Written by Brett Ruffenach //
Chaz Bundick is a busy man. Between writing music for his solo-project-turned-rock-band Toro y Moi, touring around the world in support of their most recent album What For? (read our community review here) and even taking that band to the Trona Pinnacles to record and release their own Pink Floyd-inspired album Live From Trona (watch the live film here), it’s hard to believe Bundick has the time to work on his electronic side project Les Sins.
Conceived in 2010, Les Sins has evolved into an excellent expansion of Bundick’s musical tastes, filling the gaps between a quirky indie-rock singer-songwriter and a foot-stomping electronic producer. His debut LP under the Les Sins moniker, Michael, was released on his own Company Records in late 2014, led by the album’s infectious single “Bother”.
As a DJ, Bundick blends familiar elements of French electronic, pop, house and 90’s hip-hop to create a rhythm guaranteed to keep your body moving. On tracks like “Grind” and “Why”, he demonstrates a deep understanding of how pop, soul, house and disco can mix together, creating a familiar, yet unique sound. Having seen both Toro y Moi and Les Sins perform in the past year, I’d take the latter any day.
This Friday, Les Sins pays a visit to The New Parish in Oakland for a DJ set with support from San Francisco’s own Taraval, a recent signee to Four Tet’s Text Records (you can listen to his debut EP Streetways here), and DJ Nina Sol, an Oaklander known for her eclectic sets as well as her genre-bending style. Tickets are available for $25, or you could win a pair of tickets by submitting your full name and email below.
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• IdleFox: August 16th (TUE) @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
• Chuck Mosley & Friends: August 18th (THUR) @ Great American Music Hall
• The Coathangers: August 19th (FRI) @ The Independent
• Glen David Andrews: August 19th (FRI) @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
• The Muffs & The Rubinoos: August 20th (SAT) @ Slim’s
• Panic Is Perfect & Dangermaker: August 20th (SAT) @ Great American Music Hall
• Vetiver (Mollusk Moods special trio set): August 20th (SAT) @ The Chapel
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