Car Seat Headrest will bring new album Making A Door Less Open to Franklin Music Hall this spring - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Will Toledo’s Car Seat Headrest project will return this year with a new album, Making A Door Less Open. Four years in the making, the new record sees Toledo incorporating his alternative persona, Trait. It comes out May 1 on Matador Records, and Car Seat Headrest tours North America this summer, with a show at Franklin Music Hall on June 13.

If you’ve seen Car Seat Headrest play live in the last year, you may have already heard the album’s lead single “Can’t Cool Me Down,” which is out today, along with an accompanying lyric video. Watch and listen below.

The follow-up to 2016’s Teens Of Denial, Making A Door Less Open is a departure that reflects how Toledo has shifted how he listens to music — and therefore how he writes music — with a greater focus on individual songs. Toledo explains his process in a statement on Car Seat Headrest’s website:

“Each track is the result of an intense battle to bring out its natural colors and transform it into a complete work. 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.”

Read Toledo’s full statement here. Pre-order Making A Door Less Openhere.

Tickets for Car Seat Headrest’s Franklin Music Hall show go on sale this Friday, February 28 at 10 a.m. Find more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.

Tour Dates
April 25—North Adams, MA—MASS MoCA
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

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