Car Seat Headrest Announce Live Album 'Commit Yourself Completely'
Watch a performance of the record's "Fill in the Blank"
Published Jun 12, 2019After not doing shit in 2018, Car Seat Headrest have announced plans for a live album called Commit Yourself Completely. It's due out June 17 via Matador.
The nine-track album comprises live recordings from shows spanning the U.K., United States and France throughout 2018.
"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," frontman Will Toledo said in a press release. "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."
Toledo is joined by fellow musicians Seth Dalby (bass), Ethan Ives (guitar, vocals), Andrew Katz (drums, vocals), Grant Mullen (guitar, vocals), Gianni Aiello (guitar, keyboards, vocals) and Henry LaVallee (additional percussion) throughout the recordings. The seven-piece will once again downsize to a four-piece for tour dates later this year.
See the full tracklisting for Commit Yourself Completely below. That's the album art above.
At the bottom of the page, check out a video performance of "Fill in the Blank" from a show in Columbus, OH.
Car Seat Headrest will head out on a North American tour later this month, playing several dates alongside Death Cab for Cutie. Among the stops is an appearance at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. You can see the full schedule below.
Commit Yourself Completely:
1. Cosmic Hero (Live at the Tramshed, Cardiff, Wales)
2. Fill In The Blank (Live at the 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, UK)
6. Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales (Live at O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK)
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)
06/22 Hall New Haven, CT - College Street Music
06/23 Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival
06/25 Buffalo, NY - Asbury Hall at Babeville
06/26 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
06/27 Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe at Old National Centre
06/28 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
06/29 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
07/01 Chicago, IL - Jay Pritzker Pavilion
07/02 Des Moines, IA - Wooly's
07/03 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
07/12-13 Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Folk Festival
08/11 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl %
08/15 Tábua, Portugal - Paredes de Coura Festival
08/17 Crickhowell, Wales - Green Man Festival
09/06 Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo %
09/07 Redmond, WA - Marymoor %
09/08 Redmond, WA - Marymoor %
11/17 Mexican City, Mexico - Corona Capital
% with Death Cab for Cutie