Car Seat Headrest announces new album and 2020 tour dates
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Indie-rock band Car Seat Headrest is coming through for fans this year with a new album and summer tour.

The tour kicks off in May, with stops in Detroit (Tickets), Philadelphia (Tickets), Columbia (Tickets), San Francisco (Tickets), Denver (Tickets), and three shows in Brooklyn on June 9 (Tickets), June 10 (Tickets), and June 11 (Tickets). The band will be joined by Twin Peaks and Ron Gallo on select dates. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 28, including AXS Premium seating. Pre-sales are underway now.

Car Seat Headrest's upcoming album, Making a Door Less Open, is set for release on May 1. The album will be a collaboration between frontman Will Toledo and side project 1 Trait Danger, and the recording process was a bit unconventional, as it was done twice--once with guitars, bass, and drums, and a second time with MIDI and synthesized sounds. The two recordings were then combined, and the band released the first taste of the results with lead single "Can't Cool Me Down."

"Each track is the result of an intense battle to bring out its natural colors and transform it into a complete work," Toledo said in a release. "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…"

Making a Door Less Open is available for pre-order now and will be released on limited-edition pink vinyl and regular black vinyl. It's the first album featuring new music since the band's 2016 release, Teens of Denial.

Car Seat Headrest 2020 Tour
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 (Tickets)
June 4 - Toronto, Ontario - Danforth
June 6 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
June 7 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
June 9 - New York, NY - Brooklyn Steel (Tickets)
June 10 - New York, NY - Brooklyn Steel (Tickets)
June 11 - New York, NY - Brooklyn Steel (Tickets)
June 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Franklin Music Hall (Tickets)
June 14 - Washington, DC - Anthem
June 16 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
June 17 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
June 18 - Columbia, SC - The Senate (Tickets)
June 19 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
June 20 - Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl
July 11 - Seattle, WA - Paramount
July 12 - Portland, OR - Roseland
July 14 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield (Tickets)
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 (Tickets)

Dates, venues, and prices are subject to change. Please check individual event pages for more details.