Published Feb 26, 2020Car Seat Headrest are returning with a new album. Titled Making a Door Less Open, the latest from Will Toledo and co. is set to arrive May 1 through Matador.
Ten tracks in length, Making a Door Less Open was created over four years through a "collaboration" between Car Seat Headrest and 1 Trait Danger, a side-project consisting of drummer Andrew Katz and Toledo's alternative persona, "Trait."
The collab saw Car Seat Headrest record the album twice: once as a live band with guitars, drums and bass, and once in a MIDI environment with only synthesized sounds. The two approaches were gradually combined during the album's mixing phase.
Car Set Headrest have shared "Can't Cool Me Down" alongside the album announcement, which you can hear below. Toledo elaborates on the creative process further, as Trait, in a statement which you can read here.
Making a Door Less Open marks the first set of original songs from Car Seat Headrest since 2016's Teens of Denial.
Car Seat Headrest have also announced a North American tour behind the record, featuring support from Twin Peaks. They'll play two shows in Toronto and two more in Vancouver. Find the itinerary below.
Car Seat Headrest's most recent studio effort was 2018's Twin Fantasy, a rerecording of a 2011 album of the same name. The band also released live album Commit Yourself Completely last year.
Making a Door Less Open:
2. Can't Cool Me Down
4. There Must Be More Than Blood
8. What's With You Lately
9. Life Worth Missing
04/25 North Adams, MA - MASS MoCA
05/27 St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre #
05/28 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre #
05/29 Chicago, IL - The Vic
05/30 Chicago, IL - The Vic
06/02 Detroit, MI - The Majestic #
06/03 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall #
06/04 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
06/06 Boston, MA - House of Blues #
06/07 Portland, ME - State Theatre #
06/09 New York, NY - Brooklyn Steel #
06/10 New York, NY - Brooklyn Steel #
06/11 New York, NY - Brooklyn Steel #
06/13 Philadelphia, PA - Franklin Music Hall #
06/14 Washington, DC - Anthem #
06/16 Raleigh, NC - The Ritz #
06/17 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel #
06/18 Columbia, SC - The Senate #
06/19 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle #
06/20 Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl #
07/09 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore
07/10 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore
07/11 Seattle, WA - Paramount
07/12 Portland, OR - Roseland
07/14 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
07/17 San Diego, CA - Observatory North Park
07/18 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
07/19 Phoenix, AZ - Van Buren
07/22 Austin, TX - Stubb's
07/23 Houston, TX - White Oak
07/24 Dallax, TX - Granada
07/25 Oklahoma City, OK - The Tower
07/26 Kansas City, KS - The Crossroads
07/28 Denver, CO - The Ogden