Will Toledo -- aka Car Seat Headrest -- was a Bandcamp legend by the time Matador Records signed him last year. He released 10 albums via the DIY platform and now, he's releasing his first LP of new material through the esteemed indie label. On this week’s Alt In Our Stars, Toledo took us into the mindset of a musician making the big jump.
With Teens of Denial set to hit stores next Friday (May 20) the band and its label hit a bump in the road yesterday. Nearly 10,000 CD and vinyl copies had to be recalled after they realized they hadn’t received the proper clearance to include elements of the Cars’ 1978 hit “Just What I Needed,” which was reimagined on one of the tracks. Our conversation with Toledo took place before then, but he still told us about the process of crafting the song that’s since been re-written as “Not What I Needed”: