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A lo-fi, indie rock evening with Car Seat Headrest in Austin, Texas

Have you ever listen to any band from the Pacific Northwest and thought to yourself “They’re just alright”? Me neither. With that being said, Thursday night at Austin’s iconic rock venue, Emo’s was a treat and a half.

Will Toledo, also known as Car Seat Headrest has been self defining the DIY scene since 2015. With his slacker rock vibe and his cynical lyrics, he’s justified the struggles many 20 somethings face day to day. His newest record, Twin Fantasy, is a re-recording from an original Bandcamp album he’s released in 2011 but poses as much more than that.

It was a packed house at Emos in Austin, TX Thursday night as fans of all ages came out to tune into a lo-fi, indie rock evening. On tour and openers for the show were Seattle based band ‘Naked Giants’. As their Spotify bio reads “It’s like they’re all taking a solo at the same time.” and after standing in on their energized intro; I can agree. The band held to be a perfect kickstarter, as they brought every passerby to their feet.

As 9:15 rolled around, Will Toledo emerged from the dark shadows, into a strobe light brimming stage accompanied with the screams and roars of hundreds of fans. First came the syn, then drums, and one by one the band breaks out into their hit “Bodys”. Toledo showcased his interesting dance moves across the stage as he belted out the lyrics to his tune.

Throughout the evening, the band played through tunes from new and old records. They even pulled out a tasteful cover of Neil Young/ Crazy Horse’s Sober to Death/ Powderfinger which sounded wonderful with the extended 7 piece band. To wrap up the night, the crew performed Destroyed by Hippie Powers as well as an encore of Beach Life-In-Death.

As quick as it came, it was over. The band waved farewell as they left to continue on their North American. Check their schedule, check your schedule and catch them as they head to a city near you!

Ryan Rose
Ryan Rose is a photographer originally from Pennsylvania who currently lives in Portland, Oregon. More of her work can be found at justryanrose.com.

A lo-fi, indie rock evening with Car Seat Headrest in Austin, Texas

Have you ever listen to any band from the Pacific Northwest and thought to yourself “They’re just alright”? Me neither. With that being said, Thursday night at Austin’s iconic rock venue, Emo’s was a treat and a half.

Will Toledo, also known as Car Seat Headrest has been self defining the DIY scene since 2015. With his slacker rock vibe and his cynical lyrics, he’s justified the struggles many 20 somethings face day to day. His newest record, Twin Fantasy, is a re-recording from an original Bandcamp album he’s released in 2011 but poses as much more than that.

It was a packed house at Emos in Austin, TX Thursday night as fans of all ages came out to tune into a lo-fi, indie rock evening. On tour and openers for the show were Seattle based band ‘Naked Giants’. As their Spotify bio reads “It’s like they’re all taking a solo at the same time.” and after standing in on their energized intro; I can agree. The band held to be a perfect kickstarter, as they brought every passerby to their feet.

As 9:15 rolled around, Will Toledo emerged from the dark shadows, into a strobe light brimming stage accompanied with the screams and roars of hundreds of fans. First came the syn, then drums, and one by one the band breaks out into their hit “Bodys”. Toledo showcased his interesting dance moves across the stage as he belted out the lyrics to his tune.

Throughout the evening, the band played through tunes from new and old records. They even pulled out a tasteful cover of Neil Young/ Crazy Horse’s Sober to Death/ Powderfinger which sounded wonderful with the extended 7 piece band. To wrap up the night, the crew performed Destroyed by Hippie Powers as well as an encore of Beach Life-In-Death.

As quick as it came, it was over. The band waved farewell as they left to continue on their North American. Check their schedule, check your schedule and catch them as they head to a city near you!

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