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CAR SEAT HEADREST SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “VINCENT”, NEW ALBUM “TEENS OF DENIAL” COMING LATE SPRING 2016

February 25, 2016

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CAR SEAT HEADREST

SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE
“VINCENT”

“VINCENT” MARKS FIRST OFFICIAL RELEASE OFF THE FORTHCOMINGTEENS OF DENIAL, COMING LATE SPRING 2016

UPCOMING TOUR DATES (LISTED BELOW) INCLUDE SXSW, PRIMAVERA, PITCHFORK FESTIVAL, AND MORE

LISTEN: Full version (7:46) of “Vincent” via Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play

READ: Lyric annotations for “Vincent” via Genius

Car Seat Headrest (aka 23-year-old Will Toledo) today releases its first new song since the release of its 2015 Matador Records debut, Teens of Style, with a music video for “Vincent,” off the forthcoming 2016 release, Teens of Denial.  The visuals in the “Vincent” video, directed by Quinn George, echo the song’s lyrical ambivalence about partying and drinking, a commentary on the oft-depressing 20-something party scene written from the point of view of a hungover young man on the verge of adulthood.

Says Toledo, it’s about “Fighting to hold one’s place in the crowd, to hold one’s drink. It’s about shouting to be heard, but what’s the point, no one’s saying anything worth listening to.  It’s about wanting to leave but not wanting to go home. The music is too loud.”

By turns tender and caustic, empathetic and solipsistic, literary and vernacular, profound and profane, self-loathing and self-aggrandizing, “Vincent” whets the appetite for the rest the widely anticipated Teens of Denial, his first real “studio” album with an actual band and producer (more details coming soon!).  Its songs conjure a distinctly millennial mindset, a product of information overload, the loneliness it can foster, and the escape music can provide.  The whole thing flaunts a kind of conceptual, lyrical, and musical ambition that has been missing from far too much 21st-century music.

2015 Year-End Love for Teens of Style:
American Songwriter – Top 50 Songs of 2015 – #7
Aquarium Drunkard – 2015 Year In Review
Esquire – 2015’s 10 Most Overlooked Songs – #2
Newsweek – Top 20 Albums of 2015 – #4
Noisey – 50 Best Albums of 2015 – #42
NPR – 100 Favorite Songs of 2015
Paste Magazine – 50 Best Albums of 2015 – #14
Pitchfork – Album of the Year Honorable Mentions
Rolling Stone – 50 Best Albums of 2015 – #30
Stereogum – 50 Best Albums of 2015 – #39
Under The Radar – Top 100 Albums of 2015 – #35

Tour Dates:

2/25 – L’Antipode MJC – Rennes, FR
2/27 – La Malterie – Lille, FR
2/28 – Paridiso Kleine Zaal – Amsterdam, NL
3/14 – 3/19 – SXSW – Austin, TX
3/25 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
3/26 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
3/27 – The Cobalt – Vancouver, BC
3/13 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
6/1-6/5 – Primavera Sound Festival – Barcelona, ES
6/3 – Paloma – Nimes, FR
6/9 – NOS Primavera Sound Porto – Porto, PT
7/16 – Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago, IL
7/22 – Capital Hill Block Party – Seattle, WA

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