Car Seat Headrest in the news – Dec. 2017

“‘Beach Life-In-Death’ is a 13-minute whopper that moves through various movements and eventually bursts into a cathartic explosion at the end.”

DIY, Dec. 14, 2017

“…the 13-minute cut dips in and out of numerous genres, but there’s always a subtle surfy vibe rolling underneath.”

–Ben Kaye on Consequence of Sound, Dec. 13, 2017

“…an essential piece of listening.”

–Wes Martin on Collide, Dec. 13, 2017

“…it moves through various passages, distorted and racing at first, then quieting down before bursting back open into a cathartic rush of a final act.”

–Ryan Leas on Stereogum, Dec. 13, 2017

“Best New Track: ‘Beach Life in Death’”

Pitchfork, Dec. 13, 2017

 

Leesburg considers acquiring golf course

The Leesburg Town Council is considering acquiring the Westpark Golf Course, which has been a mainstay of the rapidly growing town for almost a half-century.

A standing-room-only crowd packed the council chambers as residents who live near the golf course implored the council to acquire it and keep it as open space. More than 100 people filled the room after learning that the property is for sale, and that it is zoned for commercial and residential development.

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The Washington Post, Nov. 4, 2017

Car Seat Headrest in the news – Oct. 2017

“Played to mourners were Ankle Shackles by King Creosote; Cosmic Hero by Car Seat Headrest; Kennedy by The Wedding Present; Somewhere Only We Know by Lily Allen; Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers and most aptly of all, Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now by his beloved Smiths.”

Chortle re: funeral of comedian Sean Hughes, Oct. 24, 2017

“This is not a well written song; this is an essential work of art.”

–Jackson Radley re: “Beach Life-in-Death” on medium.com, Oct. 20, 2017

“Yet rather than deficits, the singer-songwriter turns his nearly somnambulant stage presence and droning voice into virtues. ”

–Michael Toland in Austin Chronicle, Oct. 8, 2017

“Will Toledo is not a rockstar. But he knows how to read a crowd.”

Austin American-Statesman, Oct. 7, 2017

“The Seattle-based quartet rolls Pavement hooks and guitar jams into Toledo’s ennui-drenched narratives, late-night streetlight anthems for a new generation of the cynically restless and bored slouching toward melodic escape.”

–Doug Freeman in The Austin Chronicle, Oct. 7, 2017

“Their indie bedroom confession rock ripped at Sound On Sound Fest last year. ”

–Eric Webb on Austin 360, Oct. 7, 2017

Douglass School pitches in to help hurricane victims

Over the past few weeks, Douglass School has taken the lead in a relief effort to help students in a Florida community that was devastated by Hurricane Irma last month. The project has given the students an opportunity to look past their own struggles, imagine what it would be like to lose everything and consider what they can do to help.

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The Washington Post, Oct. 1, 2017

Supervisors punt on Confederate statue control

The Loudoun Board of Supervisors will not seek authority from the Virginia General Assembly in January to move or remove a statue of a Confederate soldier that stands in front of the county courthouse.

On Wednesday, the supervisors narrowly defeated a motion by Board Chair Phyllis J. Randall (D-At Large) to request that the General Assembly amend state law to give the county discretion over the bronze statue, which was erected in 1908. Under state law, Virginia localities are not permitted to “disturb or interfere with” war memorials.

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The Washington Post, Sept. 22, 2017

Case of the disappearing wineglasses

Breaux Vineyards opened the spring wine-tasting season this year with a supply of 2,000 high-end crystal wineglasses manufactured by Riedel. The popular winery in western Loudoun County has only about 200 of them left.

Customers are stealing them, company Vice President Jen Breaux said.

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The Washington Post, Sept. 17, 2017

Parking garage project plagued by sinkholes

Two sinkholes that formed during the construction of a parking garage for the Loudoun County courts complex on the Pennington lot in downtown Leesburg have set the project back by about five months and raised the cost by more than $5 million.

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The Washington Post, Sept. 10, 2017