Car Seat Headrest, Will Toledo’s main project has announced Making a Door Less Open out May 1 via Matador records. It has been described by Toledo as a collaboration between Car Seat Headrest and CSH, his electronic collaborative project with drummer Andrew Katz and 1 TRAIT DANGER (Toledo’s alternative persona). That’s correct, he’s billed twice.
MADLO was recorded two times, once by CSH and once by Car Seat Headrest combining both a traditional band and synthetic MIDI approach to a singular finish product. According to Toledo:
“The songs contain elements of EDM, hip hop, futurism, doo-wop, soul, and of course rock and roll. But underneath all these things I think these may be folk songs, because they can be played and sung in many different ways, and they’re about things that are important to a lot of people: anger with society, sickness, loneliness, love…the way this album plays out is just our own interpretation of the tracks, with Andrew, Ethan and I forming a sort of choir of contrasting natures.”
It’s their first wholly original project since 2016’s Teens of Denial which put Toledo on the map as an indie DIY darling after releasing nearly a dozen recordings independently. He released Twin Fantasy in 2018, a revision of his 2011 collection of recorded songs and the live album Commit Yourself Completely last year.
Listen to new song “Can’t Cool Me Down” now.
Car Seat Headrest will also embark on a North American tour this Summer including two nights at the Danforth, one of which includes Twin Peaks as an opener.
tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am via go seated, check out the track list and tour itinerary below.
Making a Door Less Open tracklist:
"Can’t Cool Me Down"
"There Must Be More Than Blood"
"What’s With You Lately"
"Life Worth Missing"
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