In Teens Of Denial, Car Seat Headrest made one of the best indie rock albums of the year. And when you make one of the best indie rock albums of the year, you get to do things like playing on The Tonight Show with members of the Roots backing you up. That’s what Car Seat Headrest did last night, playing a searching and thoughtful version of their single “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales.” Will Toledo wore his sharpest clothes, and keyboardist James Poyser’s organs lent the song a bit of a “Like A Rolling Stone” feel. It’s a great rendition of a great song, and it remains very cool that this type of thing can appear on a major television network on a random weeknight. Watch it below.
Teens Of Denial is out now on Matador.