How an indie rock band’s well-intentioned homage became a $50,000 mistake

“It was an expensive mistake,” sings Car Seat Headrest’s Will Toledo on “The Ballad Of The Costa Concordia,” the 12-minute opus that comes near the end of his 13th record under the Car Seat Headrest moniker. The same song has a verse lifted from Dido’s “White Flag,” whose “Thank You” was famously incorporated into…

Ric Ocasek does mind Car Seat Headrest coming here and sampling his music

Portland-based “band” Car Seat Headrest—actually composed of just one man, Will Toledo—will be destroying all copies of its first traditional studio album, Teens Of Denial. Did they discover a flubbed note? Does the record encourage listeners to “Hail Satan” when played backwards? Nope: There’s a song titled “Not What…