[Listen] – Toro y Moi & Cloud Nothings Split – “I Will Talk To You” / “For No Reason”

I’m not sure many record labels can boast the talent Carpark Records seems to carry, much less show it off so well in split-single release. Be it the raucous garage newcomers Cloud Nothings or lo-fi wonder Toro y Moi, Carpark has something for everyone. That said, they used the opportunity “I Will Talk To You”/”For No” Reason provided to show the contrast in their increasingly eclectic catalog.

While the split release is meant to help gain exposure for the Cloud Nothings, Chaz Bundick experiments with a darker flavor in his opening track “I Will Talk To You” to much success by fuzzy post-disco piano riffs barely clearing enough to show a steady, pumping beat washed over by his varied vocal intensity.

Conversely, Cloud Nothings’ “For No Reason” distinguishes itself as the lighter fare with an enthusiastically paced dance tune, catchy vocal hooks and overlapping guitar riffs. While not as complex as Toro y Moi’s A-side, it’s a refreshing reminder Carpark can have fun too. “I Will Talk To You”/”For No Reason” is available now exclusively through iTunes.

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I Will Talk To You – Toro Y Moi by Weirdbrowser.blogspot.com

Cloud Nothings “For No Reason” by carparkrecords