Whelan's, Wexford Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 01 478 0766  |  Ticket Sales WaV Box Office - Closed due to COVID-19. Online Sales Only  |  info@whelanslive.com

MCD.ie presents

Monday 27th March

CAR SEAT HEADREST

 

*  *  *  *  *

MOVED TO THE ACADEMY

DUE TO DEMAND

ORIGINAL TICKETS STILL VALID

*  *  *  *  *

MCD.ie presents

CAR SEAT HEADREST

plus support

_ Main Venue _

Facebook event

Car Seat Headrest is the project of Seattle artist Will Toledo. With a vision that is both sweeping in scope and intimately personal, Car Seat Headrest embodies the DIY ethos at its best. The songs are often long and complex, but they are anchored in irresistible melodies and a piercing emotional directness. Dispersed across the globe, Car Seat Headrest has an intensely dedicated fanbase of several thousand internet denizens who deeply connect with Will’s startlingly honest and unfiltered approach to writing and performing.

While many of his home-recording contemporaries prioritize aesthetics over meaning, Will’s lyrics are central to his artistic mindset. His songwriting is sharp, literary, and culturally omnivorous as it touches upon youth and death, love and depression, drunken parties and 2nd century theologians. Ever surprising, his imagery ranges from playful to sexually frank to sorrowful, often within the same song.

Car Seat Headrest began in 2010 in Will’s hometown of Leesburg, Virginia. Needing a place of solitude (and soundproofing) where he could record his often frantic vocals undisturbed, a 17-year-old Will set up shop in the family car (hence the name). From this humble origin, he has since built up an 11-albumcatalogue of staggering depth, gaining a devoted following through Bandcamp, where he has logged over 25,000 downloads – all without the muscle of a record label, publicist, booking agent, or manager.

Car Seat Headrest went through several live lineups while Will attended The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. The albums remained solo affairs, with occasional collaborators. After Will moved to Seattle in 2014, he assembled a West Coast lineup with bassist Ethan Ives and drummer Andrew Katz. Teens of Style is the first Car Seat Headrest album recorded with a full band, and the sound is vibrant and powerful, with a wide dynamic range.

On Teens of Style, Will has taken material from the first three years of the band’s existence and reworked it to generate some of the most realized arrangements to date. Drawing material from 3 (2010), My Back Is Killing Me Baby (2011), and Monomania (2012), Teens of Style provides a concise overview of the band’s many sonic and emotional facets, with the songs ranging from electronic psychedelia to punky anthems and melancholic acoustic numbers.

TICKETS

Still valid. Box office collections from the Academy. More tickets available from Ticketmaster.ie

ON SALE FRI 9th DEC, 10AM: €18.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

  • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
  • Doors: 8pm
  • Tickets: €18.50