Car Seat Headrest in the news – Feb. 2018

“It’s stellar — an unflagging glam-rock opus that surpasses the original.”

People, Feb. 28, 2018

“Car Seat Headrest has produced an excellent album that perfectly encompasses the fears that come with realizing the often-dark reality that is adulthood, while alluding to the singer’s hope for the future.”

–Gianluca Yong Gonzalez on Chicago Maroon, Feb. 26, 2018

“…he’s issued an important cover version. Will Toledo has covered Smash Mouth.”

–Lauren O’Neill on Noisey, Feb. 22, 2018

“It’s an incredibly vulnerable and autobiographical album, but Toledo wanted to show his intensity and fervor. He wanted to show these emotions in a different form, and ultimately, he succeeded on every level.”

–Grant Sharples in Vox Magazine, Feb. 21, 2018

“Despite Toledo’s Virginia upbringing and current base of operations in Seattle, Car Seat Headrest sound for all the world like part of a grand college rock tradition starting in New England and heading westward: Talking Heads, The Modern Lovers, Pixies, They Might be Giants.”

–Adam Blyweiss on Treble, Feb. 20, 2018

“The best part of Car Seat Headrest’s new (old) album, Twin Fantasy is that it manages to convert the mundane into the grandiose, and the grandiose into the mundane.”

–Seth Stevens on 90.7 the Capstone (Univ. of Alabama), Feb. 20, 2018

“Toledo has not just developed into a fantastic songwriter, but one of the best in his entire generation.”

–Nate Bramel in Vinyl Magazine, Feb. 19, 2018

“Rarely does a piece of music encompass so much raw emotion with such relatability in such a satisfied way; while retaining ambitious but clear structures and displaying instrumentally depth and complexity.”

–Ed Cunningham in The 405, Feb. 19, 2018

“Somehow Toledo has managed to break the shackles to create a euphoric, festival-ready rock ‘n’ roll record while still maintaining the scuzzy, boy next door, coming-of-age angst that deservedly won him such a unique blend of cult and critical acclaim.”

–George O’Brien in London in Stereo, Feb. 19, 2018

“…the last time any piece of music resonated so powerfully with me was when I came across some amateur Bandcamp album called ‘Twin Fantasy.'”

–Alberto on Highclouds, Feb. 18, 2018

“There is a daring quality to frontman Will Toledo’s songwriting. ”

–Martin Douglas on KEXP (Seattle), Feb. 16, 2018

“With the new Twin Fantasy, Toledo has done the unimaginable: created a reboot that matches its original in tone, passion, and excitement…Grade: A”

–David Brusie on A.V. Club, Feb. 16, 2018

“This is an album to fall in love with, one that feels like a genuine discovery.”

–Max James Hill on Northern Transmissions, Feb. 16, 2018

“Even as he looks back, Toledo is moving forward.”

–Jeremy Winograd on Slant Magazine, Feb. 16, 2018

“In a reworking of the band’s lo-fi cult sixth album, Will Toledo subtly polishes the Car Seat Headrest sound to make a good record great.”

–Finbarr Bermingham on The Skinny, Feb. 16, 2018

“Twin Fantasy leaves no doubt that Toledo is a strikingly gifted and thoughtful songwriter, who also has a firm grasp of how to make his material work in the studio and isn’t afraid to think on a grand scale.”

–Mark Deming on AllMusic, Feb. 16, 2018

“…Car Seat Headrest increasingly feel like a significant band, and Toledo like an unusual and compelling voice.”

–Michael Hann on The Guardian, Feb. 16, 2018

“This honest and uncompromising reflection of teenage uncertainty and self-doubt feels like Toledo’s reflection on his younger self, re-imagined and now guided by and older, enlightened self.”

–Georgia Evans on GIGsoup, Feb. 16, 2018

“The result, really, is somewhere close to how a ‘Twin Fantasy’ live album might have turned out sounding…”

–Joe Goggins on Loud and Quiet, Feb. 16, 2018

“Listen to Car Seat Headrest’s New Album Twin Fantasy”

–Michelle Kim on Pitchfork, Feb. 16, 2018

“…a blistering rock record of tremendous scope and heft, richly detailed and overflowing with memorable melodies. It is Car Seat Headrest’s first masterpiece.”

–J. Edward Keyes on bandcamp daily, Feb. 16, 2018

“These lyrical alterations make for a cool effect, as if we’re seeing the evolution of Will Toledo over the past seven years play out in recorded form.”

–Ben Salmon on Paste, Feb. 16, 2018

“Here It Is, Smash Mouth Covering Car Seat Headrest”

–Gabriela Tully Claymore on Stereogum, Feb. 15, 2018

“That Car Seat Headrest and Smash Mouth reciprocal covers project is actually happening”

–Jay Gabler on The Current (Minnesota Public Radio), Feb. 14, 2018

“Car Seat Headrest and Smash Mouth’s long-rumored collaboration arrives this Thursday”

–Randall Colburn on Consequence of Sound, Feb. 13, 2018

“It started as some mutual admiration and turned into a real-life collaboration, and on Thursday all hell will break loose when Smash Mouth and Car Seat Headrest’s covers of each other’s songs will be released.”

–James Rettig on Stereogum, Feb. 13, 2018

“…this record – even the longest tracks – is punchy, witty and razor sharp.”

–Finbarr Bermingham on The Skinny, Feb. 13, 2018

“New artist of the week: Car Seat Headrest”

–Niall Byrne on The Irish Times, Feb. 10, 2018

“Howard Stern has recruited artists like Garbage, Billy Corgan, Car Seat Headrest and Greta Van Fleet to record David Bowie songs for an all-star tribute to the late icon.”

–Daniel Kreps in Rolling Stone, Feb. 6, 2018

“Artists that contributed covers to the program include Car Seat Headrest (‘Ashes to Ashes’), Garbage (‘Starman’), Billy Corgan (‘Space Oddity’), Bleachers (‘Ziggy Stardust’), Jade Bird (‘Quicksand’), and more.”

–Noah Yoo on Pitchfork, Feb. 6, 2018

“The atypical anatomy of “Ashes to Ashes” isn’t lost on Will Toledo, frontman for Seattle-based indie rock band Car Seat Headrest, which covered the cut for the Howard Stern Tribute to David Bowie.”, Feb. 6, 2018

Car Seat Headrest have shared a new track called ‘My Boy (Twin Fantasy).'”

–Braudie Blais-Billie on Pitchfork, Feb. 6, 2018

“The latest track to be reworked is the album’s opener, ‘My Boy,’ and pardon the repetition, but boy, oh boy does it sound better.”

–Sophie Israelsohn on Stereogum, Feb. 6, 2018

“Car Seat Headrest: Locals Only Artist of the Month, February 2018”

107.7 The End (Seattle), Feb. 2, 2018

“It’s a level of maturity and worldly awareness that belies his age, Toledo’s lyrical precociousness amounting to something of an indie rock Rimbaud.”

–Cole Waterman on Pop Matters, Feb. 1, 2018

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