Car Seat Headrest releases new album Twin Fantasy – the re-recorded, re-imagined new version of the 2011 self-released Bandcamp masterpiece of the same name. The band will tour Australia next week. Further tour details below.
Will Toledo always knew he would return to Twin Fantasy. Will’s first love, rendered in the vivid teenage viscera of stolen gin, bruised shins, and weird sex, was an event too momentous for the medium assigned to record it.
“It was never a finished work,” Toledo says, “and it wasn’t until last year that I figured out how to finish it.” He has, now, the benefit of a bigger budget, a full band in fine form, and endless time to tinker. This is the album he always wanted to make.
It’s been hard, stepping into the shoes of his teenage self. There are lyrics he wouldn’t write again, an especially sad song he regards as an albatross. But even as he carries the weight of that younger, wounded Toledo, he moves forward. He grows. He revises, gently, the songs we love so much. In the album’s final moments, in those “apologies to future me’s and you’s,” there is more forgiveness than fury.
Stream / purchase Twin Fantasy: https://carseatheadrest.lnk.to/twinfantasy
CAR SEAT HEADREST AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Sat 24 Feb – Sydney City Limits, Sydney
Sun 25 Feb – Rosemount Hotel, Perth
Wed 28 Feb – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne
Thu 1 Mar – The Triffid, Brisbane