Car Seat Headrest, the group moniker for indie rock singer/guitarist Will Toledo, were the musical guests on Wednesday night’s episode of “The Tonight Show.” As most Americans already know, cable television has a funny way of providing musical content to the masses with its regulated behavior guidelines, strict time slots and very poor audio quality. Those restrictive factors didn’t seem to bother Toledo and company on Wednesday, to powered through a shorter, television-friendly version of “Bodys” from their recently re-released 2011 studio album, Twin Fantasy (Face to Face).
For the live performance, which can be watched in full via the video seen above, Toledo was forced to cut the nearly seven-minute track down to four to make time for the rest of the show’s scheduled programming. Toledo may not have been too happy about cutting down the entirety of his art in exchange for advertising time with the in-song comments, “Is it the chorus yet? Yes, ‘cause we’re on live TV... and only have four minutes to play this song," and “Normally we do a bit of a breakdown here but we only have 50 seconds so we’re just gonna go right to the final chorus." The performance of the track may not have been able to stretch its legs to the full extent, but the lively spirit of the music wasn’t altered at all, and still gives the audience and viewers a fantastic soundtrack to dance along with.
The band kicked off their previously announced North American summer tour earlier with week with an intimate gig at New York City’s Market Hotel. The lengthy tour will take the group across the U.S. and Canada throughout the rest of the spring and into the summer months, with scheduled shows at venues at Denver’s Gothic Theatre, Boston’s Royale and two nights at New York’s Brooklyn Steel come mid-September. Tickets for select shows on the tour are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.