By DONNA BALANCIA
Car Seat Headrest will release the latest album Making a Door Less Open on May 1 and to get fans through until then, there’s the new single “Can’t Cool Me Down.”
The album is the first new collection for the band since Teens Of Denial, released in 2016. Car Seat Headrest will play The Wiltern on July 18.
“Can’t Cool Me Down” has been part of the band’s setlist for the last year.
The new project — four years in the making — has been a collaboration between Will Toledo under the moniker “Trait” and 1 Trait Danger (drummer Andrew Katz).
“I think my main hope for the world of music is that it will continue to grow by taking from the past, with a consciousness of what still works now,” said Trait. “Exciting moments in music always form at a crossroads – a new genre emerges from the pieces of existing ones, an artist strips down a forgotten structure and makes something alien and novel.
“If there is a new genre emergent in our times, it has not yet been named and identified,” said Trait. “But its threads come from new ways of listening to all types of music, of new methods of creating music at an unprecedented level of affordability and personal freedom, of new audiences rising up through the internet to embrace works that would otherwise be lost, and above all from the people whose love of music drives them to create it in the best form they possibly can.
“Hopefully it will remain nameless for some time, so it can be experienced with that same newness and strangeness that accompanies any and all meaningful encounters with music,” Trait said.