I finally saw Car Seat Headrest live for the first time last night, even though Will Toledo’s been releasing music under the name for over five years, and it was real good! It was a CMJ show, which means it’ll always be a little truncated and feel a bit rushed, but he seems to have really gelled with his new Seattle-based lineup after years of working either solo or with a revolving door of members. They played “the hits,” which at this point just amount to the two singles — “Something Soon” and “Times To Die,” the only ones the very-large audience seemed to really know — and a few other tracks from his deep discography and the band’s upcoming Teens Of Denial, out early next year. But before we get to that record of all-new material, we have this one of reworked and re-recorded tracks, mainly from 2011’s My Back Is Killing Me Baby and 2012’s Monomania. Check out our interview and overview about Car Seat Headrest’s origins while you listen to Teens Of Style. It’s great.
Teens Of Style is out 10/30 via Matador Records.