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Chaz Bundick + Geoff McFetridge

As the songwriter and frontman of Toro y Moi, Chaz Bundick has produced a string of critically acclaimed records variously described as anything from “chillwave” to “electro-R&B” to “garage pop.” His highly anticipated new album What For? is due out next month. Geoff McFetridge is a multi-disciplinary artist and director whose work has been shown in galleries and museums around the world, and featured in films such as Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides and Spike Jonze’s Her. Though only casually acquainted, the two artists find a deep connection in the following Thread discussing the importance—and possible extinction—of subcultures, the slippery essence of authenticity, and when it is—and is not—appropriate to wear Birkenstocks.

“Sometimes I find myself saying, ‘Screw it. I’m wearing my Birkenstocks to my DJ set tonight.’”


“As a creative person it is your right to be free. Sometimes being free means announcing to the world that you are not participating, living up to no expectations but the ones you have for yourself.”


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Photos by Andrew Paynter