VIDEO : Algiers – “And When You Fall”

“The video focuses, albeit abstractly, on the idea of observation and surveillance in our society particularly in our cities via the relentless and invasive accumulation of information… The video takes reference from the step and repeat edits seen in Ernie Gehr’s ‘Serene Velocity,’ abstract streets scenes as observed by Peter Hutton’s ‘New York Portraits’ and the erratic patterns in Len Lye’s film ‘Free Radicals’ while also leaning towards the pace of Cabaret Voltaire’s 80’s video output.”

With Algiers’ current tour continuing at LA’s Roxy this evening, here’s the 4th video from Algiers’ widely acclaimed self-titled debut, the Lamb & Sea directed “And When You Fall”.

Algiers on tour :

Monday September 28: The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood CA#
Wednesday September 30: The Independent, San Francisco CA#
Friday October 2: Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT#
Saturday October 3: Larimer Lounge, Denver CO#
Monday October 5: Firebird, St. Louis MO#
Tuesday October 6: The Empty Bottle, Chicago IL#&
Wednesday October 7: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland OH
Thursday October 8: Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON
Friday October 9: Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal QC
Sunday October 11: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY#

* w/ Dark Blue
# w/ Bambara
& w/ ONO

Tuesday, October 27 – Loppen, Copenhagen DK*

Thursday, October 29 – Strom, Munich, DE

Friday, October 30 – Mousonturm, Frankfurt, DE

Saturday, October 31 – Badehaus Szimpla, Berlin, DE

Sunday, November 1 – Motolow, Hamberg, DE

Monday, November 2 – Gebaude 9, Cologne, DE

Tuesday, November 3 – Beautes Soniques Festival, Namar, BE

Wednesday, November 4 – AB Club, Brussels, BE

Friday, November 6 – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow, UK

Saturday, November 7 – Gulliver’s, Manchester, UK

Sunday, November 8 – The Hope, Brighton, UK

Monday, November 9 – The Lexington, London, UK

Tuesday, November 11 – Les Inrocks, Paris, FR

Wednesday, November 12 – Festival Les Indisciplines, Lorient, FR

Thursday, November 13 – La Cartonnerie, Reims, FR FREE SHOW
Friday, November 14 – Sonic Visions Festival, Luxembourg

Sunday, November 16 – La Coope, Cermont Ferrand, FR

Monday, November 17 – Le Ninkasi Cafe, Lyon, FR FREE SHOW
Wednesday, November 19 – Frion, Fribourg, CH

Thursday, November 20 – Palace, St Gallen, CH

*** W/ Girl Band

 

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(photo by Ren Photographie)

VIDEO : Kurt Vile – “Pretty Pimpin'” & “Wild Imagination” From Thursday’s “Conan”

Happy ‘b’lieve i’m goin down’ release day to one and all. From last night’s broadcast of TBS’ “Conan”, here’s Kurt with performances of “Pretty Pimpin'” and “Wild Imagination” (the latter being an internet exclusive) :

Tune in to KCRW today for Kurt Vile & The Violators live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am PDT / 2:15pm EDT. (89.9FM in Los Angeles, or listen and watch on KCRW.com)

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Yo La Tengo With Dave Schramm : Tour Starts Tonight

(video courtesy CBS This Morning)

(photo by Dennis Condren)

Just a reminder that Yo La Tengo’s massive acoustic tour (accompanied by Dave Schramm) in support of ‘Stuff Like That There’ kicks off tonight at Troy, NY’s Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. We realize there’s many exciting things to do in Troy (for instance, drive to Albany) and with that mind, felt it was super important to further highlight the first show of what should be a magically journey.

