Car Seat Headrest Confirms New LP ‘Making A Door Less Open’, Share “Can’t Cool Me Down”

Making A Door Less Open, the new album from Car Seat Headrest and the first set of brand new songs since 2016’s Teens Of Denial, is set for release May 1 on Matador Records. Today, the band shares “Can’t Cool Me Down,” a staple of their live sets over the past year, from the forthcoming album, and its accompanying video—watch/listen below..

Created over the course of four years, Making a Door Less Open is the result of a fruitful “collaboration” between Car Seat Headrest, led by Will Toledo, and 1 Trait Danger, a CSH electronic side project consisting of drummer Andrew Katz and Toledo’s alternative persona, “Trait.” To realize this, the band recorded the album twice: once live with guitars, drums and bass, and once in a MIDI environment using purely synthesized sounds. During the mixing process, the two approaches were gradually combined using elements of each, with additional overdubs.

In this way, Making A Door Less Open sees Toledo embarking on new and imaginative roads to songwriting and recording, placing emphasis on the individual songs, each with its own “special energy,” rather than attempting to draw a coherent storyteller narrative through the album as he has in the past, resulting in his most dynamic and open-ended work to date.

Car Seat Headrest will embark on a North American tour this summer, including three nights at New York’s Brooklyn Steel and stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington, D.C. Please see full routing below and visit for more information.



1. Weightlifters

2. Can’t Cool Me Down

3. Hollywood

4. There Must Be More Than Blood

5. Hymn

6. Deadlines

7. Martin

8. What’s With You Lately

9. Life Worth Missing

10. Famous


1. Weightlifters

2. Can’t Cool Me Down

3. Hollywood

4. Martin

5. Hymn (Remix)

6. There Must Be More Than Blood

7. Deadlines

8. What’s With You Lately

9. Life Worth Missing

10. Famous

11. Deadlines (Alternate Acoustic) [Bonus Track]

12. Hollywood (Acoustic) [Bonus Track]




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 Ogde

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