The phrase “side project” probably feels pejorative to Chaz Bundick, who treats his techno project Les Sins with the same amount of musical affection as his most famous endeavour Toro Y Moi. So it's probably that “Sweet Tea,” Chaz Bundick's “sweet ass weirdo pop jam” from his new endeavour Sides of Chaz, is rough around the edges on purpose. It's full of a scraggly, almost free-form energy descended from lo-fi demo tapes, determined to shine while retaining its raw sonics. While his solos and organs and drums seem to stumble charmingly over each other, Bundick belts out a wry, creased take on luv entreaties: “Give me someone close to hold onto/I don't wanna be my friend no more.”
Bundwick's Sides of Chaz Sweet Tea/Take My Car 7" is out December 10th on Fork and Spoon Records; preorder here.