Car Seat Headrest – “Times to Die”


Car Seat Headrest (also known as Will Toledo) has just premiered a lengthy lo-fi single “Times to Die” (which can be listened to below via YouTube) which will be on their upcoming album “Teens of Style” that comes out on October 30th via Matador Records.

“Times to Die” blends together some fascinating musical layers into a tapestry of grooving indie rock that is all held together by a steady bass line. The vocals are incredibly dreamy and in some ways are reminiscent of 60’s folk rock while the guitar is wonderfully melodic; acting more as an accent than a focal point for the song. Pitchfork goes into further detail, saying:

“Times to Die” turns out clever, but there’s something frayed and confounding in Toledo’s vocals, something like mortal fear, as though he know he’s only got one shot here. And the song just keeps going and going, trailing off right before the seven-minute mark, right before it becomes exhausting. Those final measures are the sound of a band both excited to join their heroes and scared to death they’ll be forgotten. It’s either Pavement or Seachange; there’s no in between.

If you’re looking for an extended jam to become absolutely lost in, this is it. You’ll feel like you’re right up there with the band hammering away at an instrument.


Joshua Leep
Joshua Leep
I am a writer and editor with a BA in writing from Purdue University. Writing and music are two of my biggest passions in life.


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