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A few months back, Toro y Moi surprise released Samantha, a 20-track mixtape featuring collaborations with Washed Out, Kool A.D., and Nosaj Thing. Today, the synthpop maestro takes his fans by surprise again with the release of not one, not two, not three, but four songs.
Chaz Bundick uploaded the collection of tracks onto SoundCloud with the tag “rare,” though as Stereogum points out, two of them (“3-4-12b” and “4-5-12b”) were put out alongside “Lyin (Pt. 1-4)”, a single which appeared on his 2013 split 7-inch with Dog Bite. The origins of the other two (“Couplegirls” and “2-1-12b”) are unclear, but their faded, groove-inflected style seems to recall his debut LP, 2010’s Causers of This.
Stream all four songs below.