Toro y Moi Announces "Live From Trona" Album + Documentary

Photo credit: Jordan Blackmon

In May of 2016, following a year of non-stop touring and promotion of his fourth album What For?Chaz Bundick of Toro Y Moi and his live band decamped to California's Mojave Desert for a recording session that resulted in Live From Trona, a 13-track album featuring live versions of songs from across Toro Y Moi's acclaimed catalog. Carpark Records will release Live From Trona digitally on August 5th and in physical format as a limited edition pink vinyl double LP on November 4th. Pre-orders will become available on July 25th. Filmmaker Harry Israelson captured the entire recording process and directed the documentary Toro Y Moi: Live From Trona, featuring exclusive performance footage and candid scenes. Live From Trona will be released as Vimeo's first ever concert film and will screen at New York's House of Vans on August 2nd and the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles on August 4th.

Israelson, a Vimeo 9-time Staff Picked director broke down the fourth wall, revealing the filmmaking process by making equipment, lights and crew visible at all times. With no audience in attendance and a spectacular natural environment that feels otherworldly, the film pays homage to rock films of a previous era. As the sun sets behind the pinnacles, which formed thousands of years ago in what used to be a prehistoric lake, the supernatural setting weaves seamlessly together with 13 psychedelic tracks, all recorded on site over the course of an entire day. Through the use of hand-drawn animations and behind-the-scenes VHS footage, Live From Trona offers viewers a surreal concert experience, placing them front row at a private Toro Y Moi show.

Tuesday, August 2nd
House of Vans
25 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
Film screening
Doors open at 7pm. 
No cover.

Thursday, August 4th
Ace Hotel Downtown LA
929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Film screening followed by Toro Y Moi DJ set
Doors open at 7pm. 

Toro Y Moi - Live From Trona
1. Divina 
2. What You Want 
3. Buffalo 
4. Still Sound 
5. Ratcliff 
6. Half Dome 
7. The Flight
8. JBS (feat. The Mattson 2) 
9. Lilly
10. High Living 
11. Grown Up Calls 
12. Say That 
13. Yeah Right