Quem já passou pela experiência sabe o quanto é essencial estar frente a frente com Will Toledo e com as músicas dos Car Seat Headrest para perceber que estas ganham todo um novo poder e corpo em palco. Assim sendo – e mesmo não sendo a mesma coisa -, vem aí um documento essencial na discografia da banda norte-americana.
Os Car Seat Headrest vão editar um registo ao vivo já dentro de dias. Commit Yourself Completely sai a 17 de Junho pela Matador apenas em formato digital e para ir aquecendo o palco a banda mostra o primeiro vídeo retirado do novo disco, a versão para o clássico “Fill in the Blank”, captada no Newport Music Hall no Ohio. Um dos temas que fazem parte do disco é a versão de “Ivy” de Frank Ocean, um dos momentos favoritos dos fãs nos concertos dos Car Seat.
Sobre o novo trabalho, Will Toledo explica que:
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
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)