Car Seat Headrest was one of our favorite new acts last year, finally breaking into the public consciousness after making 13 albums self-recorded albums in a five-year period. Today, he announced that he’ll stay on his prolific pace by setting his new LP, Teens of Denial, for a May 20 release via Matador Records. For context, his outstanding Teens of Style came out just five months ago, when we profiled him in our Best of What’s Next series.
We already shared the first single, “Vincent,” with you, and as “Vincent” is chaotic, “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales,” the album’s second single, is equally heartrending. Will Toledo, the songwriting engine behind Car Seat Headrest, said the song is about “post-party melancholia. Wishing to either be a better person or care less about the whole deal. Going home alone, in poor condition. The ‘killer whales’ bit is inspired by Blackfish, which is a depressing film.” Check out the music video below.