Car Seat Headrest release reworked version of 2011’s Twin Fantasy: Stream

"This one has totally replaced the old one in my mind," Toledo told Rolling Stone of the reworked version

Car Seat Headrest, photo by David Brendan Hall
Car Seat Headrest, photo by David Brendan Hall

    Today, Car Seat Headrest  releases an entirely re-recorded version of his 2011 Bandcamp-issued, quasi-autobiographical album Twin Fantasy via Matador. Subscribers of Apple Music and Spotify can stream below. You can purchase a copy of the album here.

    CSH mastermind Will Toledo claims that the album was never a “finished work,” and that he needed both the time and the resources which are now available to him to craft the record he had originally hope to make. “[It] wasn’t until last year that I figured out how to finish it,” he said in a press statement. The reworked version resulted in hours upon hours spent in front of a computer, Toledo relentlessly tweaking the bygone work of his 19-year old self. Word has it it took him eight months of mixing just to get the drums right.

    “This one has totally replaced the old one in my mind,” Toledo told Rolling Stone in January. “I was not in the same place then. It felt at times like doing a cover record. The old one is by a different artist that I don’t necessarily like as much as the one I’ve turned into.” Later in the interview, he elaborates, “I kind of felt that these were demos I was recording when I was doing the original thing. I felt like I could re-record it better. So far, it’s worked out.”


    The biggest difference, the album’s accompanying statement emphasized, is that Toledo “no longer sees his own story as a tragedy.” Ah, the wisdom of age.

    Previously, Toledo has shared the new, 13-minute rendition of “Beach Life-in-Death”, as well as “Nervous Young Inhumans” and “Cute Thing”. Though this has nothing to do with Twin Fantasy, he also released a split single with Smash Mouth in which the bands each covered one of the other’s songs.

    Check out the album’s artwork and tracklist below, as well as Car Seat Headrest’s 2018 tour dates, which will find Toledo playing with a seven-piece band.

    Twin Fantasy Artwork:

    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)


    Update: New West Coast tour dates have been announced for July.

    Car Seat Headrest 2018 Tour Dates:
    02/24 – Sydney, AU @ Sydney Limits Fest
    02/25 – Perth, AU @ Rosemont
    02/28 – Melbourne, AU @ Croxton
    03/01 – Brisbane, AU @ Triffid
    03/03 – Auckland, NZ @ Auckland City Limits
    04/06 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
    04/08 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
    04/10 – Missoula, MT @ Top Hat
    04/11 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
    04/12 – Tacoma, WA @ Real Art
    04/13 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
    04/14 – Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater
    05/08 – New York, NY @ Market Hotel
    05/16 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre
    05/18 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC
    05/19 – Liverpool, UK @ Invisible Wind Factory
    05/21 – Bristol, UK @ SWX
    05/22 – Cambridge, UK @ Junction 2
    05/23 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
    05/25 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
    05/26 – Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
    05/28 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    05/29 – Koln, DE @ Kantine
    05/30 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
    05/31 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
    07/13 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
    07/15 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
    07/17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
    07/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
    07/23 – Tuscon, AZ @ 191 Toole
    07/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
    07/27 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
    07/28 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
    07/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

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