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Car Seat Headrest Officially Share Final Version of “War Is Coming (If You Want It)”

"This is a song about not murdering people." - Will Toledo

Aug 14, 2017

Car Seat Headrest (aka Will Toledo and band) recently shared a new track, "War Is Coming (If You Want It) [March Mix]," via Bandcamp, with all proceeds going to the Transgender Law Center. At the time it was pointed out that a different, official version of the song would be released at some point and here it is.  More

Aug 04, 2017

Car Seat Headrest (aka Will Toledo and band) has shared a new track, "War Is Coming (If You Want It) [March Mix]." It's available on Bandcamp, with all proceeds going to the Transgender Law CenterMore

May 17, 2017

Middle Kids are a promising new Australian band who are signed to Domino and released their self-titled debut EP via the label back in February. Now the Sydney band have covered Car Seat Headrest's "Fill in the Blank" (from Teens of Denial) for a SiriusXMU radio session.  More

Austin City Limits 2017 Lineup: Gorillaz, The xx, Angel Olsen, First Aid Kit, Spoon, and More

Plus: Glass Animals, Cut Copy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, Solange, The Killers, Run the Jewels, Car Seat Headrest, and Others

May 04, 2017

Austin City Limits have announced the lineup of their 2017 festival to go down in the Texas capitol this October. The event is headlined by Gorillaz, The xx, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Martin Garrix, and Chance the Rapper.  More

Apr 19, 2017

Car Seat Headrest (aka Will Toledo and band), released their new albumTeens of Denial, last year via Matador. Last night, in between performing at Coachella's two weekends, Car Seat Headrest stopped by Conan to perform "Unforgiving Girl (She's Not An)." More

Bonnaroo 2017 Lineup Announced - U2, The xx, Future Islands, Tegan and Sara, and More

Plus Glass Animals, The Weeknd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Car Seat Headrest, Kevin Morby, and Others

Jan 11, 2017

Bonnaroo have announced their 2017 lineup. The festival goes down in Manchester, Tennessee from June 8-11 and this year, their 16th year, the lineup includes U2 performing The Joshua Tree (which was announced on Monday),  More

Dec 01, 2016

Car Seat Headrest (aka Will Toledo and band), released their new album, Teens of Denial, back in May on Matador.  More

Nov 14, 2016

Legendary singer/songwriter/poet Leonard Cohen's death was announced on Thursday even though he actually died last Monday. More

Sep 06, 2016

Car Seat Headrest (aka Will Toledo and band), released their new album, Teens of Denial, back in May on Matador. No stranger to covering other artist's songs live, Toledo covered Frank Ocean's "Ivy" last night at St. Louis' Ready Room. More

Aug 26, 2016

Car Seat Headrest (aka Will Toledo and band), released their new album, Teens of Denial, back in May on Matador. Last night they finally made their network television debut by performing "Fill in the Blank" on The Late Show with Stephen ColbertMore

Listen: Car Seat Headrest Share New Song – “Does It Feel Good (to Say Goodbye?)”

From New Short Film Loudini That Features the Band’s Will Toledo

Aug 19, 2016

Car Seat Headrest (aka Will Toledo and band), released their new album, Teens of Denial, back in May on Matador. Now the band has shared a new song entitled "Does It Feel Good (to Say Goodbye?)." It's taken from the soundtrack to a new short film, Loudini, that's been produced by Ray-Ban Films and features a cameo from Toledo as a busker.  More

Jul 19, 2016

Car Seat Headrest (aka Will Toledo and band), released their new album, Teens of Denial, back in May on Matador. The band performed a session for the Minnesota public radio station The Current, during which they performed a cover of David Bowie's "Blackstar," the title track to the late icon's final album, released this past January.  More

May 23, 2016

Car Seat Headrest (aka Will Toledo and band), just released their new album, Teens of Denial, on Matador. At last night's show in Philadelphia the band covered two songs, Radiohead classic "Paranoid Android" (from 1997's OK Computer) and Sufjan Stevens' "Impossible Soul" (from 2010's The Age of Adz). More

