Sonic Sessions: Car Seat Headrest

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame says
Car Seat Headrest
with special guests Lucy Dacus

7 p.m. doors / 8 p.m. show
$5.50 | PURCHASE TICKETS
Free street parking after 6 p.m.
Full bar and concessions
This event is general admission, standing room only. The Sonic Sessions concert series is sponsored by Magic Hat Brewing Company.

Who is Car Seat Headrest?

Car Seat Headrest began in 2010 in Will Toledo's hometown of Leesburg, Virginia. Needing a place of solitude (and soundproofing) where he could record vocals undisturbed, a 17-year-old Toledo set up shop in the family car. Toledo’s catalogue is sharp, literary, and culturally omnivorous as it touches upon youth and death, love and depression, drunken parties and 2nd century theologians. Ever surprising, his lyrical imagery ranges from playful to sexually frank to sorrowful, often within the same song.

After relocating to the Seattle suburbs in 2014, Toledo assembled a lineup with bassist Ethan Ives and drummer Andrew Katz. Teens of Style (his Matador Records debut) is the first Car Seat Headrest album recorded with a full band, and the sound is vibrant and powerful, with a wide stylistic range.

On Teens of Style, Toledo has taken material from the first three years of the band's existence and reworked it to generate some of the most realized arrangements to date. Drawing material from 3 (2010), My Back Is Killing Me Baby (2011), and Monomania (2012), Teens of Style provides a concise overview of the band’s many sonic and emotional facets, with the songs ranging from electronic psychedelia to punky anthems to melancholic acoustic numbers.
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By: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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