Wednesday, September 23 – Troy NY – Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Thursday, September 24 – Glenside PA – Keswick Theatre
Friday, September 25 – Washington DC – Lincoln Theatre
Saturday, September 26 – Durham NC – The Carolina Theatre of Durham
Sunday, September 27 – Atlanta GA – Variety Playhouse
Tuesday, September 29 – Pittsburgh PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
Wednesday, September 30 – Toronto ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Friday, October 2 – Montreal QC – Corona Theatre
Saturday, October 3 – Boston MA – The Wilbur Theatre
Saturday, October 10 – New York, NY – Kings Theatre*(w/ Special Guest Nick Lowe)
Thursday, October 15 – Dublin Ireland – National Concert Hall
Friday, October 16 – Glasgow Scotland – The Garage
Sunday, October 18 – Bristol UK – Colston Hall
Monday, October 19 – Coventry UK – Warwick Arts Center
Tuesday, October 20 – London UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Friday, October 23 – Paris France – La Cigale
Saturday, October 24 – Amsterdam Netherlands – Paradiso
Sunday, October 25 – Leuven Belgium – Het Depot
Tuesday, October 27 – Berlin Germany – Heimathafen
Wednesday, October 28 – Koln Germany – Kulturkirche
Friday, October 30 – Bologna, Italy – Teatro Antoniano
Saturday, October 31 – Rome, Italy – Parco Della Musica
Thursday, November 5 – Chicago IL – The Vic Theatre
Friday, November 6 – Madison WI – Barrymore Theatre
Saturday, November 7 – Minneapolis MN – Pantages Theatre
Monday, November 9 – Boulder CO – Boulder Theater*
Thursday, November 12 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Music Thing @ Observatory North Park
Friday, November 13 – Los Angeles CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Sunday, November 15 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre
Saturday, November 14 – San Francisco CA – The Masonic
Tuesday, November 17 – Eugene OR – WOW Hall
Wednesday, November 18 – Portland OR – Revolution Hall
Friday, November 20 – Seattle WA- Neptune Theatre
Saturday, November 21 – Vancouver BC – Vogue Theatre*

order ‘Stuff Like That There’ on LP or CD from The Matador Store, including bundle with tote + cassingle w/ 2 new unreleased tracks)

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STEVE GUNN NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR – ADDITIONAL DATES ANNOUNCED

Steve Gunn’s upcoming fall tour has several new dates to add as of today. Check out the full list below and plan accordingly.

Saturday September 19 & Sunday September 20 – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Bristol TN
Sunday October 18 – Monty Hall, Jersey City NJ*
Thursday October 22 –  First Unitarian Church – Side Chapel, Philadelphia PA #
Friday October 23 – Union Pool, Brooklyn NY #
Saturday October  24 – Union Pool, Brooklyn NY #
Sunday October 25 – Iron Horse, Northampton, MA #
Monday October 26 – Signal Kitchen, Burlington VT #
Tuesday October 27 – La Plante, Montreal, QC #
Thursday October 29 – The Great Hall, Toronto ON #
Friday October 30 – Marble Bar, Detroit MI #
Saturday October 31 – Constellation Room, Chicago IL #
Saturday November 7 – Untapped Festival, Dallas TX
Sunday November 8 – Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin TX
Thursday November 9 – Bearsville Festival, Woodstock NY @

* w/ Michael Chapman and Bridget St. John
# w/ James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg
@ w/ Woods

Online:
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https://www.facebook.com/therealstevegunn
https://twitter.com/SteveGunnMusic

MAJICAL CLOUDZ – NEW SONG “ARE YOU ALONE?”

(Devon Welsh photo by Sarah O’Driscoll)

The title track from the upcoming Majical Cloudz album ‘Are You Alone?’ was released earlier this morning. This is the second song released from the new album, which will be out officially on October 16th.

Majical Cloudz are playing NYC’s Nation Sawdust on October 21. Tickets are available here.

Preorder ‘Are You Alone?’ from The Matador Store, iTunes or Amazon.

Majical Cloudz online :
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Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m goin down… Full Album Stream Premieres Today

(photo by Marina Chavez)

This morning at 10am, the new Kurt Vile album, ‘b’ieve i’m going down…’ is co-premiering via Philadelphia’s WXPN, New York’s WFUV, Minneapolis’ KCMP and Seattle’s KEXP, along with the streaming player above. Later this week, Kurt will be appearing on TBS’ “Conan” on Thursday night, and performing the following day on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic”.

