Listen: Car Seat Headrest drop new track ‘Cool Me Down,’ announce forthcoming album

The album drops May 1st

Car Seat Headrest have come back strong, announcing a new album Making a Door Less Open, out May 1st, and a tour accompanying it. Along with the announcement, they’ve released a new single called “Cool Me Down.”

Running nearly five minutes, the track is a trip for your eardrums. An electronic bedroom-pop medley, Car Seat Headrest successfully combines synth, xylophone, grainy vocals and robotic effects for a sonically wide-ranging track.

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

Give “Cool Me Down” a listen and check out the album tracklist below.
 

 
Making a Door Less Open Vinyl Tracklist:

01 — “Weightlifters”
02 — “Can’t Cool Me Down”
03 — “Hollywood”
04 — “There Must Be More Than Blood”
05 — “Hymn”
06 — “Deadlines”
07 — “Martin”
08 — “What’s With You Lately”
09 — “Life Worth Missing”
10 — “Famous”

Making a Door Less Open CD Tracklist:

01 — “Weightlifters”
02 — “Can’t Cool Me Down”
03 — “Hollywood”
04 — “Martin”
05 — “Hymn (Remix)”
06 — “There Must Be More Than Blood”
07 — “Deadlines”
08 — “What’s With You Lately”
09 — “Life Worth Missing”
10 — “Famous”
11 — “Deadlines (Alternate Acoustic)” [Bonus Track]
12 — “Hollywood (Acoustic)” [Bonus Track]
 
Car Seat Headrest perform at the Danforth Music Hall on June 3rd and 4th.