Cigarettes After Sex are gearing themselves up for the release of their debut full-length album this year, and what better way to prepare than by reassessing older material? EP 1 was originally released in 2012, setting the tone for the band’s lusciously dark ambient pop sound. Reissued on vinyl, CD and cassette tape by the Spanish Prayers label.
7/10 Jamie Staff review, 31 January 2017
You like sex, don’t you? Of course you do. Then you probably like cigs… what’s that, you don’t smoke? Hmm. Well you’ll probably still like these guys from Brooklyn who do dreamy pop with jangly, reverby slow-mo guitars like Mazzy Star of old and got 75 million views on YouTube out of it. I’m talking, of course, about Cigarettes After Sex.
This is the band’s first EP -- a reissue which originally came out in 2012 -- ahead of their debut LP due this eventually coming summer. That’ll be nice. You get four songs aching with rich, dark melancholy and sung breathily by the band’s chief and songwriter Greg Gonzales. The highlight of the EP for me is ‘Dreaming Of You’ with its ambient scrapey guitar. It’ll sound good on my stereo tonight, after dinner when I’m washing up the saucepan and plates. I’ll still miss Hope Sandoval though.
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