Below are shots of what the triple LP edition of ‘b’lieve i’m goin (deep) down…’. Aside from the packaging being equal parts elaborate/awesome, we’re gonna blow our own label trumpet (for a change) about the very high quality of the pressing, as manufacturing by the Czech Republic’s CZ Media. We’re painfully aware there’s been a number of (justifiable) complaints regarding quality control in a number of titles you’ve faithfully purchased of late, but we feel pretty confident you’re gonna be pleased with the results this time. And then there’s the musical contents (for which we bear no responsibility whatsoever and insist you send complaints directly to Kurt and/or Yelp).

Preorder from :
The Matador Store
UK orders
iTunes
Amazon
Kurt’s Store
Google Play

Kurt Vile on tour :

Friday October 2 Boston, MA – The Paradise * #
Saturday October 3 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Sunday October 4 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
Wednesday October 7 New York, NY – Webster Hall * #
Thursday October 8 Washington DC – 9:30 Club * #
Friday October 9 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer * #
Saturday October 10 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Sunday October 11 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Wednesday October 14 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theater %
Friday October 16 San Francisco, CA – Filmore %
Saturday October 17 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom %
Sunday October 18 Seattle, WA – The Showbox %
Wednesday October 21 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights * #
Friday October 23 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall * #
Saturday October 24 Detroit, MI – St Andrew’s Hall * #
Sunday October 25 Toronoto, ONT – Phoenix Theatre * #

Friday October 30 Paris, FR – Pitchfork Festival

Saturday October 31 Amsterdam, NL – London Calling @ Paradiso *
Sunday November 1 Brussel, Belgium – Autumn Falls @ AB-Box *
Tuesday November 3 Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahrlich *
Wednesday November 4 Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
Thursday November 5 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
Friday November 6 Stockholm, Sweden – Munchenbryggeriet *
Saturday November 7 Copenhangen, Demark – Amerbio *
Monday November 9 Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof *
Tuesday November 10 Koln, Germany – Gebaeude 9 *
Wednesday November 11 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2 *
Thursday November 12 London, UK – Electric Ballroom*
Friday November 13 Bristol, UK – Motion *
Sunday November 15 Dublin, EIR – Vicar Street *
Monday November 16 Glasgow, UK – ABC1 *
Tuesday November 17 Leeds, UK – Leeds Uni Stylus *
Wednesday November 18 Manchester, UK – The Ritz *
Friday November 20 Lucerne, CH – Sudpol *
Saturday November 21 Lyon, France – Epicerie Moderne *
Sunday November 22 Barcelona, Spain – Apolo *
Monday November 23 Madrid, Spain –
Penelope *
Tuesday November 24 Lisbon, Portugal – Armazem F *
Monday December 28 – Friday January 1 – The Falls Music & Arts Festival – Lorne, Marion Bay + New South Wales, Bryon Bay
Friday January 8 – Sunday January 10 Busselton, Western Australia – Southbound Festival
Sunday January 10 – Tuesday January 12 – Tauranga, New Zealand – McLaren Falls Park Music & Arts Festival
Thursday March 10 – London, UK – Roundhouse

* – with Waxahatchee
# – with Luke Roberts
% – with Cass McCombs and Heron Oblivion

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FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/kurtvileofphilly
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Algiers : Autumn Touring Starts Today

Algiers’ latest string of dates commences tonight at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall, followed by 3 weeks in Europe starting October 27 in Copenhagen. Ticket links can be found below :

Thursday September 17: Brighton Music Hall, Boston MA*
Friday September 18: The Mercury Lounge, New York NY*
Saturday September 19: Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia PA*
Sunday September 20: Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC*
Tuesday September 22: Terminal West, Atlanta GA#
Thursday September 24: Three Links, Dallas TX#
Friday September 25: The Sidewinder, Austin TX
Sunday September 27: Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ#
Monday September 28: The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood CA#
Wednesday September 30: The Independent, San Francisco CA#
Friday October 2: Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT#
Saturday October 3: Larimer Lounge, Denver CO#
Monday October 5: Firebird, St. Louis MO#
Tuesday October 6: The Empty Bottle, Chicago IL#&
Wednesday October 7: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland OH
Thursday October 8: Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON
Friday October 9: Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal QC
Sunday October 11: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY#

