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CAR SEAT HEADREST DEBUT NEW SINGLE ‘MARTIN’

March 23, 2020

CAR SEAT HEADREST DEBUT NEW SINGLE ‘MARTIN’
 
NEW ALBUM MAKING A DOOR LESS OPEN
OUT MAY 1 ON MATADOR

Car Seat Headrest share a new song, ‘Martin’, today— listen and watch the lyric video, with bandleader Will Toledo in the character of ‘Trait’, HERE. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming new album Making A Door Less Open, set for release May 1 on Matador Records.


Described by Toledo as “one of the favorite songs that he’s ever written”, ‘Martin’ is a soaring and majestic ode of life-affirming pop.

Created over the course of four years, Making a Door Less Open is Car Seat Headrest’s first set of brand new songs since 2016’s Teens Of Denial. The album, the result of a fruitful “collaboration” between Car Seat Headrest and 1 Trait Danger, a CSH electronic side project consisting of drummer Andrew Katz and Toledo’s alternate persona, ‘Trait’, sees Toledo embarking on new and imaginative roads to songwriting and recording, placing emphasis on the individual songs, each with its own “special energy”, resulting his most dynamic and open-ended work to date. In addition, the album will be available in three distinct versions for digital, vinyl and CD.

Read a statement from Toledo, as Trait, HERE.

‘Martin’ follows the first track released from the album, ‘Can’t Cool Me Down’, which The Guardian described as “a hard left into a new sound (…) drum machines, synths and bass arranged in a broad space around Will Toledo’s hungover croak”, and MOJO called “unexpectedly groovy robo-pop”, while the i surmised, “this first single hints that they are heading in a new, electronic direction”.

The band have postponed their MASS MoCA show originally scheduled for April to September 4, due to the spread of COVID-19. Read a statement from Toledo here.

Comprised of Will Toledo, Andrew Katz (drums), Ethan Ives (guitar) and Seth Dalby (bass), Car Seat Headrest has either released 11 or three albums to date, depending on the way you look at it. A prolific songwriter, Toledo took his moniker from making early recordings in the private environment of his family’s car, releasing a dozen self-recorded and produced albums on Bandcamp and building a tight-knit following. Toledo has since gone from an empty five-seater to selling out tours and filling festival main stages. 2015’s Teens of Style was a collection of songs from his early years. The band’s proper Matador debut, Teens of Denial, followed in 2016 and catapulted them to overnight commercial success and widespread critical acclaim, as well as highlighting Toledo as a prodigious lyricist. 2018’s Twin Fantasy, an epic re-imagination of an album originally released in 2011, demonstrated newfound scale, depth and ambition.

Preorder physical formats, with distinct mixes for digital, CD and vinyl, here.

MAKING A DOOR LESS OPEN

Vinyl Tracklist:
1. Weightlifters
2. Can’t Cool Me Down
3. Hollywood
4. There Must Be More Than Blood
5. Hymn
6. Deadlines
7. Martin
8. What’s With You Lately
9. Life Worth Missing
10. Famous

CD Tracklist:
1. Weightlifters
2. Can’t Cool Me Down
3. Hollywood
4. Martin
5. Hymn (Remix)
6. There Must Be More Than Blood
7. Deadlines
8. What’s With You Lately
9. Life Worth Missing
10. Famous
11. Deadlines (Alternate Acoustic) [Bonus Track]
12. Hollywood (Acoustic) [Bonus Track]

Digital Tracklist:
TBD

CAR SEAT HEADREST LIVE
May 27—St. Paul, MN—Palace Theatre
May 28—Milwaukee, WI—Pabst Theatre
May 29—Chicago, IL—The Vic
May 30—Chicago, IL—The Vic
June 2—Detroit, MI—The Majestic
June 3—Toronto, ON—Danforth
June 4—Toronto, ON—Danforth
June 6—Boston, MA—House of Blues
June 7—Portland, ME—State Theatre
June 9—New York, NY—Brooklyn Steel
June 10—New York, NY—Brooklyn Steel
June 11—New York, NY—Brooklyn Steel
June 13—Philadelphia, PA—Franklin Music Hall
June 14—Washington, D.C.—Anthem
June 16—Raleigh, NC—The Ritz
June 17—Asheville, NC—Orange Peel
June 18—Columbia, SC—The Senate
June 19—Atlanta, GA—Tabernacle
June 20 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
July 9—Vancouver, BC—The Commodore
July 10—Vancouver, BC—The Commodore
July 11 —Seattle, WA—Paramount
July 12—Portland, OR—Roseland
July 14—San Francisco, CA—The Warfield
July 17—San Diego, CA—Observatory North Park
July 18—Los Angeles, CA—The Wiltern
July 19—Phoenix, AZ—Van Buren
July 22—Austin, TX—Stubb’s
July 23—Houston, TX—White Oak
July 24—Dallax, TX—Granada
July 25—Oklahoma City, OK—The Tower
July 26—Kansas City, KS—The Crossroads
July 28—Denver, CO—The Ogden
September 4 – North Adams, MA – MASS MoCA

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