Toro y Moi, the project of Bay Area-based artist Chaz Bear, has signed to Dead Oceans. Along with the news, he’s also announced that a new Toro y Moi album is slated for release in 2022 via the new label.
“I’m excited to begin this next chapter with Secretly / Dead Oceans!” Bear said in a statement. “Throughout the years they’ve continually maintained a conscious eye on the state of independent music and are pushing the boundaries of popular music. Thanks again to all my fans and supporters in making it this far with my music, your love and time is appreciated!”
Dead Oceans co-founder Phil Waldor commented: “Toro y Moi’s music has been omnipresent in our lives for over a decade now. Chaz has so many fans at Dead Oceans, and we’ve daydreamed a lot about what it would be like to get to work together. Chaz has such creative ambitions for Toro y Moi, and we can’t believe we get to wake up every day not just as fans, but as partners in his next chapter.”
Toro y Moi’s last studio album, Outer Peace, was released in 2019 via Carpark.