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Car Seat Headrest, Jan. 13 at The Neurolux

Jan. 13, Neurolux


To say Will Toledo, aka Car Seat Headrest, was discovered overnight would be somewhat inaccurate and definitely a disservice to the prolific, ultra-talented Seattle-based musician. Matador Records founder Chris Lombardi did sign Toledo after hearing his music on CSH's Bandcamp page ( but unlike other "overnight discoveries," Toledo's discography dates back to 2010 and is made up of 11 EPs, full-lengths and fuller-lengths—a couple of the albums, like 2010's Little Pieces Of Paper With "No" Written On Them, have 20 tracks. As a resume, Toledo's output reveals a dedicated musician. As a creative endeavor, it shows an innovative artist who consistently delivers, both melodically and lyrically. Toledo's lo-fi, indie sound is a perfect fit for Matador, which has released work by equally inventive artists like Stephen Malkmus (Pavement, The Jicks), Perfume Genius and Queens of the Stone Age. In a stroke of brilliance, CSH's first release on the label, Teens of Style (October 2015), is curated from previous releases, providing new listeners with a sense of where Toledo has been and a clue to where he might go on his next album—or, more likely, albums.