Faces From the Masquerade
Live at Brooklyn Steel
"The 2022 'Masquerade' was a crazy tour that ignited with a particular ferocity once we touched ground on the east coast. Our time in New York captures that momentary magic where we're playing at our peak and the crowd is responding as one giant body." — Will Toledo, Car Seat Headrest
On March 28th-30th 2022, Car Seat Headrest played three consecutive sold out nights
at Brooklyn Steel in New York. An air of celebration, community and showmanship was
present, made all the more palpable as the shows were far from a certainty - they took
place amidst a year which saw the band having to postpone or cancel a large swath of
their North American tour dates due to ongoing health issues.
The three night residency is captured on Faces From The Masquerade - a double album's worth of live performances that finds Car Seat Headrest at their most playful, exuberant and precision honed. The title alludes to the by now familiar, custom-made gas mask worn by frontman Will Toledo at shows, complete with an expressive LED display for eyes. In addition to the group's four core members - Toledo, guitarist/backing vocalist Ethan Ives, bassist Seth Dalby and drummer Andrew Katz - they were joined on the tour by keyboard player Ben Roth.