Car Seat Headrest have today shared a new song, ‘Martin’ which sees Toledo in his guise as ‘Trait’ delivering a glitching indie-pop gem. It’s our Track of the Day.
The song is from the band’s new album Making A Door Less Open which arrives on May 1st via Matador Records. You cand find the bizarre lyric video below which features Will Toledo as his character ‘Trait’.
Toledo, the bandleader, is the computerised protagonist of the lyric video, washing dishes as his poignant words flash on the screen. Described by Toledo as “one of the favourite songs that he’s ever written”, ‘Martin’ is a joyous number.
While Toledo has shared a full statement about the new record, which can be found here, the main takeaways are that this album won’t be like 2017’s Twin Fantasy. That album was a re-recording of a previous effort from Toledo, this record is completely brand new and recorded in an interesting way.
Firstly, the band recorded the album using traditional rock and roll sounds, (guitars, drums and bass). Once that was laid down the band then recorded the same record but using only synthesised sounds. Those two halves were then combined for Making a Door Less Open.
Watch the lyric video for Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Martin’ below and let it’s life-affirming glitch gently rock you to sleep.