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Cigarettes After Sex
Partisan Records
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Release Date
October 25, 2019

Available on DELUXE vinyl LP (180g black vinyl with gatefold jacket printed on metallic foil; comes with 24”X 24” fold-out poster + lyric booklet), standard black LP (comes with 12”x12” insert), CD, cassette, MP3, WAV, FLAC, & 24-bit WAV.

“I’ve always avoided studios,” says Cigarettes After Sex frontman Greg Gonzalez. “There’s something special about recording out in the world, some kind of X-factor that comes from the character and atmosphere of wherever it is that you’re working that becomes essential to the feeling of the music.”

That marriage of sound and setting is the heart and soul of Cry, Cigarettes After Sex’s riveting sophomore album. Recorded in a stunning house on the Spanish island of Mallorca, the collection reflects the uneasy beauty, erotic longing, and stark minimalism of the space, all smooth lines and soft light. Energized by the fresh palette and setting, Gonzalez would write songs just minutes before recording them with the band—drummer Jacob Tomsky, bassist Randy Miller, and keyboardist Phillip Tubbs. He engineered and produced the sessions himself, with an emphasis on capturing live performances and exploring the material together in dialogue with the house and with each other.

Clocking in at nine songs, Cry is a compact collection, but its brevity belies its depth. While the band’s sound may be most associated with the romantic pop music of the late 50’s and early 60’s, Gonzalez pushes into more unexpected sonic territory on Cry, reaching back to his childhood in El Paso, Texas, to draw subtle melodic influence from 90’s Tejano stars like Selena and mainstream pop country artists like Shania Twain. Gonzalez pushes himself lyrically on the album, too, tackling sex with the graphic frankness of Henry Miller or Leonard Cohen as he renders unabashed, sometimes explicitly erotic scenes with a casual candor. Writing with a filmmaker’s eye, he captures tiny moments with a rich, cinematic detail that manages to locate the profound within the mundane.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Don't Let Me Go 4:22 Buy

    Don't Let Me Go

  2. 2 Kiss It Off Me 4:29 Buy

    Kiss It Off Me

  3. 3 Heavenly 4:46 Buy


  4. 4 You're The Only Good Thing In My Life 4:35 Buy

    You're The Only Good Thing In My Life

  5. 5 Touch 4:52 Buy


  6. 6 Hentai 4:45 Buy


  7. 7 Cry 4:16 Buy


  8. 8 Falling In Love 4:05 Buy

    Falling In Love

  9. 9 Pure 4:14 Buy


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