Car Seat Headrest / Stef Chura / Pool Holograph
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
A little Pifchfork Aftershow action for ya punks! WILL TOLEDO, the singer/songwriter/visionary of CAR SEAT HEADREST, is adept at both writing banger/anthem catch phrases and more complex, rarely found lyrics having developed both over the course of his eleven college-recorded Bandcamp albums and his retrospective collection last fall, Teens of Style. With Teens of Denial, his first real "studio" album with an actual band, TOLEDO moves from bedroom pop to something approaching classic-rock grandeur and huge (if detailed and personal) narrative ambitions, with nods to the CARS, PAVEMENT, JONATHAN RICHMOND, WIRE, AND WILLIAM ONYEABOR. Hailing from Alpena, MI but eventually wandering downstate, STEF CHURA began writing songs in high school before diving into the world of basement shows, dive bars and DIY touring. Though she's been involved in various bands, when presenting her own songs (solo or backed by friends) STEF'S music is by turns foggy and obtuse or emotionally blunt, heavy lines delivered in a sweet mumble or a softly sinister howl. Now stationed in Detroit, her sounds continue to develop, with new songs emphasizing fingerpicked guitar, meditative repetition and 90s-leaning lite grunge modes.