Car Seat Headrest : Unmissable In Austin (Because They’re Playing Continuously)

SXSW 2016 is bringing spectacles to Austin including but not limited to keynote speeches by Barack and Michelle Obama, a 100 foot “Mr. Robot” Ferris Wheel and the Joe Scarborough Band opening for The Cult (thanks to Ira Kaplan for plucking that gem out of the blue). Since all of that stuff is super ho-fucking-hum, however, Car Seat Headrest will be playing the Live Entitlement Music Capital Of The World no fewer than 10 times between Monday the 14 and Saturday the 19.

3/14 – Barracuda (AV Club party) – 5pm
3/14 – Hotel Vegas (Do512 party) – 8pm
3/16 – Hype Hotel (yvynyl & Stadiums and Shrines party) – 1pm
3/16 – Central Presbytarian Church (Under The Radar party) – 10pm (official SXSW event, badge or wristband likely required for entry)
3/17 – Barracuda (Pitchfork party) – 1:50pm
3/17 – Space 24 (Urban Outfitters party) – 6pm
3/18 – Spotify House – 3pm
3/18 – Hole In The Wall (Stereogum party) – 7pm
3/19 – Cheer Up Charlie’s (Brooklyn Vegan party) – 12pm
3/19 – End of an Ear in-store – 3pm

(Car Seat Headrest, Tiny Desk session, footage courtesy NPR)

previously announced dates :

Friday, March 25 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
Saturday, March 26 – Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, March 27 – The Cobalt, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, June 9 – Saturday June 11 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, ES
Friday, June 10 – Paraque de Cidade, Porto, PT
Saturday, July 16 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL

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Car Seat Headrest – “Vincent”, New Dates


“Vincent” – directed by Quinn George

“Fighting to hold one’s place in the crowd, to hold one’s drink. It’s about shouting to be heard, but what’s the point, no one’s saying anything worth listening to. It’s about wanting to leave but not wanting to go home. The music is too loud.”

Along with some new confirmed live dates (below), Tuesday sees the premiere of a new Car Seat Headrest song, “Vincent”, taken from the forthcoming new album, ‘Teens Of Denial’ (details forthcoming). The above video is an edited version of the song ; the full 7 minute, 46 second version can be heard any of the streaming and/or download services listed below.

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TOUR DATES:

Tuesday February 23: Dalston Victoria, London (UK) TICKETS
Wednesday February 24: La Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris (F) TICKETS
Thursday February 25: La Route du Rock Winter, Rennes (F) TICKETS
Friday February 26: Festival Generig @ Zone Art, Besançon (F) TICKETS
Saturday February 27: La Malterie, Lille (F) TICKETS
Sunday February 28: Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL) 7pm show* TICKETS

Monday, March 14 – Barracuda (AV Club party), Austin TX (day)
Monday, March 14 – Hotel Vegas, Austin TX (day)
Wednesday, March 16 – Central Presbyterian Church, Austin TX (official SXSW event – badge/wristband most likely required for entry)
Wednesday, March 16 – Hype Hotel, Austin TX
Thursday, March 17 – Space 24, Austin TX (day)
Thursday, March 17 – Barracuda, Austin TX (day)
Friday, March 18 – Spotify House, Austin TX (day)
Friday, March 18 – Hole In The Wall, Austin TX (day)
Saturday, March 19 – Cheer Up Charlie’s, Austin TX (day)
Saturday, March 19 – End of an Ear, Austin TX (day)
Friday, March 25 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
Saturday, March 26 – Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, March 27 – The Cobalt, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, June 9 – Saturday June 11 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, ES
Friday, June 10 – Paraque de Cidade, Porto, PT
Saturday, July 16 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL

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VIDEO: Car Seat Headrest’s Tiny Desk Concert for NPR


In the latest Tiny Desk Concert, Will Toledo aka Car Seat Headrest had a little help from his friends as well as one of the tiniest drum sets that I’ve ever seen. Set list includes: “The Drum”, “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales” and “Sober To Death”. You might notice that one of those songs is new… You also might not notice. Maybe you can’t take a hint.

