WATCH: Meet Car Seat Headrest, Destruction Enthusiast, in the “Something Soon” Video
Eleven self-released lo-fi albums in, Will Toledo has graduated from the bedroom to the studio.
Will Toledo’s Car Seat Headrest moniker may sound a bit nonsensical at first, but it’s not so strange once you learn that he originally recorded the vocals for his numerous self-released albums from within the family car (likely staring at—yep—a car seat headrest). Toledo is only twenty-two now, but after putting a band together and moving to Seattle last year, Matador has taken notice, and recently signed him to a two-album deal.
First up is Teens of Style, a collection of tracks from the last few years that have been re-recorded in the studio, and after that is Teens of Denial, an LP of new songs. To go along with the announcement, Toledo has shared the video for “Something Soon,” which invites us into his moody, distorted world with some good ol’ fashioned senseless vandalism.
Car Seat Headrest are heading out on a tour to celebrate the announcement, including a series of dates with Ne-Hi. Those dates, as well as the Teens of Style track listing and cover, are below.
Teens of Style track list
1. Sunburned Shirts
2. The Drum
3. Something Soon
4. No Passion
5. Times to Die
6. psst, teenagers, take off your clo
8. Maud Gone
9. Los Borrachos (I Don’t Have Any Hope Left, But the Weather is Nice)
10. Bad Role Models, Old Idols Exhumed (psst, teenagers, put your clothes back o)
11. Oh! Starving
Car Seat Headrest tour dates
14 – New York, NY – CMJ at Pianos (Kanine / Collide Party)
14 – New York, NY – CMJ at Santo’s Partyhouse (NME Party)
15 – New York, NY – CMJ at Cake Shop (NYC Taper Party)
16 – Brooklyn, NY – CMJ at Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn Vegan Party)
16 – Brooklyn, NY – CMJ at Rough Trade (Aquarium Drunkard Party)
17 – Brooklyn, NY – CMJ at Space 89 (Urban Outfitters Party)
27 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry*
28 – Madison, WI – The Frequency*
29 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
30 – Detroit, MI – The Loving Touch*
1 – Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar
2 – Montreal, QC – Le Ritz
4 – Cambridge, MA – The Lizard Lounge*
5 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right*
6 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
7 – Washington, DC – DC9*
8 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter*
10 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl*
11 – Nashville, TN – High Watt*
12 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo*
* with NE-HI
Teens of Style is out October 30, and Teens of Denial will be out in mid-2016.