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Car Seat Headrest
Car Seat Headrest
Car Seat Headrest, 100 Club, 2016.jpg
Will Toledo performing with Car Seat Headrest at 100 Club in London, England in June 2016
Background information
Origin Leesburg, Virginia, United States
Genres
2010-present
Labels Matador
Website carseatheadrest.bandcamp.com
Members
  • Will Toledo
  • Ethan Ives
  • Andrew Katz
  • Seth Dalby

Car Seat Headrest is an American indie rock band originally from Leesburg, Virginia, United States, currently based in Seattle, Washington. Begun as a solo recording project in 2010 by William James Toledo Barnes (born August 23, 1992), known professionally as Will Toledo, Car Seat Headrest released 12 albums on the music platform Bandcamp. Signed to Matador Records in 2015, Car Seat Headrest began a tour in 2016 presenting material from their latest album Teens of Denial as a full band. Toledo's work is notable for its large online cult following. The group has received attention from publications including Pitchfork,[1]Rolling Stone,[2]The New Yorker and Paste,[3] amongst others.[4]

History

2010-14: Bandcamp beginnings, Twin Fantasy

Car Seat Headrest began as the project of Will Toledo, who chose the name "Car Seat Headrest" due to his decision to record the vocals of his first albums in the back seat of his car for privacy. Toledo's production has gradually grown less lo-fi, but he still remains an effective example of the DIY ethic.

Toledo saw a large influx of new fans with his 2011 release Twin Fantasy, which has become the most popular of his self-released albums.

2015-present: Matador, Teens of Style, Teens of Denial

In September 2015, Car Seat Headrest announced on his Facebook page that he had signed an album deal with Matador Records.[5] In October 2015, Car Seat Headrest released the compilation album Teens of Style under the label, his first album that was not self-released via Bandcamp.

A new album created with traditional studio processes, Teens of Denial, was released on May 20, 2016.[6]

An alternate mix of Car Seat Headrest's 2017 single "War Is Coming (If You Want It)" was available for one day only on Bandcamp with profits going to the Transgender Law Center. A significantly different final version of the track was released ten days later. [7]

Style

AllMusic biographer Mark Deming wrote that Car Seat Headrest created "moody and introspective lo-fi pop tunes that are melodic but structurally ambitious at once".[8] Deputy News Editor of Pitchfork Jeremy Gordon states on new album Teens of Denial "Will Toledo reaffirms that he is ahead of the pack as an imaginative singer-songwriter, capable of crafting dynamic indie rock." [9]

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[10]
US
Alt

[11]
US
Heat

[12]
US
Indie

[13]
US
Rock

[14]
BEL
(FL)

[15]
NED
[16]
UK
[17]
1
  • Released: May 1, 2010
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: DL
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2
  • Released: June 1, 2010
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: DL
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3
  • Released: July 16, 2010
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: DL
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4
  • Released: August 16, 2010
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: DL
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
My Back Is Killing Me Baby
  • Released: March 26, 2011
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CS, DL
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Twin Fantasy
  • Released: November 2, 2011
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, CS, DL
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Monomania
  • Released: August 1, 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, DL
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Nervous Young Man
  • Released: August 23, 2013
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: DL
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Teens of Style
  • Released: October 30, 2015
  • Label: Matador (OLE-1088)
  • Format: CD, CS, DL, LP
-- -- 19 -- -- 117 -- --
Teens of Denial
  • Released: May 20, 2016
  • Label: Matador (OLE-1091)
  • Format: CD, DL, LP
180 16 3 15 22 121 82 198
Twin Fantasy (Face to Face)
  • Released: February 16, 2018
  • Label: Matador
  • Format: CD, DL, LP
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
"--" denotes album that did not chart or was not released

Compilation albums

  • Little Pieces of Paper With "No" Written on Them (2010)
  • Disjecta Membra (2013)[18]

Extended plays

  • Starving While Living (2012)[19]
  • How to Leave Town (2014)[20]

Singles

Year Title MEX
Air.
[21]
Album
2015 "No Passion" -- Teens of Style
"Something Soon"[22] --
"Times to Die" --
2016 "Vincent" 42 Teens of Denial
"Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales" --
"Fill in the Blank" --
"Destroyed by Hippie Powers" --
2017 "War Is Coming (If You Want It)"[23] -- Non-album single
"Beach Life-In-Death" -- Twin Fantasy (Face to Face)
2018 "Nervous Young Inhumans"[24] --

References

  1. ^ "Car Seat Headrest: Teens of Style | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. October 28, 2015. Archived from the original on January 11, 2016. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ Hermes, Will (2015-11-02). "Car Seat Headrest Teens Of Style Album Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2016-01-11. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "The 50 Best Albums of 2015 :: Music :: Lists :: Paste". Pastemagazine.com. Archived from the original on 2016-01-11. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "Car Seat Headrest Grows up on Bandcamp". The New Yorker. November 2, 2015. Archived from the original on November 25, 2015. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ we got a label Archived 2018-01-15 at the Wayback Machine.. September 1, 2015. Facebook.
  6. ^ Coming May 20 : Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Denial Archived 2016-03-27 at the Wayback Machine.. March 24, 2016. Matador Records.
  7. ^ Rettig, James (August 14, 2017). "Car Seat Headrest - "War Is Coming (If You Want It)"". Stereogum. Archived from the original on August 15, 2017. 
  8. ^ Deming, Mark. "Car Seat Headrest | Biography & History". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 9 June 2016. Retrieved 2016. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-23. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ "Car Seat Headrest - Billboard 200". Archived from the original on 2016-05-18. 
  11. ^ "Car Seat Headrest - Billboard Alternative Albums". Archived from the original on 2016-08-13. 
  12. ^ "Car Seat Headrest - Billboard Heatseekers". Archived from the original on 2016-08-13. 
  13. ^ "Car Seat Headrest - Billboard Independent Albums". Archived from the original on 2016-08-13. 
  14. ^ "Car Seat Headrest - Billboard Rock Albums". Archived from the original on 2016-08-13. 
  15. ^ "Discografie Car Seat Headrest". ultratop.be/nl/ Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2016-09-20. 
  16. ^ "Dutch Charts - Car Seat Headrest". dutchcharts.nl. Archived from the original on 2016-09-16. 
  17. ^ Peaks of Car Seat Headrest in the United Kingdom:
  18. ^ Elliot, Sean (2013-08-31). "Nervous Young Man by Car Seat Headrest". The Daily Album. Archived from the original on 2016-06-23. Retrieved . 
  19. ^ "Starving While Living | Car Seat Headrest". Carseatheadrest.bandcamp.com. Archived from the original on 2016-05-04. Retrieved . 
  20. ^ "How To Leave Town | Car Seat Headrest". Carseatheadrest.bandcamp.com. Archived from the original on 2016-06-01. Retrieved . 
  21. ^ "Car Seat Headrest - Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 2016. 
  22. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: SubModern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Archived from the original on October 6, 2016. Retrieved 2016. 
  23. ^ Rettig, James (August 14, 2017). "Car Seat Headrest - "War Is Coming (If You Want It)"". Stereogum. Archived from the original on August 16, 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  24. ^ "Future Releases on Alternative Radio Stations". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on January 15, 2018. Retrieved 2018. 

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