UK/EUROPE TOUR DATES:

Thursday February 18: ACUD, Berlin (D) TICKETS
Friday February 19: Ideal Bar, Copenhagen (DK) TICKETS
Saturday February 20: Aalhaus, Hamburg (D) TICKETS
Sunday February 21: Botanique, Brussels (B) TICKETS
Tuesday February 23: Dalston Victoria, London (UK) TICKETS
Wednesday February 24: La Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris (F) TICKETS
Thursday February 25: La Route du Rock Winter, Rennes (F) TICKETS
Friday February 26: Festival Generig @ Zone Art, Besançon (F) TICKETS
Saturday February 27: La Malterie, Lille (F) TICKETS
Sunday February 28: Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL) 7pm show* TICKETS

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PRIMAVERA SOUND 2016 PORTO: ALGIERS, CAR SEAT HEADREST & SAVAGES ANNOUNCED

Yup, that’s right. Algiers, Car Seat Headrest and Savages are heading to sunny Porto for Primavera this year.

“The spirit felt on the stages and on the grass of the Parque da Cidade for three days is the spirit of the city of Porto. An open city in constant mutation, that loves to give and receive. It is here that NOS Primavera Sound starts. It is in the heart of the city that we welcome the audience that arrives to enjoy every proposal that NOS Primavera Sound and Porto have to offer.”

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PRIMAVERA SOUND 2016 BARCELONA: ALGIERS, CAR SEAT HEADREST, SAVAGES & STEVE GUNN ANNOUNCED

Algiers, Car Seat Headrest, Savages and Steve Gunn are all joining this incredible line up in Barcelona for Primavera festival this year, June 1st – June 5th. More info regarding specific days and stage times to come.

“Primavera Sound reveals the line-up for its forthcoming edition. The programme of events will take place mainly in the Parc del Fòrum of Barcelona from Wednesday 1st to Saturday 4th June and will be complemented by a large number of concerts in various sites in the Raval neighbourhood, which means that music will be on offer for the whole week. More than 150 bands and artists that will dazzle audiences and complete the outstanding offer with a multitude of genres in which there will be something for everyone.”

More details / tickets: http://www.primaverasound.es

Car Seat Headrest : West Coast North American Dates In January

(video courtesy KEXP)

Prior to a bunch of previously announced European dates in February, Car Seat Headrest kick off a run up and down the western side of North America starting with Saturday’s sold out show at Seattle’s Sunset Tavern. Dates and ticket links below :

North America :

Saturday, January 9 – Sunset Tavern, Seattle WA SOLD OUT
Monday, January 11 – The Bartlett, Spokane WA
Tuesday, January 12 – The Wild Buffalo, Bellingham WA
Wednesday, January 13 Neurolux, Boise, ID
Thursday, January 14 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, January 15 – Hi Dive, Denver CO
Sunday, January 17 – Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ
Monday, January 18 – The Casbah, San Diego CA
Tuesday, January 19 – Bootleg Bar, Los Angeles CA
Wednesday, January 20 – The Independent, San Francisco CA
Thursday, January 22 – Sam’s Bond’s Garage, Eugene OR
Friday, January 23 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR
Sunday, January 24 – The Colbalt, Vancouver BC, Canada

UK/EUROPE TOUR DATES:

Thursday February 18: ACUD, Berlin (D) TICKETS
Friday February 19: Ideal Bar, Copenhagen (DK) TICKETS
Saturday February 20: Aalhaus, Hamburg (D) TICKETS
Sunday February 21: Botanique, Brussels (B) TICKETS
Tuesday February 23: Dalston Victoria, London (UK) TICKETS
Wednesday February 24: La Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris (F) TICKETS
Thursday February 25: La Route du Rock Winter, Rennes (F) TICKETS
Friday February 26: Festival Generig @ Zone Art, Besançon (F) TICKETS
Saturday February 27: La Malterie, Lille (F) TICKETS
Sunday February 28: Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL) 7pm show* TICKETS

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CAR SEAT HEADREST UK/EU TOUR DATES 2016

Will Toledo will be gracing Europe with his presence for the second time EVER in February next year. See dates and ticket links below:

