Car Seat Headrest/ Lucy Dacus/ Stef 9/21 At El Club

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Car Seat Headrest/ Lucy Dacus/ Stef 9/21 At El Club
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Car Seat Headrest/ Lucy Dacus/ Stef 9/21 At El Club says
El Club + Party Store Productions present:

Car Seat Headrest
Lucy Dacus
Stef Chura
Wed., Sept. 21st
Bar 5pm
Show 8pm
ALL AGES ALL THE TIME
$15 in advance/ $17 at the door


Will Toledo, the singer/songwriter/visionary of Car Seat Headrest, is adept at both, having developed them over the course of his eleven college-recorded Bandcamp albums and his retrospective collection last fall, Teens of Style. With Teens of Denial, his first real "studio" album with an actual band, Toledo moves from bedroom pop to something approaching classic-rock grandeur and huge (if detailed and personal) narrative ambitions, with nods to the Jonathan Richmond, Wire, and William Onyeabor.

"I’m so sick of / (Fill in the blank)" or "It’s more than you bargained for / But it's a little less than what you paid for" are more than smart, edgy slogans. Over the course of Teens of Denial's 11 songs, Will narrates a journey with his mysterious companion/alter-ego Joe that addresses big themes (personal responsibility, existential despair, the nature of identity, the Bible, heaven) and small ones (Air Jordans, cops, whether to have one more beer, why he lost his backpack). By turns tender and caustic, empathetic and solipsistic, literary and vernacular, profound and profane, self-loathing and self-aggrandizing, he conjures a specifically 21st century mindset, a product of information overload, the loneliness it can foster, and the escape music can provide.

With very special guests LUCY DARCUS & STEF!!!
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