Car Seat Headrest Announce Live Album Commit Yourself Completely

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Janice Headley
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A Car Seat Headrest live performance is always a fun experience, so it makes perfect sense that they're releasing their first live album next week, comprised of shows played throughout 2018. See the full track list below, and watch them perform “Fill in the Blank,” filmed at Ohio’s Newport Music Hall.

In a statement, frontman/songwriter Will Toledo says:

This is a compilation of songs from shows we played in 2018. 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.

Commit Yourself Completely will be out June 17 via Matador.

Commit Yourself Completely:

01 Cosmic Hero (Live at the Tramshed, Cardiff, Wales)
02 Fill in the Blank (Live at Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH)
03 Drugs With Friends (Live at La Lune des Pirates, Amiens, France)
04 Bodys (Live at La Lune des Pirates, Amiens, France)
05 Cute Thing (Live at O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, England)
06 Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales (Live at O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, England)
07 Destroyed by Hippie Powers (Live at the Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR)
08 Ivy (live at the Capitol Theater, Olympia, WA)
09 Beach Life-in-Death (Live at Crossroads, KC, Kansas City, MO)

Upcoming Tour Dates:

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, Manitoba - 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

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