Friday, 16 October 2015

Cigarettes After Sex

Cigarettes After Sex are an indie/slowcore band that originated from El Paso, Texas in 2008, though they got their proper start in 2012 when they relocated to Brooklyn, New York, which is where they are currently based out of. Their debut EP was released in 2012, and garnered quite a bit of attention over time, which is definitely deserved. For one, these four songs are practically flawless. Think of the atmosphere and gentle vocals of Slowdive mixed with the evil, dark twin version of a Pixies bass line. They can be slow and moody, but strangely optimistic, which works out to be the perfect dynamical paradox. I highly recommend their first EP, it's a perfect example of how slowcore/shoegaze/whatever you want to call it can perfectly mesh atmospheric sounds with pop sensibilities.

After a few years and some major line-up shifts, their second EP (if it can be called that) was just released this month. It's only one song, but it's one damn good song. "Affection" picks up where they left off, but with a little higher production value, and a very prominent, swelling electric guitar to add some weight to the song. This band's small but sweet discography is highly worth the listen, so enjoy.

1. Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby
2. I'm a Firefighter
3. Dreaming of You
4. Starry Eyes

1. Affection

23 comments:

  1. Hope that you would update to audience in future.

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  3. I know Rise Against are extremely well-known and there's not much reason to do a post about them, but I can't find anywhere to download their discography without having go through a whole bunch of registration, etc. lol

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    1. Could you maybe put Rise Against on here for me sometime? I would REALLY appreciate it lol. Thank you :) (plus, they have a ton of covers, rarities, B-sides, etc. that are Hell to try and find a place to download. So I'd love to be able to get it all from here lol)

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    2. http://www.elrocknomuere.com/blog/art/34/Rise-Against I hope this will be useful

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  4. Of Montreal
    Spirit Club
    Wavves
    please!

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  5. Courtney Barnett & Motion City Soundtrack would be awesome, actually.

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  6. I would be grateful if you continue with the quality of what we are doing now with your blog ... I really enjoyed it
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  7. Thx I just gone crazy after listen em

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  8. Gracias, excelente banda... saludos desde Chile

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  9. Se escuchan muy bien. Gracias, gracias, gracias desde Chile! :)

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  10. Especial para escuchar de noche, con luces bajas..

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