Having recently finished a two-year string of tour dates over the last few years, Car Seat Headrest are now planning to bring their recent run of shows to life with the announcement of a brand new live album.
The new release 'Commit Yourself Completely' features a selection of recordings made throughout their UK, US and France tours last year, is being previewed with a live rendition of ‘Fill In The Blank’, and is due to arrive this Monday 17th June via Matador Records.
Speaking about the new record, the band's Will Toledo said, “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.”
Check out the live version of 'Fill In The Blank', filmed in Columbus, Ohio on the 9th September, in the player and see the album's full tracklisting below.
'Commit Yourself Completely' Tracklist:
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)