RIYL: (Sandy) Alex G, Jonathan Richman, The Microphones
Label: Matador Records
Seattle songsmith Will Toledo and his acclaimed indie rock project Car Seat Headrest are returning for a new album this year, their fifth endeavor with Matador Records and the first batch of new songs since 2016’s Teens of Denial. Written over the course of four years, the band recorded the album twice, once with the traditional guitars, drums and bass lineup, and once in a MIDI environment using purely synthesized sounds. The two finished works were then gradually merged using elements of each, with additional overdubs. Car Seat Headrest’s approach to songwriting continues to live within an experimental realm, good news for their hardcore fan base no doubt.
Matador Records has a limited pink vinyl variant after the ‘buy’ link. Keep an eye out for a dinked version or a VMP edition as well. Listen to the first single below.
Making A Door Less Open, the new album from Car Seat Headrest and the first set of brand-new songs since 2016ās Teens Of Denial, is set for release on May 1. The album will be available on vinyl and CD featuring distinct tracklists and mixes for each product.
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