* w/ Dark Blue
# w/ Bambara
& w/ ONO

Tuesday, October 27 – Loppen, Copenhagen DK*

Thursday, October 29 – Strom, Munich, DE

Friday, October 30 – Mousonturm, Frankfurt, DE

Saturday, October 31 – Badehaus Szimpla, Berlin, DE

Sunday, November 1 – Motolow, Hamberg, DE

Monday, November 2 – Gebaude 9, Cologne, DE

Tuesday, November 3 – Beautes Soniques Festival, Namar, BE

Wednesday, November 4 – AB Club, Brussels, BE

Friday, November 6 – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow, UK

Saturday, November 7 – Gulliver’s, Manchester, UK

Sunday, November 8 – The Hope, Brighton, UK

Monday, November 9 – The Lexington, London, UK

Tuesday, November 11 – Les Inrocks, Paris, FR

Wednesday, November 12 – Festival Les Indisciplines, Lorient, FR

Thursday, November 13 – La Cartonnerie, Reims, FR FREE SHOW
Friday, November 14 – Sonic Visions Festival, Luxembourg

Sunday, November 16 – La Coope, Cermont Ferrand, FR

Monday, November 17 – Le Ninkasi Cafe, Lyon, FR FREE SHOW
Wednesday, November 19 – Frion, Fribourg, CH

Thursday, November 20 – Palace, St Gallen, CH

*** W/ Girl Band

 

order ‘Algiers’ direct from the Matador Store* on LP, CD or either with a t-shirt bundle, or prefer from one of the digital outlets below :

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(UK customers can order ‘Algiers’ from Resident, Piccadilly, Rough Trade or Jumbo).

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VIDEO: LOWER SHARES VISUAL COLLABORATIONS WITH RENOWNED CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS

Earlier today FACT premiered FIVE new music videos featuring each song on Lower’s latest release, I’m A Lazy Son…But I’m The Only Son.They had to say “The result is a visual version of the EP, with the exciting unpredictability that only comes with such an impressive roster.” The playlist below features these music videos that were directed by Dean Blunt (‘At The Endless Party’), Jonathan Horowitz (‘Keep Me In Mind’), Lasse Latz (‘The Rack’), Magnus Anderson & Cecilia Gerson (‘Hot & Bothered’) and Rirkrit Tiravanija (‘Nasty Business’).

I’m A Lazy Son…But I’m The Only Son is officially out today:
Matador Store: http://smarturl.it/LowerEP
Escho (Denmark only): http://escho.bigcartel.com/product/esc55

Here’s a gentle reminder that the band will be touring North America next month alongside Makthaverskan. Full list of dates below:
Saturday, October, 3 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY*
Sunday, October, 4 – Modern Sky Festival @ Rumsey Playfield, New York NY
Tuesday, October, 6 – Smiling Buddha, Toronto, Ontario*
Wednesday, October, 7 – La Vitrola, Montreal, Quebec*
Thursday, October, 8 – Great Scott, Allston, MA*
Friday, October, 9 – Ortlieb’s Lounge, Philadelphia PA*
Saturday, October, 10 – Strange Matter, Richmond VA*
Monday, October, 12 – PJ’s Lager House, Detroit MI*
Tuesday, October, 13 – Beat Kitchen, Chicago IL*
Wednesday, October, 14 – Ace of Cups, Columbus OH*
w/ Makthaverskan

VIDEO : Kurt Vile – “LIfe Like This”

Kurt Vile “Life Like This”. Directed by Adam Avilla.

As we’ve hopefully impressed upon you several times already, on September 25, we’re releasing Kurt Vile’s new album, ‘b’lieve i’m goin down’. The album’s second video, the animation-heavy, “Life Like This” can be seen above.

