Car Seat Headrest in the news – June 2021

“While some of us patiently wait for a studio version of the ripping take on Lou Reed’s ‘Waves of Fear’ that Car Seat Headrest brought to Brooklyn Steel in 2018, we have a four-song covers EP from Will Toledo to tide us over, including his bouncy take on David Bowie’s Station to Station classic ‘Golden Years.'”

–Jason Lipshutz & Joe Lynch on Billboard, June 28, 2021

“June’s EPs double down on the new direction, enjoying newfound energy in ‘Running Up That Hill’ and inviting unlikely collaboration in a re-work with Superorganism.”

–James Reynolds on The Indiependent, June 24, 2021

“Car Seat Headrest share ‘Making A Door Less Open’ remix and cover EPs”

–Matthew Neale on NME, June 23, 2021

“A year on since the release of ‘Making A Door Less Open’, Car Seat Headrest are sharing two new EPs consisting of influences for the band’s 12th studio album and remixes of its tracks.”

DIY Magazine, June 22, 2021

“Car Seat Headrest are dropping not one but two digital-only EPs today – MADLO: Influences and MADLO: Remixes.”

–Logan Blake on Spin, June 22, 2021

“Last year, Car Seat Headrest released the underrated Making A Door Less Open. Today, Will Toledo has put out two new EPs attached to the album, one called MADLO: Influences and the other MADLO: Remixes.”

–James Rettig on Stereogum, June 22, 2021

“MADLO: Influences includes covers of David Bowie’s ‘Golden Years’, Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’, Nine Inch Nails’ ‘March of the Pigs’, and the Who’s ‘Substitute.'”

–Konstantinos Pappas on ourculture, June 22, 2021

“MADLO: Remixes features reworks by Superorganism, Scuba, yeule, Dntel, and 1 Trait Danger.”

–Evan Minsker 0n Pitchfork, June 22, 2021

Car Seat Headrest in the News – Nov. 2020

“Following the release of their 12th studio album ‘Making A Door Less Open’, Car Seat Headrest performed lead single ‘Can’t Cool Me Down’ live on Jimmy Fallon the other night.”

DIY Magazine, Nov. 21, 2020

“Crammed in a small bedroom, Will Tolledo and the rest of the band performed their single ‘Can’t Cool Me Down’, from Car Seat Headrest’s most recent album Making a Door Less Open.”

–Konstantinos Pappis on ourculture, Nov. 21, 2020

“As opposed to the high-end production complementing James Blake’s own Thursday night performance on Fallon, CSH opted for a bare-bones, DIY approach as the band members crammed into a small bedroom.”

–Alex Young on Consequence of Sound, Nov. 20, 2020

“‘Can’t Cool Me Down’ is off of CSH’s stellar 2020 LP, Making A Door Less Open. The Tonight Show play saw the band performing remotely in their first television appearance since the album arrived in May.”

–Nate Todd on JamBase, Nov. 20, 2020

“In a small apartment, Will Toledo and the band (including masked member Trait) played “Can’t Cool Me Down” from Car Seat Headrest’s latest album Making a Door Less Open.”

–Madison Bloom on Pitchfork, Nov. 20, 2020

“I’m sure it wasn’t intentional, but this smart, low-budget performance aired opposite Foo Fighters and their stadium-status light show playing on Colbert.”

–Tom Breihan on Stereogum, Nov. 20, 2020

Car Seat Headrest in the news – June 2020

“Frontman and songwriter for the indie rock giants Car Seat Headrest, Will Toledo is an avid user of Fender Telecasters.”

ultimate-guitar.com, June 22, 2020

“The sum total of their efforts is a thrilling left turn from a deeply consistent yet wildly unpredictable band.”

–Chris DeVille on Stereogum, “The 50 Best Albums of 2020 So Far,” June 10, 2020

“Singer-songwriter Will Toledo discusses new album ‘Making A Door Less Open'”

–Kyle Meredith on Consequence of Sound, June 5, 2020

Car Seat Headrest in the news – May 2020

Making A Door Less Open is unpredictable, ambitious, and unapologetic—and that’s a good thing.”

