Car Seat Headrest

Sun May 1 2022

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

The Van Buren

401 West Van Buren Street Phoenix, AZ 85003

$25-28

Ages 13+

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Presale Schedule
Artist Presale: 10/27 at 10am local
Spotify Presale: 10/27 at 10am local
Local Presale:  10/28 at 10am local 
Public On Sale: 10/29 at 10am local


The Event Organizer is requiring all attendees of this event to have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours prior to entering the venue, OR be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In attending the event, you certify and attest that you and all individuals in your party attending the event will abide by the following regulations:

All fans will provide printed proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours prior to entering the venue, OR be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after final dose) and provide printed documentation providing proof of immunization. Unvaccinated fans under 12 years of age will be required to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72-hours before the event and will provide proof of negative result prior to entering the venue.

Entry requirements and venue protocols are subject to change.


Advanced: $25+ fees / Day of Show: $28+ fees

This event is 13+ (12 & under admitted with parent/legal guardian)
 
Please Note: There is a delivery delay in place through 04/28/2022. No tickets will be sent out prior to 04/28/2022.

To reduce staff contact with guest belongings, we have implemented the following bag policy: we will allow clear plastic, vinyl or PVC tote bags no larger than 12” x 6” x 12” and/or small clutch bags (4.5”x 6.5”).



 

Stateside & Live Nation Present
Car Seat Headrest

  • Car Seat Headrest

    Car Seat Headrest

    Alternative Rock

    This album was made from January
    2015 to December 2019, starting as a

    collection of vague ideas that eventually turned into
    songs. I wanted to make something that was different from my previous records, and I struggled to
    figure out how to do that. I realized that because the way I listened to music had changed, I had to
    change the way I wrote music, as well. I was listening less and less to albums and more and more to
    individual songs, songs from all over the place, every few days finding a new one that seemed to
    have a special energy. I thought that if I could make an album full of songs that had a special
    energy, each one unique and different in its vision, then that would be a good thing.
    Andrew, Ethan, Seth and I started going into the studio to record songs that had more finished
    structures and jam on ideas that didn’t. Then I would mess with the recordings until I could see my
    way to a song. Most of the time on this album was spent shuttling between my house and Andrew’s,
    who did a lot of the mixing on this. He comes from an EDM school of mixing, so we built up sample-
    heavy beat-driven songs that could work to both of our strengths.
    Each track is the result of an intense battle to bring out its natural colors and transform it into a
    complete work. The songs contain elements of EDM, hip hop, futurism, doo-wop, soul, and of course rock and roll. But underneath all these things I think these may be folk songs, because they can be
    played and sung in many different ways, and they’re about things that are important to a lot of
    people: anger with society, sickness, loneliness, love...the way this album plays out is just our own
    interpretation of the tracks, with Andrew, Ethan and I forming a sort of choir of contrasting natures.
    I think my main hope for the world of music is that it will continue to grow by taking from the past,
    with a consciousness of what still works now. Exciting moments in music always form at a
    crossroads - a new genre emerges from the pieces of existing ones, an artist strips down a forgotten
    structure and makes something alien and novel. If there is a new genre emergent in our times, it has
    not yet been named and identified, but its threads come from new ways of listening to all types of
    music, of new methods of creating music at an unprecedented level of affordability and personal
    freedom, of new audiences rising up through the internet to embrace works that would otherwise be
    lost, and above all from the people whose love of music drives them to create it in the best form they
    possibly can. Hopefully it will remain nameless for some time, so it can be experienced with that
    same newness and strangeness that accompanies any
    and all meaningful encounters with music.
    Bob Dylan said, “if someone’s wearing a mask, he’s
    gonna tell you the truth...if he’s not wearing a mask, it’s
    highly unlikely.” He never actually wore a mask onstage
    so I don’t know why he said that. But I decided to start
    wearing a mask for a couple of reasons. One, I still get
    nervous being onstage with everybody looking at me. If
    everyone is looking at the mask instead, then it feels like
    we’re all looking at the same thing, and that is more
    honest to me. Two, music should be about enjoying
    yourself, especially live music, and I think of this costume
    as a way to remind myself and everyone else to have
    some fun with it. I don’t think it changes anything else
    about the songs or how you feel about them to be able to
    drop it for a second and have fun with it. If you can’t do
    that then you’re in a bad place...

