Car Seat Headrest readies LP for Matador, tours (2016)

Matador Records announced that it will release Car Seat Headrest’s Teens of Denial on May 20.  Teens of Denial is the thirteenth album in Car Seat Headrest’s (aka 23-year-old Will Toledo) oeuvre, second on Matador, and first to be recorded in a proper studio with a full band and producer (Steve Fisk).

On Denial, Toledo moves from bedroom pop to something approaching classic-rock grandeur and huge (if detailed and personal) narrative ambitions, with nods to the Cars, Pavement, Jonathan Richman, Wire, and William Onyeabor.   By turns tender and caustic, empathetic and solipsistic, literary and vernacular, profound and profane, self-loathing and self-aggrandizing, he conjures a specifically 21st century mindset, a product of information overload, the loneliness it can foster, and the escape music can provide.

After teasing Teens of Denial in February with the release of single “Vincent,” today Car Seat Headrest drops its second single off Denial, the hugely hooky “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales.” Says Toledo, the song is about “post-party melancholia. Wishing to either be a better person or care less about the whole deal. Going home alone, in poor condition.  The ‘killer whales’ bit is inspired by Blackfish, which is a depressing film.”

3/25 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

3/26 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre

3/27 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt

3/30 – Reno, NV – The Holland Project

3/31 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop

4/1 – Los Angeles, CA – Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

4/3 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place

5/23 – Washington, DC – Black Cat

5/28 – Amsterdam, NL – London Calling

5/29 – Gent, BE – Big Next

5/30 – Paris, FR – L’Espace B

5/31 – Lyon, FR – Le Sonic

6/1-6/5 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound Festival

6/3 – Nimes, FR – Paloma

6/4 – Düdingen, CH – Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival

6/6 – Ravenna, IT – Beaches Brew

6/8 – Toulouse, FR – Le Saint des Seins

6/9 – Bordeaux, FR – Rock School Barbey

6/11 – Porto, PT – NOS Primavera Sound Porto

6/14 – Berlin, DE – Privatclub

6/17 – Dresden, DE – Beanpole

6/18 – Hamburg, DE – Molotow

6/20 – Brighton, UK – The Hope

6/21 – London, UK – 100 Club

6/22 – Manchester, UK – The Deaf Institute

6/23 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast

6/26 – Beuningen, NL – Down The Rabbit Hole

6/28 – Lund, SE – Mejeriet

6/29 – Stockholm, SE – Debaser Strand

6/30 – Gothenberg, SE – Pustervik

7/16 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival

7/22 – Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party

7/28 – Victoria, BC – Eventide Victoria

 

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