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Not long ago TOLEDO released a surfy indie rock banger called “FOMO”. Literally translating to “fear of missing out”, the Brooklyn-based duo in a press release stated that the single was “the first song [they] wrote and recorded while quarantined together in [their] hometown of Newburyport, Massachusetts.”

“Every morning started the same: a very brief meditation and a short session of Yoga with Adriene,” the duo added. “The resulting mindfulness was usually short-lived and followed by late nights of drinking and Buffy reruns.”

TOLEDO are best known for their cozy, even-tempered sound, which catapulted Daniel Álvarez de Toledo and Jordan Dunn-Pilz to prominence in 2019 via the massive success of their debut EP, Hotstuff. The band’s laid-back pop fetish draws a nod towards French Kicks and Real Estate—with a Tame Impala gouge.

Laden with propulsive, time-shifting rhythm, memorable melodies, and the twosome’s signature splash of whimsy, the band’s latest offering brightly captures the mental ups and downs of quarantine. The song resonates with vivid, fun moments just before the crisis went out of hand and injects elements of hope and positivity.

“‘FOMO’ pokes fun at this quarantine lifestyle, but at the end of the day gives voice to a genuine desire to be more present.”

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Stream “FOMO” below.

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