Legaspi: Pitchfork Music Festival Day 3: Toro y Moi and HEALTH
Special Pitchfork Music Festival Contributor
Chaz Bundick’s Toro y Moi may have started as a lo-fi bedroom-recorded affair, but while they still tread dreamy, chilled-out vibes, their sound has grown live, befitting their later-slot billing. Bundick’s summery keyboard bounce and falsettos, along with some added funked-up rhythms gave the set more drive than their previous tours. While fans filled the area, moving to the grooves, I also spotted Tyler the Creator at the side of the stage, moving as much as his cast would allow, to the rhythms.
HEALTH lived up to their all-caps name with full-throttle vitality, making sure their fans were rawked hard during their musical assault. Hurtling about the stage, their tribal-beat laden, guitar squalling compositions careened at a frenetic, off-kilter teetering pace. Bassist John Famiglietti dizzily whipped his bass and head around, his long hair windmilling about throughout the set, while guitarist/vocalist Jacob Duzsik and guitarist Jupiter Keys spastically pogo’d about, occasionally falling to their knees before springing up for more. Marking the last Blue Stage performance of the night, HEALTH was an exuberant storm of noise, and a welcome, hard-driving ending to cap off the fest.