Published Sep 01, 2015Since 2010, Virginia-bred/Seattle-based songwriter Will Toledo has pumped out 11 DIY albums under his Car Seat Headrest moniker on Bandcamp. Now, all that hard work has paid off, as the 22-year-old's next album will be get a significantly more high-profile release. He has signed to Matador, and Teens of Style will be out through the label on October 30.
For listeners who haven't heard Car Seat Headrest's past work, this album acts as a primer of sorts, as nearly all of the songs are touched-up versions of cuts from the albums Monomania (2012), My Back Is Killing Me Baby (2011) and 3 (2010).
An announcement from Matador explains, "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." Scroll past the tracklist below to watch a video for "Something Soon," directed by Jason Reid, and to hear the track "No Passion."
This retrospective collection will be followed by a brand new album called Teens of Denial in 2016. In the meantime, Teens of Style can be pre-ordered from the links listed here.
Car Seat Headrest's fall tour schedule is below. The itinerary includes Toronto and Montreal shows in December, plus a pile of U.S. dates.
Teens of Style:
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
10/14 New York, NY - Pianos (CMJ)
10/14 New York, NY - Santo's Partyhouse (CMJ)
10/15 New York, NY - Cake Shop (CMJ)
10/16 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right (CMJ)
10/16 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade (CMJ)
10/17 Brooklyn, NY - Space 89 (CMJ)
11/27 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry *
11/28 Madison, WI - The Frequency *
11/29 Chicago, IL - Schubas
11/30 Detroit, MI - The Loving Touch *
12/01 Toronto, ON - Silver Dollar
12/02 Montreal, QC - Le Ritz
12/04 Cambridge, MA - The Lizard Lounge *
12/05 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right *
12/06 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's *
12/07 Washington, DC - DC9 *
12/08 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter *
12/10 Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
12/11 Nashville, TN - High Watt *
12/12 St. Louis, MO - The Demo *
* with NE-HI