‘b’lieve i’m goin down..’is available on standard CD and double LP. A limited-edition triple LP expanded version*, b’lieve i’m goin (deep) down…, features 6 bonus tracks. iTunes and Amazon MP3 pre-orders both have an instant grat download of “Pretty Pimpin,” as well as two pre-order-only bonus tracks that disappear on release: “b’lieve i’m goin down” and “bad omens (no faders)”

(* – folks, we’ve taken some deserved heat for a number of quality control issues — some might say debacles, thanks for the bluntness — with some vinyl pressings in the last calendar year, but we’ve gone all the way to the Czech Republic to get this one right and feel really fucking great about the results)

Preorder from :
The Matador Store: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_down
UK orders
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_downi
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_downa
Kurt’s Store: https://kurtvile.merchtable.com/
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_dwng
Streaming: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_downs

Friday October 2 Boston, MA – The Paradise * #
Saturday October 3 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Sunday October 4 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
Wednesday October 7 New York, NY – Webster Hall * #
Thursday October 8 Washington DC – 9:30 Club * #
Friday October 9 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer * #
Saturday October 10 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Sunday October 11 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Wednesday October 14 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theater %
Friday October 16 San Francisco, CA – Filmore %
Saturday October 17 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom %
Sunday October 18 Seattle, WA – The Showbox %
Wednesday October 21 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights * #
Friday October 23 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall * #
Saturday October 24 Detroit, MI – St Andrew’s Hall * #
Sunday October 25 Toronoto, ONT – Phoenix Theatre * #

Friday October 30 Paris, FR – Pitchfork Festival

Saturday October 31 Amsterdam, NL – London Calling @ Paradiso *
Sunday November 1 Brussel, Belgium – Autumn Falls @ AB-Box *
Tuesday November 3 Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahrlich *
Wednesday November 4 Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
Thursday November 5 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
Friday November 6 Stockholm, Sweden – Munchenbryggeriet *
Saturday November 7 Copenhangen, Demark – Amerbio *
Monday November 9 Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof *
Tuesday November 10 Koln, Germany – Gebaeude 9 *
Wednesday November 11 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2 *
Thursday November 12 London, UK – Electric Ballroom*
Friday November 13 Bristol, UK – Motion *
Sunday November 15 Dublin, EIR – Vicar Street *
Monday November 16 Glasgow, UK – ABC1 *
Tuesday November 17 Leeds, UK – Leeds Uni Stylus *
Wednesday November 18 Manchester, UK – The Ritz *
Friday November 20 Lucerne, CH – Sudpol *
Saturday November 21 Lyon, France – Epicerie Moderne *
Sunday November 22 Barcelona, Spain – Apolo *
Monday November 23 Madrid, Spain –
Penelope *
Tuesday November 24 Lisbon, Portugal – Armazem F *
Monday December 28 – Friday January 1 – The Falls Music & Arts Festival – Lorne, Marion Bay + New South Wales, Bryon Bay
Friday January 8 – Sunday January 10 Busselton, Western Australia – Southbound Festival
Sunday January 10 – Tuesday January 12 – Tauranga, New Zealand – McLaren Falls Park Music & Arts Festival
Thursday March 10 – London, UK – Roundhouse

* – with Waxahatchee
# – with Luke Roberts
% – with Cass McCombs and Heron Oblivion

WEBSITE – http://kurtvile.com/
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/kurtvileofphilly
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/therealkurtvile
INSTAGRAM – https://instagram.com/kurtvile/
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VIDEO : Majical Cloudz – “Silver Car Crash”

(Devon Welsh photo by Sarah O’Driscoll)

Hi! We shot this video in Montreal with Neil Corcoran. We used his camera as well as my friend Kyle’s camera. It’s very home-made, shot quickly.
I mainly believe in videos as an expression of the artist(s) themselves, and this is the video I wanted to make. It’s not flashy or spectacular, but I think it does the mood of the band justice, which is most important to me. In any case, I made it myself so that it feels good to put it out.
– Devon Welsh

Above : Earlier today, the new video for Majical Cloudz’ “Silver Car Crash” (taken from the upcoming ‘Are You Alone’,) premiered via Paper Magazine.

Majical Cloudz are playing NYC’s Nation Sawdust on October 21. Tickets are available here.

Preorder ‘Are You Alone?’ from The Matador Store, iTunes or Amazon.

Majical Cloudz online :
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CAT POWER UK SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT

She’s back! Cat Power has announced three UK shows, including two at London’s St. John-at-Hackney Church and one at Manchester’s Albert Hall. This will be her first return to the UK since November 2014. Tickets for these shows will be on sale on Friday at 9am.

