Artist Of The Day: Cigarettes After Sex

posted by Shane German on 10/31/2019

Thursday: October 31st

Cigarettes After Sex is an American ambient pop band formed by Greg Gonzalez in El Paso, Texas, in 2008.

The band is known for their ethereal, limerent and often dream-like musical style, lyrics often based on the themes of romance and love, as well as Gonzalez's voice, described as "androgynous".

While marketed as an ambient pop band, Cigarettes After Sex are also considered to be shoegaze, dream pop and slowcore.

The band cites The Cowboy Junkies' album The Trinity Session, Julee Cruise, and Cocteau Twins as influences

Their debut extended play (EP), I., was released in 2012, with the song "Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby" eventually becoming a sleeper hit through commercial licensing.

Cigarettes After Sex released their self-titled debut studio album in June 2017 to positive reviews.

Their second studio album, titled Cry, was recorded during night time sessions in a mansion on the Spanish island of Mallorca.

The album is a lush, cinematic meditation on the many complex facets of love - meeting, wanting, needing, and losing...sometimes all at once. 

Cry was recently added to the WYCE Music Library.


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