    The character comes from another project Andrew and I have been working on called 1 TRAIT
    DANGER. This is something Andrew started doing on tour—recording ideas for his own songs as
    they came to him, and forcibly enlisting everyone else to participate. It appealed to me because it
    was nothing like Car Seat Headrest, and the ideas cracked me up. Before we knew it we had two
    albums released, a video game that was almost impossible to beat, and a growing number of people
    who seemed to be enjoying it all. It’s been a great outlet for weird and untenable musical
    experiments, and the live performances have been a blast. I play a character called TRAIT, and
    we’ve been working out the backstory as we go. I think he spent a lot of time in classified
    government facilities before getting into the music business.
    This is the kind of stuff that kept us going while we were working on MADLO. We were in our own
    little world and free to try any idea we wanted. A lot of the ideas for 1 Trait bled over to the Car Seat
    tracks, and vice versa. You just can’t make music without first creating your own environment around
    it...sound’s always gotta travel through something. This time it was a mask.
    —trait

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Mask wearing will be encouraged. Entry requirements are subject to change.
Stateside & Live Nation Present

Car Seat Headrest

Sun May 1 2022 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

The Van Buren Phoenix AZ
Car Seat Headrest

$25-28 Ages 13+

Presale Schedule
Artist Presale: 10/27 at 10am local
Spotify Presale: 10/27 at 10am local
Local Presale:  10/28 at 10am local 
Public On Sale: 10/29 at 10am local


The Event Organizer is requiring all attendees of this event to have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours prior to entering the venue, OR be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In attending the event, you certify and attest that you and all individuals in your party attending the event will abide by the following regulations:

All fans will provide printed proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours prior to entering the venue, OR be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after final dose) and provide printed documentation providing proof of immunization. Unvaccinated fans under 12 years of age will be required to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72-hours before the event and will provide proof of negative result prior to entering the venue.

Entry requirements and venue protocols are subject to change.


Advanced: $25+ fees / Day of Show: $28+ fees

This event is 13+ (12 & under admitted with parent/legal guardian)
 
Please Note: There is a delivery delay in place through 04/28/2022. No tickets will be sent out prior to 04/28/2022.

To reduce staff contact with guest belongings, we have implemented the following bag policy: we will allow clear plastic, vinyl or PVC tote bags no larger than 12” x 6” x 12” and/or small clutch bags (4.5”x 6.5”).



