In mid-2009, Toro y Moi was signed to Carpark Records, on which he released his first full-length album Causers of This in January 2010. His second album, Underneath the Pine, was released on February 22, 2011. He was chosen by Caribou to perform at the ATP Nightmare Before Christmas festival that they co-curated in December 2011 in Minehead, England.On September 13, Toro y Moi released an EP titled Freaking Out, featuring a cover of “Saturday Love” by Cherrelle and Alexander O’Neal.
In January 2013, Toro y Moi released his third studio album, Anything in Return, which he described as having “sort of a ’90s dance mix sound.” According to him, the album “was definitely influenced by lots of different types of house, from deep house to two-step […] The chords [‘Harm in Change’ and ‘Say That’] use—that’s just something I’ve been a fan of for a while. I really wanted to mess around with those kinds of elements and revisit what I did on Causers [of This], but make those elements a little bit better and more apparent.”[The album was called “highly indebted to the late sacrosanct hip-hop producer J Dilla” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. In promotion of Anything in Return, Toro y Moi has embarked on a tour across North America and Europe, which started on May 27, 2013 in George, Washington and ended on November 10 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Toro y Moi also has a dance side project named Les Sins. In February 2013, Toro y Moi was named one of Fuse’s thirty must-see artists at SXSW.
In the studio, he utilizes a Roland JX-3P, a Moog, and multiple soft synths.