Album artwork for Cigarettes After Sex by Cigarettes After Sex

Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2017 No: 6

After the phenomenal online break-out success of Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby, from the band's debut EP 1, the Brooklyn transplant (originally from El Paso) wanted to project his worldview on to a bigger screen, a broader canvas. That sense of fulfilment is richly felt on Cigarettes After Sex, which unspools like the most achingly romantic of movies: immersive, cohesive and transporting. Swooning in the spirit of influences such as Mazzy Star and Red House Painters, its sumptuous songs of love elevate Cigarettes to the ranks of those acts who create worlds of their own, exciting the most devoted kind of following. Alongside keyboardist Phillip Tubbs, bassist Randy Miller and drummer Jacob Tomsky, the ability of Gonzalez and his band to set a scene and sustain a mood reels you in deeply. On album opener K, a tale of blossoming love etched in tiny details luxuriates over chiming guitars; on the hymn to romantic compulsion of Each Time You Fall in Love, the suspended animation of Angelo Badalamenti's heart-stopping Twin Peaks music is echoed. Sunsetz and the gently lilting Sweet, meanwhile, showcase Gonzalez's ability to weave impressionistic snapshots of romance into melodies that haunt like memories of past loves, all coalescing around his melting vocals.

Cigarettes After Sex

Cigarettes After Sex

Partisan Records
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Album artwork for Cigarettes After Sex by Cigarettes After Sex
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Cigarettes After Sex

Cigarettes After Sex

Partisan Records
Album artwork for Album artwork for Cigarettes After Sex by Cigarettes After Sex by Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex
Album artwork for Cigarettes After Sex by Cigarettes After Sex
LP+

$34.99

Opaque White Vinyl

Released 11/25/2022Catalogue Number

LP-PTKF-2146LEC

Album artwork for Cigarettes After Sex by Cigarettes After Sex
LP

$26.99

Black
Released 12/01/2017Catalogue Number

A 12146

Album artwork for Cigarettes After Sex by Cigarettes After Sex
LP+

$34.99

Indie Exclusive

Clear Vinyl

Released 08/12/2022Catalogue Number

LP-PTKF-2146LEC2

Album artwork for Cigarettes After Sex by Cigarettes After Sex
CD

$13.99

Released 06/09/2017Catalogue Number

CD 12146

Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2017 No: 6

After the phenomenal online break-out success of Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby, from the band's debut EP 1, the Brooklyn transplant (originally from El Paso) wanted to project his worldview on to a bigger screen, a broader canvas. That sense of fulfilment is richly felt on Cigarettes After Sex, which unspools like the most achingly romantic of movies: immersive, cohesive and transporting. Swooning in the spirit of influences such as Mazzy Star and Red House Painters, its sumptuous songs of love elevate Cigarettes to the ranks of those acts who create worlds of their own, exciting the most devoted kind of following. Alongside keyboardist Phillip Tubbs, bassist Randy Miller and drummer Jacob Tomsky, the ability of Gonzalez and his band to set a scene and sustain a mood reels you in deeply. On album opener K, a tale of blossoming love etched in tiny details luxuriates over chiming guitars; on the hymn to romantic compulsion of Each Time You Fall in Love, the suspended animation of Angelo Badalamenti's heart-stopping Twin Peaks music is echoed. Sunsetz and the gently lilting Sweet, meanwhile, showcase Gonzalez's ability to weave impressionistic snapshots of romance into melodies that haunt like memories of past loves, all coalescing around his melting vocals.