Car Seat Headrest

Locals Only Artist of the Month - February 2018

February 2, 2018

Will Toledo had a massive 2016. His band Car Seat Headrest gained critical acclaim for the album Teens of Denial, a followup to the 2015 LP Teens of Style, and ended up at the top of nearly everybody's "Best of the year" lists. 

No stranger to success, the now seven-piece band (which happens to include members from fellow Seattleites, Naked Giants), is releasing a reworked, reimagined, and rerecorded version of Toledo's 2011 indie release Twin Fantasy.  

On the original record, Toledo played every instrument himself, recorded it with a laptop microphone, and self-released the work on Bandcamp. Now, a mainstay on the festival circuit, his music transcending praise from internet forums and entering the realm of the "mainstream," Toledo has the budget, the personnel, and the time to finish what he originally felt was a concept album.

“It was never a finished work,” Toledo says, “and it wasn’t until last year that I figured out how to finish it.”

The reworked Twin Fantasy hits the shelves February 16 via Matador Records.

Car Seat Headrest plays four shows in Washington this year.

04/11 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory

04/12 - Tacoma, WA - Real Art

04/13 - Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo

04/14 - Olympia, WA - Capitol Theater