Toro Y Moi is the stage name used by recording artist Chazwick Bundick. His music has taken on many forms since he began recording, but he is now identified with the chillwave movement of summer 2009.
The stage name, "Toro Y Moi," can be roughly translated to "Bull and Me." Despite what the name might imply, Chaz does not make music alongside a bull.
Bundick was born on 7 November 1986, in Columbia, South Carolina, and attended Ridgeview High School where he formed well-known Columbia indie rock band The Heist and the Accomplice with three schoolmates. He is of Filipino descent from his mother.
Bundick graduated from the University of South Carolina in spring of 2009 with a bachelor's degree in graphic design. Late in his school career, Bundick formed a close musical relationship with fellow chillwave luminary Ernest Greene who plays under the name Washed Out.
He has since been signed to Carpark Records, on which he released his first full-length album "Causers of This" in January 2010 .
He officially announced that his second album, Underneath the Pine, will be released on February 22, 2011.