Teens of denial. Car seat headrest
According to the legend, the name of Car Seat Headrest comes from Will Toledo, who chose the name after record the vocals of the first album in the back seat of his car.
Even this is the second album of this band, Car Seat Headrest have released several albums (11 albums in total) on Bandcamp (the platform to the artists to share music) and finally, the project was signed by Matador Records to release first “Teens of Style” and now, this second album, under the name “Teens of Denial”. Will Toledo has said in one interview that “I feel like I’ve been making albums long enough that I know when I’ve made a good one… This one seemed like a good one.”
We can say that the voice sometimes sound like the Julian Casablancas’ voice, using the guitars as The Strokes in the firsts albums. Also, the use of synths create interesting atmospheres. For this second album, Matador Records paired Toledo with Steve Fisk, a veteran producer who had worked with Low, Nirvana and Afghan Whigs.
Songs to remember of this album are “Cosmic hero” and the emotive “The Ballad of Costa Concordia”, in which Toledo sings a whole Dido verse in the middle.
Our evaluation for this album is this:
– originality: 10
– use of instruments: 10, mostly the mix between the guitars and the voice
– lyrics: 10
– coherence between the songs in the album: 10
– coherence between the sound of the instruments: 10
Yo can listen our favorite “Cosmic hero” song in this link: