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MATADOR--ADA-- 0110910

UPC: 744861109105

Release Date: 7/8/2016


With Teens of Denial, his first real “studio” album with an actual band, Will Toledo moves from bedroom pop to something approaching classic rock grandeur and huge (if detailed and personal) narrative ambitions, with nods to the Cars, Pavement, Jonathan Richman, Wire, and William Onyeabor. Teens of Denial refracts Toledo’s particular, personal story of one difficult year through cultural touchstones such as the biography of Frank Sinatra, the evolution of the Me Generation as seen in Mad Men and elsewhere, plus elements of eastern and western theology. The whole thing flaunts a kind of conceptual, lyrical, and musical ambition that has been missing from far too much 21st-century music. Horns, keyboards, and elegant instrumental interludes set off art-garage moments; vivid vocal harmonies follow punk frenzy. The selfish captain of the capsized cruise liner in the Mediterranean in 2013 becomes a metaphor for struggles of the individual in society, as experienced by one hungover young man on the verge of adulthood. The album was produced by Steve Fisk (Nirvana, Beat Happening, Soundgarden) at his studio in Seattle, July-September 2015. This is the first full album of new music from Car Seat Headrest released on Matador.


Disc 1



1Fill In The Blank
3Destroyed By Hippie Powers
4(Joe Gets Kicked Out of School for Using) Drugs With Friends (But Says This Isn’t A Problem)
5Not What I Needed
6Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales

Disc 2



11937 State Park
2Unforgiving Girl (She’s Not An)
3Cosmic Hero
4The Ballad Of The Costa Concordia
5Connect The Dots (The Saga Of Frank Sinatra)
6Joe Goes To School

Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Denial

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