Car Seat Headrest + Lucy Dacus

Music, Rock and indie
Car Seat Headrest
Photograph: Chona Kasinger Car Seat Headrest

After self-releasing 11 records via Bandcamp, 23-year-old Will Toledo's rough-hewn melodies and earnest lyricism caught the attention of Matador Records, who released his indie label debut, Teens of Style. More than a year later, Toldeo is learning how fickle the music industry can be—Cars frontman Ric Ocasek rejected the use of a sample of "Just What I Needed" on Car Seat Headrest's latest album, Teens of Denial, just before its release, forcing Matador to destroy all physical copies and repress the LP. Don't expect to hear any Cars covers (ironic or otherwise) when Toledo comes to Thalia Hall, with support from fellow singer-songwriter wunderkind Lucy Dacus.

By: Zach Long


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