Car Seat Headrest Announce Live Album

Car Seat Headrest Photo by Mikeal Beland

Car Seat Headrest has announced Commit Yourself Completely – a new nine-track live album that will be released June 17th on Matador Records. Pulled from performances across the globe, the nine-track album spans material from 2014’s breakout Teens Of Denial and 2018’s reimagined epic Twin Fantasy – as well as the first officially released recording of longtime live staple “Ivy” by Frank Ocean. A filmed version of the performance of ‘Fill In The Blank’ which appears on the album, recorded in Columbus, Ohio, is also know available.

“This is a compilation of songs from shows we played in 2018,” says Will Toledo. “We recorded every show we did that year, and I went through about 50 of them to get the final tracklist for this album. This isn’t necessarily the best possible version of each track, but it’s some of the most fun we’ve had on stage. I particularly remember the show we did in the small French town of Amiens, maybe the smallest show we did that year, and how great it felt to be up in people’s faces with everyone plugging in to the music right away. The recordings we made of the shows came out very clean, so rather than try to artificially recreate how it sounded in the different venues night to night, I tried to give the whole album that in-your-face feeling, like we’re playing the songs right in front of you. When you’re onstage with everything happening at once, you never really know what it sounds like in the room anyways; all you know is how the music is feeling. Hopefully this will give you a sense of what these shows felt like.”

For their final shows as a 7-piece, Car Seat Headrest play a North American headline tour later this month, before returning to their 4-piece formation for shows supporting Death Cab For Cutie, a handful of European festivals in August-September, and Mexico’s Corona Capital in November.

Car Seat Headrest
Commit Yourself Completely
Tracklist

1. Cosmic Hero (Live at the Tramshed, Cardiff, Wales)
2. Fill In The Blank (Live at Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH)
3. Drugs With Friends (Live at La Lune des Pirates, Amiens, France)
4. Bodys (Live at La Lune des Pirates, Amiens, France)
5. Cute Thing (Live at O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, England)
6. Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales (Live at O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, England)
7. Destroyed By Hippie Powers (Live at the Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR)
8. Ivy (live at the Capitol Theater, Olympia, WA)
9. Beach Life-in-Death (Live at Crossroads, KC, Kansas City, MO)

Car Seat Headrest
Live

JUN 22, College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT
JUN 23 Firefly Music Festival, Dover, DE
JUN 25 Asbury Hall at Babeville, Buffalo, NY
JUN 26, House of Blues Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
JUN 27 Deluxe at Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN
JUN 28 Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN
JUN 29 Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH
JUL 1 Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago, IL
JUL 2 Wooly's, Des Moines, IA
JUL 3 The Waiting Room, Omaha, NE
JUL 12-13, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg, MB
AUG 11 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA *
AUG 15 Paredes de Coura Festival, Tábua, Portugal
AUG 17 Green Man Festival, Crickhowell, UK
SEP 6 Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR *
SEP 7 Marymoor, Redmond, WA *
SEP 8 Marymoor, Redmond, WA *
NOV 16-17 – Corona Capital – Mexico City, Mexico
* with Death Cab For Cutie