ve got Toro y Moi (Chaz Bear) being typically groovy on brand new single Postman.
It comes from the musician’s seventh album under the moniker, titled MAHAL and due out April 29.
By the way, do not go past the outstanding video, which depicts Chaz Bear and pals hooning around San Fran in the man’s psychedelically-decorated Filipino jeepney, which is the exact same vehicle you see on the cover of MAHAL.
Brilliant, isn’t it?
If you liked that, I’ve got a delightful surprise for you: Bear actually dropped another single and clip at the same time as Postman. It’s called Magazine and it’s got a floaty art-electronica vibe that perfectly suits breathy guest vocalist Salami Rose Joe Louis. Check it out here!
MAHAL by Toro y Moi is out April 29, including on JB-exclusive red vinyl (pictured above), via Dead Oceans/PIAS.
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