Car Seat Headrest’s Matador debut Teens Of Style made it onto our top albums of the year list even though it’s a loosely strung together highlights reel of his storied Bandcamp output, so suffice to say we’re excited to see where Will Toledo goes next with a minor-league budget and some extra fire under his ass to prove his worth on his new label. Thankfully we won’t have to wait too long for the results as his follow-up, Teens Of Denial, is due out later this year.
“Vincent” is the first we’re hearing from that album, and Toledo’s ambition bleeds through the song, which comes attached to a video that personifies the manic energy of the track into a protagonist who downs a few too many and gets into a dark headspace. We’ve all been there! Here’s what Toledo says the track is about: “Fighting to hold one’s place in the crowd, to hold one’s drink. Shouting to be heard, but what’s the point, no one’s saying anything worth listening to. Wanting to leave, not wanting to go home. Music is too loud.” Listen and watch below.
Teens Of Denial is out later this year via Matador Records. The full version of “Vincent” is available to buy and stream: