Car Seat Headrest in the news – Jan. 2018

“At first, I thought this song sounded like the Strokes. ”

–Jesse David Fox in New York Magazine, “7 Best New Songs of the Week,” Jan. 24, 2018

“…the new rendition adds clarity and punch to the drums and piercing guitar. ”

–Elias Leight in Rolling Stone, Jan. 23, 2018

“Will Toledo, the man behind Car Seat Headrest, has shared ‘Cute Thing,’ the second cut off his upcoming LP ‘Twin Fantasy,’ out on February 16th via Matador Records.”

–Chico on Indie + Tonic, Jan. 23, 2018

“It’s a more epic, hi-fi version of the track than the original where each element is given a bit more space, leading to a dynamic cut.”

DIY Magazine, Jan. 23, 2018

“Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Cute Thing’ Is A Kaleidoscope Of Rich Harmonies And Gigantic Pop Hooks”

–Corbin Reiff on Uproxxx, Jan. 23, 2018

“Compared to the original version, the new ‘Cute Thing’ uses its hi-fi production to let the dynamics breathe a bit.”

–Ryan Leas on Stereogum, Jan. 22, 2018 and Spin, Jan. 22, 2018

“Will Toledo replaces references to Dan Bejar and John Entwistle with Frank Ocean and James Brown”

–Michelle Kim on Pitchfork, Jan. 22, 2018

“Car Seat Headrest reveals raucous new version of ‘Cute Thing'”

–Lake Schatz on Consequence of Sound, Jan. 22, 2018

“It’s an excellent kickstart to what will be a big year for Car Seat Headrest.”

–Kaitlin Ruether re: “Nervous Young Inhumans” on NewSickMusic, Jan. 18, 2018

“…when we played Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Nervous Young Inhumans’ this morning, Sean showed us a Pitchfork article about how an original version of the song used the word ‘galvanistic’ but then Will Toledo took it out in later drafts.”

–Anna Reed on The Current (Minnesota Public Radio), Jan. 18, 2018

“Compared to the scrappy, hissy Bandcamp original, ‘Nervous Young Inhumans’ now sounds like a finished, professional song, with Toledo utilising a chorus synth-string hook and billowing vocal harmonies.”

–Ryan Reed in Rolling Stone Australia, Jan. 10, 2018

“Across the last year and more, indie rock fans have been waiting on pins and needles to see how Car Seat Headrest was going to follow-up their critically adored 2016 album Teens Of Denial. Today, the Will Toledo-led outfit has given them an answer.”

–Corbin Reiff on Uproxxx, Jan. 9, 2018

“Car Seat Headrest have announced a new album, Twin Fantasy. A re-imagined and re-recorded version of frontman Will Toledo’s self-released 2011 album of the same name, it’s set for a February 16 release via Matador.”

–Jackson Maxwell in Guitar Player, Jan. 9, 2018

“…you may have guessed the reason for the original project’s disappearance: Toledo has recorded a ‘re-imagined’ version of the entire album in sparkling high quality, and Matador will release it next month.”

–Chris DeVille on Stereogum, Jan. 9, 2018

“Now, with both time, money and a seven-piece band, Will Toledo’s Twin Fantasy do-over is an unveiling of sorts, a clearer examination of being a teen and trying to understand his own muddled emotions.”

–Bob Boilen on NPR, Jan. 9, 2018

“Car Seat Headrest have announced a new album. Twin Fantasy is a complete re-recording of Will Toledo’s self-released 2011 album of the same name.”

–Sam Sodomsky on Pitchfork, Jan. 9, 2018

“The ‘Nervous Young Inhumans’ video constitutes Toledo’s directorial debut. The split-screen visual…opens with a frenetic, thrilling juxtaposition of dancing feet and flashing lights…”

–Scott Russell on Paste, Jan. 9, 2018

“The clip features split-screen footage that at times finds multiple versions of Toledo matching up in sync, and at other times highlights different choreography, explosive light shows and, finally, end credits announcing the arrival of Twin Fantasy.”

–Sarah Murphy on Exclaim!, Jan. 9, 2018

“‘Nervous Young Inhumans’ is a tight and punchy pop song, and the reworking ranks among the most immediate recordings he’s released so far.”

–Andy Cush on Spin, Jan. 9, 2018

“Directed by Will Toledo, it’s a stark fusion of distorted colour that utilising plenty of flashing lights.”

–Robin Murray re: “Nervous Young Inhumans” video on Clash, Jan. 9, 2018

“…the band is as ambitious and rocking as ever, and the Ray Davies comparisons remain well earned.”

–Glen Sarvady on Stomp and Stammer, Jan. 9, 2018

“Toledo, and a seven-piece band, which includes members of Naked Giants, will tour the record in Australia, America, the US, Europe and the UK, with Car Seat Headrest set to play their biggest headline show to date at the Roundhouse in London on May 25.”

–Laura Johnson on Stereoboard, Jan. 9, 2018

“It turns out indie rock hero Will Toledo has revisited and re-recorded an entirely new version of the LP.”

–Lake Schatz re: Twin Fantasy on Consequence of Sound, Jan. 9, 2018

“Car Seat Headrest have announced their “new” record, Twin Fantasy—the re-recorded, re-imagined return to their 2011 Bandcamp classic. ”

–Maggie Dickman on altpress, Jan. 9, 2018

“As much something for newcomers as it is one for the heads, the release will see Toledo re-examining his past, fan-favorite project, and overcoming the limitations he faced first time around, when he was recording himself on a laptop. ”

Noisey, Jan. 9, 2018

“Will Toledo and his seven-piece band have announced that a new, reworked and reimagined version of [Twin Fantasy] will be coming out on 16th February.”

DIY Magazine, Jan. 9, 2018


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