Car Seat Headrest Covers Radiohead’s “Pyramid Song”

Teens Of Denial out 5/20 via Matador

Apr 18, 2016

Car Seat Headrest's Will Toledo has shared his cover of Radiohead's song "Pyramid Song." More

Watch: Car Seat Headrest - “Fill In The Blank” Video

Teens Of Denial out 5/20 via Matador

Apr 11, 2016

Car Seat Headrest has shared a Mad Lib-like lyric video for their latest single,"Fill In The Blank." More

Anatomy of a Song: Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest on “The Ending of Dramamine”

Car Seat Headrest Are Performing at Under the Radar's Official Nighttime SXSW Showcase Wednesday at 10 PM

Mar 15, 2016

A song is a chance overlapping of countless variables in an artist's life. Anatomy of a Song is a place where those variables can be dissected and examined. In this edition, Car Seat Headrest frontman/main creative force Will Toledo writes about "The Ending of Dramamine." More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Events: Car Seat Headrest, Hinds, Eleanor Friedberger, and More

Everything Everything, Caveman, Still Corners, Julien Baker, Sunflower Bean, Petite Noir, Fear of Men, Yuck, Gwenno, Girls Names, Cullen Omori, TEEN, and Others to Play

Mar 04, 2016

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2016 events: two day parties on Wednesday, March 16 and Thursday, March 17 and one official nighttime showcase on Wednesday, March 16. The lineups include Car Seat Headrest, Julien Baker, Hinds, Eleanor Friedberger, Everything Everything, Caveman, Still Corners, Yuck, Sunflower Bean, Petite Noir, Girls Names, Gwenno, MONEY, Cullen Omori, TEEN, Mass Gothic, Younghusband, and more. More

Watch: Car Seat Headrest - “Vincent” Video

Taken From Forthcoming Teens of Denial on Matador

Feb 23, 2016

Car Seat Headrest (aka Will Toledo and band), released their proper debut full-length, Teens of Style, last year on Matador and he has a new one, Teens of Denial, due out soon. Now he's shared a video for "Vincent." It's a four-minute radio edit of a near eight-minute long song. Quinn George directed the clip, which features a guy getting extremely drunk intercut with footage of Toledo performing the song. More

Feb 08, 2016

Car Seat Headrest (aka Will Toledo and band), released their proper debut full-length, Teens of Style, last year on Matador. Now the band has stopped by NPR's offices to perform a Tiny Desk ConcertMore

Under the Radar Announces November/December Issue with EL VY on the Cover

Issue 55 Also Includes Interviews with Julia Holter, Kurt Vile, Neon Indian, Martin Courtney, The Dears, John Grant, Bruce Campbell on Ash vs Evil Dead, the Cast of Back to the Future, and More

Nov 13, 2015

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the November/December 2015 issue, which is available digitally now (via the magazine apps Zinio and Readly), has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It will also soon be available digitally via Under the Radar's app, as well as Readbug and Kindle. The issue features EL VY (Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls) on the cover.  More


Interviews

Car Seat Headrest

Melodies and Memories

Feb 12, 2016

Speaking to Will Toledo, the 23-year-old mastermind of Car Seat Headrest, as he's preparing to release his Matador debut Teens of Style, culled from his 11 Bandcamp releases over the course of five years, feels a bit awkward.  More


Reviews

Teens of Denial

Teens of Denial

Matador

May 06, 2016

Will Toledo, the young creator of Car Seat Headrest, used to prefer anonymity, releasing 11 self-recorded albums on Bandcamp without pretense or assignation of image. His identification with slacker youth trying to find something meaningful to grab onto has gradually made him one of their emissaries.  More

Teens of Style

Teens of Style

Matador

Nov 05, 2015

Car Seat Headrest is the moniker of Will Toledo, a young Virginia musician who has been self-releasing albums on his Bandcamp page for years. He makes lo-fi, fuzzy pop-rock, with an emphasis on "lo." His first release for a label, Teens of Style, is a collection of reworked songs from his musical past, and he has an album of new material set to be released next year.  More