Car Seat Headrest Announce New LP “Making a Door Less Open,” Share First Single

“Can’t Cool Me Down” arrives with news of an extensive North American tour with Twin Peaks.

After releasing the one-two punch of Teens of Style and Teens of Denial in 2015 and 2016, Will Toledo gave us four years to catch up on his massive back catalogue of records under the name Car Seat Headrest dating back to 2010, a year in which he released four albums and an EP. In 2018 he even re-recorded his cult hit Twin Fantasy for his new audience, bolstering the distinct cartoon album cover nearly to Hi, How Are You? levels of ubiquity.

Today Toledo is returning with news of his first new album in four years—Make a Door Less Open will be out May 1 via Matador Records, while its lead single “Can’t Cool Me Down” is out today. It’s a glittery, minimalistic synth number countering his recent development from a bedroom recording artist into a full-band sound, though it’s plenty passionate. Per a press release, this has to do with the project being a MIDI-heavy collaboration between Toledo and 1 Trait Danger cohort Andrew Katz. Take a listen for yourself below.

As is generally the case, the record release will be accompanied by a tour. Check out the full list of dates below the video, about half of which will feature Chicago’s Twin Peaks as opener.

You can pre-order the album here.

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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