Just as they were on the cusp of releasing Teens of Denial, their phenomenally good new record, Car Seat Headrest discovered that thousands of copies of the record had been recalled to be destroyed due to an unauthorised sample from The Cars.
It’s not the ideal way to begin any rollout, but fortunately for the band the album they were sitting on was so good everybody forgot about the whole thing pretty quickly. The magic was delivered in no small part from Will Toledo, the moody vocalist whose slacker delivery and stream-of-consciousness lyricism demonstrated an inimitable way with words and a smart wit that we couldn’t put to waste. So we thought it best to ask him about tombstones and haircuts.
Rate these in order of how much you like them: Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, Daniel Day Lewis?
Why not just say Fuck, Marry, Kill!? Kill DeVito, Fuck Day Lewis and marry Glover.
Have you ever had a nickname?
Yeah, I don’t want to talk about it.
What would you want written on your tombstone?
Hopefully my name.
Metal or EDM?
EDM, the wave of the future.
Favourite EDM artist?
Justin Bieber (<3 Where Are Ü Now)
What’s your worst habit?
I often point my finger at things which require verbal explanation of their significance. The people that I am attempting to communicate with are often baffled when I expect them to know what the fuck I am trying to convey.
Would you go for a pint with Kanye West?
Yes, if he’s buying.
Have you ever been arrested?
No. I have never committed a crime.
"David Lynch could make a good grandpa"
Is there a piece of advice you wish you’d give to yourself ten years ago?
I don’t think I’ve done anything wrong from the age of 13 onwards, so…
If you could pick a surrogate grandparent, who would it be?
David Lynch could make a good grandpa.
Describe yourself with three words beginning with A…
What’s the last book you read?
The Brothers Karamzov. I highly recommend the first 800 pages.
What’s your favourite drunken snack?
Several slices of pizza.
Have you ever shoplifted?
As I said before, I’ve never committed a crime. You should have really read my last answer before drafting this question…
Sorry. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
Working at Guess as a Sales Associate.
Do you have a number 1 fan?
Describe the worst haircut you’ve ever had.
It was pretty bad.
Who’s your favourite person to follow on Instagram?
What’s the first thing you’re going to do after this interview?
I’m already doing it.