Initially started as an experimental indie project in a bedroom in Leesburg, Virginia, Car Seat Headrest is the solo project of singer-songwriter Will Toledo. Over the past half-decade, he’s made a name for himself with his extremely prolific bandcamp self-releases of various flavors of lofi indie, ranging from laid-back folk to maximalist synthpop. Since relocating from Leesburg to Seattle last year, Car Seat Headrest has transitioned from being a bedroom endeavor to a wholly-realized full-band project, and has subsequently been featured in Noisey, Spin, Rolling Stone, NPR, and Stereogum, just to name a few. Recently, CSH signed to Matador Records, and are scheduled to release Teens of Style, a collection of full-band reworkings of early solo songs, on October 30. Check out their video for the lead single, “Something Soon”:
Catch Car Seat Headrest, along with a ton of other must-see up and coming bands, at the Popgun Presents+NME+House Arrest CMJ Showcase at Santos Party House on October 14!
– Baxter Barber