by Bill Pearis

(photo by Julia Leiby)
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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...

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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)