New Music

Car Seat Headrest – “Nervous Young Inhumans”

The latest offering from Car Seat Headrest’s reputable catalog is more pop-oriented than most anything Will Toledo and the band have put out in past years. Whereas a good amount of their surrounding output has a foundational punk edge or overarching touch of influence from whimsical indie rock precursors like The Kinks, “Nervous Young Inhumans”…

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Best of 2016

5 Best Artist Discoveries of 2016

As part of our year-end wrap up, we decided to make a list of our top five (non-local/regional) artists that we were pumped to find in 2016. Car Seat Headrest  Looking back on 2016 from an indie music fan perspective, this year will be seen as the year that Car Seat Headrest first broke. The…

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Road Trip

Five Most Anticipated Acts of Pitchfork Festival: Friday

Last year was my first ever Pitchfork Festival experience, and let me tell you, it’s something I’ll never forget.  The bands, the food, the city, and just the overall vibe of the festival, all come together to make one of my favorite music festivals – period.  The Chicago-based music festival boasts phenomenal lineups year after…

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Album Review

Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial

Recording under the moniker Car Seat Headrest, Will Toledo has self-released eight albums between 2010 and 2015. He finally made his major label debut last year with Teens of Style, a collection of reimagined tracks from his previous albums, now performed with fuller arrangements. This year, he has a new batch of songs with an even more expansive sound…

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Opinion

The Bandcamp Era

Car Seat Headrest recently rolled out a “Greatest Hits” of sorts. Well, the bandcamp lo-fi version of what a greatest hits compilation would be. The album is called Teens of Style and it raises at least a couple of interesting questions: What do we do with all this lo-fi music laying around Bandcamp that previously independent…

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