Toro Y Moi announces new album, Outer Peace, shares video for lead single “Freelance”: Watch

Plus, a round of fall and winter US tour dates to support the record

Toro Y Moi by Jack Bool Outer Peace new album Freelance music video
Toro Y Moi, photo by Jack Bool

    Back in the summer, Toro Y Moi revealed plans to return to the road this fall for what he dubbed, the “Outer Peace Tour”. Speculation was that the tour’s name was a tease for a forthcoming album, and today that hunch has proven true. Toro Y Moi has announced Outer Peace will be released January 18th, 2019 via Carpark Records.

    The follow-up to last year’s Boo Boo, Outer Peace features appearances by indie pop duo Wet, producer ABRA, and electronic artist Instupendo. The 10-track LP came together after Toro Y Moi mastermind Chaz Bear returned to his Bay Area home after spending a year in Portland, Oregon. Reverting back to city life after living in a nature-rich locale awakened Bear to how stifling mass culture can be. “This record is a response to how disposable culture has become and how it affects creativity,” he said in a press release. “While listening, you might pay attention or ignore — either way that’s ok, this is music for a creative mind.”

    As a first listen to this “music for a creative mind,” Toro has shared the video for lead single “Freelance”. The funky track comes with a video directed by Toro’s frequent collaborator Harry Israelson. Take a look at the clip, which exists “in the same world as the album’s cover art,” as a press release puts it, below.


    Outer Peace Artwork:

    Toro Y Moi Outer Peace Album Cover Artwork

    Outer Peace Tracklist:
    01. Fading
    02. Oridnary Pleasure
    03. Laws of the Universe
    04. Miss Me (feat. ABRA)
    05. New House
    06. Baby Drive It Down
    07. Freelance
    08. Who Am I
    09. Monte Carlo (feat. WET)
    10. 50-50 (feat. Instupendo)

    With the record formally announced, Toro Y Moi has also expanded the “Outer Peace Tour” itinerary. Find the full schedule below.

    Toro Y Moi 2018-2019 Tour Dates:
    11/01 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Music Club *
    11/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo *
    11/03 – Long Beach, CA @ Tropicália Festival
    11/05 – Chicago, IL @ East Room ^
    11/06 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall #
    11/07 – Detroit, MI @ El Club #
    11/09 – Boston, MA @ Royale #
    11/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
    11/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere ^
    11/12 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
    11/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
    11/15 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel #
    11/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse #
    11/17 – Columbia, SC @ The Senate #
    01/05 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
    01/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
    01/18 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    01/19 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
    01/23 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
    01/24 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
    01/25 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ
    01/26 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
    02/15-16 – Miami, FL @ iii Points Festival
    03/01-03 – Phoenix, AZ @ M3F Festival


    * = w/ Salami Rose Joe Louis
    ^ = DJ Set
    # = w/ Dizzy Fae

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