Thursday February 18: ACUD, Berlin (D) TICKETS
Friday February 19: Ideal Bar, Copenhagen (DK) TICKETS
Saturday February 20: Aalhaus, Hamburg (D) TICKETS
Sunday February 21: Botanique, Brussels (B) TICKETS
Tuesday February 23: Dalston Victoria, London (UK) TICKETS
Wednesday February 24: La Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris (F) TICKETS
Thursday February 25: La Route du Rock Winter, Rennes (F) TICKETS
Friday February 26: Festival Generig @ Zone Art, Besançon (F) TICKETS
Saturday February 27: La Malterie, Lille (F) TICKETS
Sunday February 28: Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL) 7pm show* TICKETS

Car Seat Headrest – ‘Teens Of Style’ Out Today, New January Dates Announced

(Sonic Boom, Seattle, 10/29/15)

It would be no exaggeration to say the amount of critical acclaim that’s greeted today’s release of Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Teens Of Style’ has been equal parts awesome and overwhelming. For us, anyway.  If yesterday’s KEXP session is anything to go by Will Toledo’s ALL BUSINESS when it comes to this kinda thing and while “unflappable” in the dictionary used to have a picture of a bird encased in rubber bands, it will now feature a sketch of Will.  Preferably one of those Wall St. Journal style sketches, I’ve always liked those.

Anyhow, what oughta be a national sensation has now grown into a full-fledged INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT.  Check the dates below.

Tuesday, November 17 – London UK – Servant Jazz Quarters
Friday, November 20 – Paris, France – Espace B
Saturday, November 21 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Le Guess Who Festival
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*
Sunday, December 13 – The Lookout, Omaha NE
Saturday, January 9 – Sunset Tavern, Seattle WA
Monday, January 11 – The Bartlett, Spokane WA
Tuesday, January 12 – The Wild Buffalo, Bellingham WA
Wednesday, January 13  Neurolux, Boise, ID
Thursday, January 14 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, January 15 – Hi Dive, Denver CO
Sunday, January 17 – Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ
Monday, January 18 – The Casbah, San Diego CA
Tuesday, January 19 – Bootleg Bar, Los Angeles CA

* w/ NE-HI

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Via NPR First Listen : Stream Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Teens Of Style’

Car Seat Headrest at Santo’s Party House, NYC, 10/14/15 (photo by Anton Corbjin-Bernsen)

In advance of the October 30 release of Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Teens Of Style’, the full album is being streamed via the auspices of NPR’s First Listen :

NPR Music’s Lars Gottrich opines this collection of CSH songs reworked “captures the compact symphonies bouncing around Will Toledo’s brain” (“smart guitar-pop music for loners and weirdos who can’t help but overshare their loneliness and weirdness with the world…the 22-year-old is openly self-aware, yet his writing is universal in the way it captures boredom, lovesickness and anxiety”). We’re not inclined to argue (and if we were, we’d not have quoted Lars in the first place)

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remaining Car Seat Headrest at CMJ shows :

Thursday, October, 15 – New York, NY – CMJ at Cake Shop (NYC Taper Party)
Thursday, October, 15 – New York, NY – Elvis’ Guesthouse (Beggars Radio 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 Outfitter Party)
Saturday , October 17 – New York, NY – Pianos (Bowery Presents Party)

November / December tour

Tuesday, November 17 – London UK – Servant Jazz Quarters
Friday, November 20 – Paris, France – Espace B
Saturday, November 21 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Le Guess Who Festival
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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VIDEO : Car Seat Headrest – “Times To Die”

(photo by Chona Kasinger)

Car Seat Headrest “Times To Die”. From the album ‘Teens Of Style’ (out October 30) ; “a meditation on Judaism, Hinduism, the Book of Job, fancy restaurants, and the music business”. Visual by Marisa Gesualdi.

Please note the updated tour itinerary below includes CSH’s first European dates.

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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)
Thursday, October, 15 – New York, NY – Elvis’ Guesthouse (Beggars Radio 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 Outfitter Party)
Saturday , October 17 – New York, NY – Pianos (Bowery Presents Party)

November / December tour

Tuesday, November 17 – London UK – Servant Jazz Quarters
Friday, November 20 – Paris, France – Espace B
Saturday, November 21 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Le Guess Who Festival
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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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

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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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