Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex [Reissue]
Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex [Reissue]
Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex [Reissue]

Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex [Reissue]

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This item is scheduled to be released on 12th August 2022.

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The debut album from Cigarettes After Sex - reissued on clear vinyl (released 12th August) and white vinyl (released 25th November) via Partisan Records.

Cigarettes After Sex frontman Greg Gonzalez's ability 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.

Elsewhere, Gonzalez mounts movies in miniature with the photographic references of ‘Flash’ and Fitzcarraldo echoes of ‘Opera House’, a song so lovingly languid it could, conceivably, soundtrack a man hauling ships over mountains for love. And, just as every good film-maker knows the need for a killer finale, so Gonzalez closes the album with the retro-romantic swing and teasingly filthy put-downs (the “sucking cock” lyric isn’t as barbed as it seems, just friendly joshing) of ‘Young & Dumb’, which brings the album to a close with good, timeless advice: “Drive your car to the beach with the song on repeat…”.

To mirror their woozy romanticism in music, Gonzalez rejected conventional studio routes for his band, which numbers Randy Miller on bass, Jacob Tomsky on drums and Phillip Tubbs on keyboards. Taking influence from The Cowboy Junkies’ The Trinity Session (recorded in a church, single microphone), Cigarettes recorded most of the album in three days at the Sweatshop rehearsal space, Bushwick. The exception is ‘Each Time You Fall in Love’, which was recorded in the Beekman’s stairway after hours, the ghosts of screen lovers channelled in every warm note. Like the best movie, Cigarettes After Sex holds you in a hell of a spell.

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Please note that the WHITE vinyl is released on the 25th November 2022.

Artist: Cigarettes After Sex
Label: Partisan Records
Catalogue: PTKF2146-7
Barcode: 720841214656
Format: LP
Release Date: 12th August 2022

This product is a pre order and is scheduled to be released 12th August 2022.

This product is available on preorder with a limited discounted price.

                               

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Cigarettes After Sex - Cigarettes After Sex [Reissue] is available for preorder now and has a scheduled release date of 12th August 2022. In the event of any delays to this date, we will try to keep this page updated, specifically in the 'release updates' tab. Sadly, we are seeing a lot of date changes in 2022 so please bear with us.

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