Car Seat Headrest will release a re-recorded, reimagined version of his 2011 Bandcamp LP, Twin Fantasy, on February 16th via Matador.
In a statement about the project, singer-songwriter Will Toledo described the original, lo-fi album as "never a finished work," adding, "It wasn't until last year that I figured out how to finish it." That process involved utilising his current live band, a bigger budget and more scheduling flexibility.
Toledo previewed the updated Twin Fantasy with a self-directed video for a new version of "Nervous Young Inhumans." Throughout the minimalist clip, the songwriter dances wildly against a backdrop of fog and flashing lights.
Compared to the scrappy, hissy Bandcamp original, "Nervous Young Inhumans" now sounds like a finished, professional song, with Toledo utilising a chorus synth-string hook and billowing vocal harmonies.
Toledo will release the album in multiple formats: digital and double-LP versions of the re-recorded album and a double-CD featuring the the new edition and a remastered version of the 2011 original (titled Twin Fantasy – Mirror to Mirror).
As part of Record Store Day on April 21st, he will issue an exclusive double-LP of the two albums. An individual digital version of Twin Fantasy – Mirror to Mirror is due later this year.
Toledo will recruit a seven-piece backing band for his upcoming tour, which includes headline shows in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland, alongside an appearance at the inaugural Sydney City Limits festival.
Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy Track List
1. "My Boy (Twin Fantasy)"
2. "Beach Life-In-Death"
3. "Stop Smoking (We Love You)"
4. "Sober to Death"
5. "Nervous Young Inhumans"
7. "Cute Thing"
8. "High to Death"
9. "Famous Prophets (Stars)"
10. "Twin Fantasy (Those Boys)"
Car Seat Headrest 2018 Tour Dates
January 26 – Bozeman, MT @ Rialto
February 24 – Sydney, Australia @ Sydney City Limits Festival
February 25 – Perth @ Rosemont
February 28 – Melbourne @ Croxton
March 1 – Brisbane @ Triffid
March 3 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Auckland City Limits
April 6 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
April 8 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
April 10 – Missoula, MT @ Top Hat
April 11 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
April 12 – Tacoma, WA @ Real Art
April 13 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
April 14 – Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater
May 16 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre
May 18 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC
May 19 – Liverpool, UK @ Invisible Wind Factory
May 21 – Bristol, UK @ SWX
May 22 – Cambridge, UK @ Junction 2
May 23 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
May 25 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
May 26 – Paris, France @ Le Trabendo
May 28 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
May 29 – Koln, Germany @ Kantine
May 30 – Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
May 31 – Berlin, Germany @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Topics: Car Seat Headrest