–Darren DeVivo on WFUV (New York), May 25, 2020

“Car Seat Headrest’s new album, ‘Making a Door Less Open,’ debuted to the biggest sales of the band’s career when it was released earlier this month.”

–Allison Stewart in The Washington Post, May 14, 2020

“Album of the Week: Car Seat Headrest, ‘Making A Door Less Open'”

–Mac Wilson on the current, May 11, 2020

“Nine Songs: Car Seat Headrest”

–Alex Wisgard on The Line of Best Fit, May 8, 2020

“Making A Door Less Open is an album of reflection and one that looks at the choices and desires we encounter over our lives.”

–Matty Pywell on Gigwise, May 7, 2020

“The Restless, Stressed-Out Genius of Car Seat Headrest”

–Simon Vosick-Levinson in Rolling Stone, May 6, 2020

“It seems that going forward each project will not always be for everyone, but it will always be brave, and always be worth a listen.”

–Alex Crowley on Underscore Part 3, May 2, 2020

Making a Door Less Open is his breakout moment.”

–Will Hodgkinson in The Times, May 1, 2020

“Car Seat Headrest have delivered a collection of songs on ‘Making A Door Less Open’ that show that you can leap a chasm in one jump as long as you are brave enough to imagine it.”

–Mark Gannon on Backseat Mafia, May 1, 2020

“It is somehow a perfect mix of all the things you might love from past Car Seat Headrest albums and some wild new stuff that they are doing for the first time.”

–Steven on 107.7 the end, May 1, 2020

“The Story Behind Every Song On Car Seat Headrest’s New Album Making A Door Less Open”

–Michael Tedder on Stereogum, May 1, 2020

“A weird and wonderful new offering…”

–Elly Watson on DIY, May 1, 2020

“It’s another Toledo-driven performance that is accurately conceived, perfectly delivered and flecked with enough nooks and crannies for their fans to get lost in.”

–Jack Whatley on Far Out, May 1, 2020

“…on the band’s latest album, Making a Door Less Open, frontman Will Toledo turns his trademark sound upside down by building sometimes spare earworms with synths, drum machines and samples.”

–Robin Hilton on NPR’s All Songs Considered, May 1, 2020

“Toledo has realised that he can take the band’s sound anywhere he can imagine – and that’s exactly what he’s done on Making A Door Less Open.”

–Rob Hakimian on Beats Per Minute, May 1, 2020

“Lo-fi indie heroes take an ambitious left turn on twelfth album.”

–Lucy O’Toole on Hot Press, May 1, 2020

“Making a Door Less Open, at its best recalls Talking Heads.”

–Steven Ovadia on Northern Transmissions, May 1, 2020

“Lyrically, it’s more of the sharp wit and cynicism that’s come to characterise his songwriting – exhaustion quickly reveals itself as the record’s thematic anchor – but its overall sound is somewhat beguiling, with Toledo welcoming in a whole new range of textures and electronics from outside of the usual Car Seat Headrest sphere.”

–Niall Flynn on Huck, May 1, 2020

“Die-hard fans will find enough new sounds and ideas to keep them occupied, while casual listeners will be relieved to learn that, despite everything, this is still a Car Seat Headrest record, which is usually good news.”

–Nils Heutehaus on Nothing But Hope and Passion, May 1, 2020

“The new album runs rife with experimentation.”

–James Crowley in Newsweek, May 1, 2020

“…the simple yet effective melodies that buoyed Car Seat Headrest‘s earlier work are still recognizable, and the sincere, foggy tone of Toledo‘s voice adds a humanity that makes his uncertainty cut even deeper.”

–Mark Deming on AllMusic, May 1, 2020

“It’s a statement on the way people consume music today, the individual energy of songs wrapped in the illusion of an album.”

–Marianne Gallagher on Clash, May 1, 2020