 
Car Seat Headrest

Car Seat Headrest

Alternative Rock

This album was made from January
2015 to December 2019, starting as a

collection of vague ideas that eventually turned into
songs. I wanted to make something that was different from my previous records, and I struggled to
figure out how to do that. I realized that because the way I listened to music had changed, I had to
change the way I wrote music, as well. I was listening less and less to albums and more and more to
individual songs, songs from all over the place, every few days finding a new one that seemed to
have a special energy. I thought that if I could make an album full of songs that had a special
energy, each one unique and different in its vision, then that would be a good thing.
Andrew, Ethan, Seth and I started going into the studio to record songs that had more finished
structures and jam on ideas that didn’t. Then I would mess with the recordings until I could see my
way to a song. Most of the time on this album was spent shuttling between my house and Andrew’s,
who did a lot of the mixing on this. He comes from an EDM school of mixing, so we built up sample-
heavy beat-driven songs that could work to both of our strengths.
Each track is the result of an intense battle to bring out its natural colors and transform it into a
complete work. The songs contain elements of EDM, hip hop, futurism, doo-wop, soul, and of course rock and roll. But underneath all these things I think these may be folk songs, because they can be
played and sung in many different ways, and they’re about things that are important to a lot of
people: anger with society, sickness, loneliness, love...the way this album plays out is just our own
interpretation of the tracks, with Andrew, Ethan and I forming a sort of choir of contrasting natures.
I think my main hope for the world of music is that it will continue to grow by taking from the past,
with a consciousness of what still works now. Exciting moments in music always form at a
crossroads - a new genre emerges from the pieces of existing ones, an artist strips down a forgotten
structure and makes something alien and novel. If there is a new genre emergent in our times, it has
not yet been named and identified, but its threads come from new ways of listening to all types of
music, of new methods of creating music at an unprecedented level of affordability and personal
freedom, of new audiences rising up through the internet to embrace works that would otherwise be
lost, and above all from the people whose love of music drives them to create it in the best form they
possibly can. Hopefully it will remain nameless for some time, so it can be experienced with that
same newness and strangeness that accompanies any
and all meaningful encounters with music.
Bob Dylan said, “if someone’s wearing a mask, he’s
gonna tell you the truth...if he’s not wearing a mask, it’s
highly unlikely.” He never actually wore a mask onstage
so I don’t know why he said that. But I decided to start
wearing a mask for a couple of reasons. One, I still get
nervous being onstage with everybody looking at me. If
everyone is looking at the mask instead, then it feels like
we’re all looking at the same thing, and that is more
honest to me. Two, music should be about enjoying
yourself, especially live music, and I think of this costume
as a way to remind myself and everyone else to have
some fun with it. I don’t think it changes anything else
about the songs or how you feel about them to be able to
drop it for a second and have fun with it. If you can’t do
that then you’re in a bad place...

The character comes from another project Andrew and I have been working on called 1 TRAIT
DANGER. This is something Andrew started doing on tour—recording ideas for his own songs as
they came to him, and forcibly enlisting everyone else to participate. It appealed to me because it
was nothing like Car Seat Headrest, and the ideas cracked me up. Before we knew it we had two
albums released, a video game that was almost impossible to beat, and a growing number of people
who seemed to be enjoying it all. It’s been a great outlet for weird and untenable musical
experiments, and the live performances have been a blast. I play a character called TRAIT, and
we’ve been working out the backstory as we go. I think he spent a lot of time in classified
government facilities before getting into the music business.
This is the kind of stuff that kept us going while we were working on MADLO. We were in our own
little world and free to try any idea we wanted. A lot of the ideas for 1 Trait bled over to the Car Seat
tracks, and vice versa. You just can’t make music without first creating your own environment around
it...sound’s always gotta travel through something. This time it was a mask.
—trait

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Complete the security check.

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Ages 13+
limit 6 per person
GA Floor
General Admission Standing - (Vax Card OR Neg Test Required)
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$25.00

Delivery Method

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 13 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 13 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. Support acts subject to change. No refunds.

The maximum number of tickets per purchase for each event is the maximum number permitted per customer purchase. Your name, credit card, address, and email address will be verified. Stateside Presents/The Van Buren reserve the right to cancel any orders in excess of the stated ticket limit.

Ticket resale is strictly prohibited. Any tickets suspected of being purchased for the sole purpose of reselling can be cancelled or switched to will call without notice at the discretion of Stateside Presents/The Van Buren.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. You assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting a communicable disease or illness—including, without limitation, exposure to COVID-19 or any other bacteria, virus, or other pathogen capable of causing a communicable disease or illness, whether that exposure occurs before, during, or after the event, and regardless of how caused or contracted—and you hereby waive any and all claims and potential claims against Ticketweb, Live Nation, and Event Organizers - and against any companies affiliated with the Ticketweb, Live Nation, or the Event Organizers —relating to such risks, hazards, and dangers.

The Event Organizer is requiring fans agree to the terms below prior to ticket purchases & event entry. Please note these confirmations will apply to all members of your party before they are allowed to enter the event and to any users of the tickets purchased by you.

By purchasing tickets for this event, I confirm that at the time of the event I will have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours of the event, OR be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (14 days past final vaccination shot). Children under 12 years of age will be required to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72-hours before the event, and will provide proof of negative result prior to entering the venue.

Mask wearing will be encouraged. Entry requirements are subject to change.