Car Seat Headrest
Car Seat Headrest

Car Seat Headrest is an American indie rock band formed in 2010 by singer-songwriter Will Toledo. The band has gained a significant following over the years and is famous for their unique sound, blending elements of lo-fi and indie rock.

History and Formation

Car Seat Headrest was originally a solo project by Toledo, who released his first album “1” in 2010. He continued to release music independently, gaining a small following online. In 2015, he signed with Matador Records and released his first album with the label, “Teens of Style.” The album received critical acclaim and helped the band gain a wider audience.

Music and Style

Car Seat Headrest incorporates elements of lo-fi and indie rock to create a raw and unpolished sound in their music. The lyrics are often introspective and personal, exploring themes such as mental health, relationships, and self-discovery. The band has been compared to artists such as Pavement, Neutral Milk Hotel, and The Mountain Goats.

Albums and Discography

Since signing with Matador Records, the band has released several albums, including “Teens of Style,” “Teens of Denial,” and “Making a Door Less Open.” The band has also re-recorded and released several albums from Toledo’s earlier solo career.

Live Performances and Tours

The band has gained a reputation for their energetic live performances, with Toledo often crowd-surfing and interacting with the audience. The band has toured extensively in the United States and Europe, performing at major festivals such as Coachella and Primavera Sound.


Car Seat Headrest has established themselves as a prominent figure in the indie rock scene, gaining a dedicated following through their unique sound and intimate lyrics. Their continued success and dedication to their craft have cemented their place in the music industry, and they are sure to continue to be a force to be reckoned with in the years to come.

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