All tour dates and ticket links below:

Tuesday, September, 1 – Cargo at Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno NV
Wednesday, September, 2 – Gundlach – Bundschu Winery – Sonoma CA
Friday, September, 4 – Rio Theatre – Santa Cruz CA
Saturday, September, 5 – Burger-A-Go-Go 2, Santa Ana CA
Sunday, September, 6 – Belly Up – Solana Beach CA
Wednesday, September, 9 – Webster Hall, New York
Thursday, September, 10 – Paradise Rock Club, Boston
Friday, September, 11 – College Street Hall Music, New Haven
Tuesday, October, 27 –  Albert Hall , Manchester
Wednesday, October, 28 – St. John-at-Hackney Church , London
Thursday, October, 29 – St. John-at-Hackney Church , London


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Coming October 30 : Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Style

“Something Soon”, directed by Jason Reid

Earlier this year, Chris Lombardi began bugging the rest of us with Bandcamp links to someone or something called Car Seat Headrest. After getting over the initial shock of Chris circulating Bandcamp links, it was like, HELLO RABBIT HOLE. As it turned, Car Seat Headrest is the adopted moniker of 22 year old Will Toledo, previously of Leesburg, VA, currently ensconced in Seattle, WA. While we’ve been puttering around in record label hell, Will’s banged out no fewer than 11 straight-to-internet albums in the past 5 years and they’re nothing short of amazing. Whatever limited notion we’ve had of bedroom recording / solo / no-fi auteur-isms was pretty much blown to bits by the quality of Will’s songs, if not the staggering stylistic range. That we’re not the only ones thoroughly obsessed with the Car Seat Headrest ouevre is less of a surprise — w/ zero label or rock biz backing, Will’s amassed a substantial, more than slightly fanatical following. We’d have been skeptical, too, had we not heard the stuff!

Fast forward to Autumn, 2015 and we’re releasing Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Teens Of Style’ on October 30, an album featuring revised versions of songs from  ‘3’ (2010), ‘My Back Is Killing Me Baby’  (2011), and ‘Monomania’ (2012). Calling it a primer on Car Seat Headrest doesn’t really do justice to the emotional wallop packed by this album, but since it wouldn’t be technically incorrect, you can go right ahead (provided you specifically reference the emotional wallop).

A new Car Seat Headrest studio album, ‘Teens Of Denial’, follows in early 2016. I’d say we’re losing our minds over this stuff except that could be used as grounds to wrest control of the company away from us, so let’s just leave it at we-couldn’t-be-more-thrilled to introduce you to the world of Will Toledo (unless no introduction is necessary, in which case you already know why we’re making such a big deal about this)

photo by Chona Kasinger

TRACKLISTING:
1. Sunburned Shirts
2. The Drum
3. Something Soon
4. No Passion
5. Times to Die
6. psst, teenagers, take off your clo
7. Strangers
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

preorder ‘Teens Of Style’ from the following :

The Matador Store
iTunes
Bandcamp
Amazon
Google

Car Seat Headrest at CMJ

Wednesday, October, 14 – New York, NY – CMJ at Pianos (Kanine / Collide Party)
Wednesday, October, 14 – New York, NY – CMJ at Santo’s Partyhouse (NME Party)
Thursday, October, 15 – New York, NY – CMJ at Cake Shop (NYC Taper Party)
Friday, October, 16 – Brooklyn, NY – CMJ at Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn Vegan Party)
Friday, October, 16 – Brooklyn, NY – CMJ at Rough Trade (Aquarium Drunkard Party)
Saturday, October, 17 – Brooklyn, NY – CMJ at Space 89 (Urban Outfitters Party)

November / December tour

Friday, November, 27 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry*
Saturday, November, 28 – Madison, WI – The Frequency*
Sunday, November, 29 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
Monday, November, 30 – Detroit, MI – The Loving Touch*
Tuesday, December, 1 – Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar
Wednesday December, 2 – Montreal, QC – Le Ritz
Friday, December, 4 – Cambridge, MA – The Lizard Lounge*
Saturday, December, 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right*
Sunday, December, 6 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
Monday, December, 7 – Washington, DC – DC9*
Tuesday, December, 8 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter*
Thursday, December, 10 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl*
Friday, December, 11 – Nashville, TN – High Watt*
Saturday, December, 12 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo*

* w/ NE-HI

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