Cigarettes After Sex - in concert from Mannheim - 2017

Cigarettes After Sex - variously described as androgynous, ambient and ethereal.

Cigarettes After Sex – In Concert – 2017 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Cigarettes After Sex - in concert from Mannheim - 2017
Cigarettes After Sex – variously described as androgynous, ambient and ethereal.

Cigarettes After Sex in concert from Mannheim to put the week in a reasonably somnambulant frame of mind. Recorded live on June 16, 2017.

Cigarettes After Sex formed in El Paso, Texas, in 2008, founded by Greg Gonzalez. 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, which has been described as “androgynous”.While marketed as an ambient pop band, Cigarettes After Sex are also considered to be shoegaze, slowcore and indie rock.

The band’s 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. After the release of the standalone single “Affection” in 2015, the band released their self-titled debut studio album in June 2017 to positive reviews.

The following is an excerpt review via Pitchfork’s Cameron Cook of their debut album in 2017:

Cigarettes After Sex is an American dream pop band formed in El Paso, Texas, in 2008, founded by Greg Gonzalez. 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, which has been described as “androgynous”.[7] While marketed as an ambient pop band, Cigarettes After Sex are also considered to be shoegaze, slowcore and indie rock.

The band’s 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. After the release of the standalone single “Affection” in 2015, the band released their self-titled debut studio album in June 2017 to positive reviews.

In August 2019, the band announced their second studio album, titled Cry, along with the single “Heavenly”. The album was released on October 25, 2019.

Crank it up and relax – it’s Monday, after all.




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