Chaz Bundick (aka Toro Y Moi) has been toying with various musical projects since early adolescence. Having spent his formative years playing in punk and indie rock acts, the protean Toro Y Moi project has been his vessel for further musical exploration since 2001. In his latter years studying graphic design at the University of South Carolina, Chaz became increasingly focused on his solo work, incorporating electronics and allowing a wider range of influences—French house, Brian Wilson’s pop, 80s R&B, and Stones Throw hip-hop—to show up in his music. These elements led him to develop his own hazy musical genre which was described in 2009 as the sound of the summer. After releasing three albums under the name Toro Y Moi, he recently anounced the follow-up to these, entitled "What For?" and due to April 7th of 2015.