Car Seat Headrest Announce New Album, Re-recording of 2011’s Twin Fantasy

Will Toledo makes his directorial debut with "Nervous Young Inhumans" video

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Car Seat Headrest Announce New Album, Re-recording of 2011’s Twin Fantasy

Car Seat Headrest are releasing another album in 2018, though it will be a familiar one to many of their longtime, Bandcamp-frequenting fans. Will Toledo and company have re-recorded and re-imagined Toledo’s beloved 2011 album Twin Fantasy, setting the new version for a Feb. 16 release via Matador Records. Toledo directed the video for new single “Nervous Young Inhumans,” which you can watch below.

The “Nervous Young Inhumans” video constitutes Toledo’s directorial debut. The split-screen visual (Twin Fantasy, indeed) opens with a frenetic, thrilling juxtaposition of dancing feet and flashing lights before cutting to Toledo in close-up, who wryly reminisces, “You should’ve seen my cursive back then / Every letter was above the line.” The video closes by flashing Twin Fantasy’s release date, just over a month from now.

“It was never a finished work,” Toledo says of the album in a statement, “and it wasn’t until last year that I figured out how to finish it.” Finishing the record took time: Toledo also reveals that he spent eight months of mixing to get the drums exactly right. “But this is no shallow second take, sanitized in studio and scrubbed of feeling,” a press release promises. “This is the album he always wanted to make. It sounds the way he always wanted it to sound.”

Car Seat Headrest recently shared a reworked version of Twin Fantasy track “Beach Life-In-Death,” leading some to speculate that such a return to Twin Fantasy—which Toledo wrote and recorded when he was only 19—was in the offing. The band’s last release, the superlative Teens of Denial, was one of 2016’s best albums.

Car Seat Headrest have a number of 2018 world tour dates on the docket, including shows in Australia, Europe and select West Coast cities, with Toledo backed by a seven-piece band. Car Seat Headrest will be announcing a full U.S. tour at a later date, so keep your eyes peeled.

Twin Fantasy is available for preorder here. Find the lead single/video, tracklist and album art below, plus Car Seat Headrest’s tour dates further down.

Twin Fantasy Tracklist:
01. My Boy (Twin Fantasy)
02. Beach Life-In-Death
03. Stop Smoking (We Love You)
04. Sober to Death
05. Nervous Young Inhumans
06. Bodys
07. Cute Thing
08. High to Death
09. Famous Prophets (Stars)
10. Twin Fantasy (Those Boys)

Twin Fantasy Album Art:

Twin Fantasy Art.jpg

Car Seat Headrest Tour Dates:

26 – Bozeman, Mont. @ Rialto

24 – Sydney, Australia @ Sydney Limits Fest
25 – Perth, Australia @ Rosemont
28 – Melbourne, Australia @ Croxton

01 – Brisbane, Australia @ Triffid
03 – Aukland, New Zealand @ Auckland City Limits

06 – Eugene, Ore. @ WOW Hall
08 – Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory
10 – Missoula, Mont. @ Top Hat
11 – Spokane, Wash. @ Knitting Factory
12 – Tacoma, Wash. @ Real Art
13 – Bellingham, Wash. @ Wild Buffalo
14 – Olympia, Wash. @ Capitol Theater

16 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre
18 – Glasgow, U.K. @ O2 ABC
19 – Liverpool, U.K. @ Invisible Wind Factory
21 – Bristol, U.K. @ SWX
22 – Cambridge, U.K. @ Junction 2
23 – London, U.K. @ Roundhouse
25 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
26 – Paris, France @ Le Trabendo
28 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
29 – Koln, Germany @ Kantine
30 – Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
31 – Berlin, Germany @ Festsaal Kreuzberg

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