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Seattle’s Car Seat Headrest released ‘How to Leave Town,’ touring East Coast (dates, LP stream)

by Bill Pearis

(photo by Julia Leiby)

Seattle resident Will Toledo has made music under the name Car Seat Headrest for a few years now. His music pulls from a wide variety of influences, but he assimilates it all into his scruffy, literate, bedroom guitar pop sound which is all his own. There’s a lot going on in his songs and last year’s How To Leave Town is crazy impressive — catchy, thoughtful, and inventive. You can stream the whole album, which is a pay-what-you-want download, below.

Car Seat Headrest, the band, will start an East Coast next week and will hit NYC for two shows. The first is May 7 at Mercury Lounge and tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (4/24) at noon. They’ve also been added to the Natural Child show at Baby’s All Right on May 8 that also has Faux Ferocious on the bill (tickets).

All dates are listed, along with the album stream, below…

Car Seat Headrest — 2015 Tour Dates
April 25 – WCWMFest, Williamsburg, VA (solo performance)
April 30 – The Meridian, Williamsburg, VA (full band)
May 1 – Magnolia House, Charlottesville, VA (full band)
May 2 – a house show, Richmond, VA (full band)
May 3 – WPRB broadcast session, Princeton, NJ
May 7 – NYC – Mercury Lounge
May 8 – NYC – Baby’s All Right
May 9 – Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY (full band)
May 11 – The Petting Zoo, Philadelphia, PA (full band)
May 15 – Deja Brew, Haymaker, VA (solo performance)

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