Chazwick Bundick gets pegged as a shape-shifter, his releases indexed via such-and-such stylistic dalliance du jour. But the tonal throughline of his output as Toro Y Moi easily overshadows his dabbling ways, which, not unlike the music’s charms, tend to be subtle anyway. Anything in Return (Carpark) breaks from the relatively organic baroque-pop fever-dream of 2011’s Underneath the Pine to revisit the synthetic mod-R&B and muted electro-funk of 2010’s Causers of This (why is he so atrocious at naming things?) and boasts increasingly prominent vocal hooks that help make it his stickiest album to date. But the cumu-lative effect is still that hazy soft-prog mood. While chillwave has demonstrated more staying power as a joke than a genre, Toro’s assembled disc-ography may be the strongest case for it as a specific, surpri-singly versatile aesthetic. It’s vaguely lush, vaguely poppy, and you can vaguely dance to it. After all, what’s French for “wave,” again?
Mon., Feb. 11, 8:30 p.m., $15, with Wild Belle, Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 215-232-2100, utphilly.com.