Toro Y Moi and Astronauts, etc. cover Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’

The pair begin their tour of America and Australia next week

Toro Y Moi and Astronauts, etc. have teamed up to cover Elton John’s hit song ‘Rocket Man’.

Astronauts, Etc. is the moniker of Toro Y Moi’s touring keyboard player, Anthony Ferraro. The pair recorded the cover ahead of their upcoming tour of America and Australia, which begins September 19.

Listen to the cover below:


The song was famously ‘covered’ by William Shatner, who recorded a spoken word version of the song at the Science Fiction Film Awards in the 1970s.

Toro Y Moi, aka Chaz Bundick, recently released a surprise 20-track free download hip-hop collection entitled ‘Samantha’, via his Instagram account.

‘Samantha’ was recorded in Berkeley, California between January 2012 and August 2015, according to Pitchfork, and features collaborations with Washed Up, Kool A.D and SAFE amongst others.

You can download the album in full via Dropbox, here.


There are a couple of tracks on the collection that have been previously released or played live, including ‘2 Late’, which features Kool A.D and SAFE, and was launched back in June. Most of the collection, however, is previously unreleased material and spans the last two Toro Y Moi albums as well as ‘Michael’, the debut release under the ‘Les Sins’ moniker.

Toro Y Moi’s previous release was April 2015’s ‘What For?’, his fifth studio album.