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Toro y Moi Announces Les Sins Tour, Coming to Miami During Basel Week 2014

When Toro y Moi came to downtown Miami's Grand Central in December, every hipster in the tri-county area went into fits. The Brooklyn artist played to a sold-out crowd while even more fans were left out in the (metaphorical South Florida) cold.

If you were a member of the unlucky, left-out lot, you may have a chance at redemption, but there is a catch ... Toro y Moi isn't exactly booked for a return, though you can catch mastermind Chaz Bundick's new dance project, Les Sins, on its inaugural tour at Bardot.

See also: Toro y Moi: "Soon, No One Will Ask Me About Chillwave Anymore"

Les Sins' 2014 Tour Dates

October 25 KCRW Masquerade (Park Plaza), Santa Monica, CA

November 12 Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, British Columbia

November 13 1015 Folsom, San Francisco, CA

November 15 Q Nightclub, Seattle, WA

November 20 Verboten, Brooklyn, NY

November 21 Coda, Toronto, Ontario

November 22 Le Belmont, Montreal, Quebec

December 03 U Street Music Hall, Washington, D.C.

December 04 Bardot, Miami, FL

December 05 Smart Bar, Chicago, IL

December 06 Vulcan Gas Company, Austin, TX

The 11-date tour comes on the heels of Les Sins' first music video, "Bother," a playful visual starring what Family Guy calls a "wacky inflatable arm-flailing tube man."

The yellow airdancer seems to be Les Sins' mascot of sorts, also appearing on the cover for debut album, Michael.

Featuring 11 tracks and guest vocals from Nate Salmon, Michael is set to be released on the day of the Miami show. And for those without a calendar, the show will also land amid Art Basel Miami Beach week.

Undoubtedly, considering the confluence of special occasions, Bundick will be riding high and a high-energy performance should be expected. (We're crossing our fingers for an extended setlist.)

True, Les Sins is not the shoegaze romanticism of Bundick's well-established breakout project, but early releases indicate an instrumental sound not so far from his classic stuff. (Plus, Pitchfork reported that the project is an homage to the late graphic designer Paul Rand, who would have been 100 this summer.)

So rest assured, Bundick is sticking to his art-house roots.

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Les Sins. Thursday, December 4. Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Call 305-576-7750 or visit bardotmiami.com.

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.