Cigarettes After Sex

A band that sounds like their name. Cigarettes After Sex makes atmospheric pop that evokes satin sheets and steamy nights. Points of reference include Beach House, Chris Isaak and The xx. The man behind the unusual name is Greg Gonzalez. This Texan is addicted to Françoise Hardy and Miles Davis. He possesses an androgynous, honeyed voice that attracts the human ear immediately. The self-titled debut of Cigarettes After Sex contained some of the most sweetly delicious sounds of 2017. Each song is a warm blanket draped gently around your shoulders. It all sounds so sophisticated, too, which is strange considering the whole album was recorded in a cheap demo studio in three days. The latest, ‘Cry’ (2019), is the result of an intense week’s work on Majorca.

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