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 dark, evil 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. Our Last Day
2. The Night Train
3. You
4. Please Don't Cry
5. Woman With a Crow The Last Train
6. Sing
7. Lay Here
8. Every Light Is Out
9. I Can't Stop These Tears From Falling
10. Run Towards your Fears
11. Do You Know Where I Should Go?

Note: Sometimes referred to as self-titled

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

1. Affection
2. Keep On Loving You

1. K.
2. Each Time You Fall In Love
3. Sunsetz
4. Apocalypse
5. Flash
6. Sweet
7. Opera House
8. Truly
9. John Wayne
10. Young & Dumb


  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

    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)

    2. I hope this will be useful

  4. Of Montreal
    Spirit Club

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

  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

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

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

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

  11. Dekujui mockrat!

  12. Hey! Please update the cigarettes after sex discography. Add their self released self-titled debut album. Love this blog. Keep up the work.

  13. Can we please get the new discography? Thanks

  14. BEST EVER!!!! I adore this band.

  15. Could you please please put up their new album? The one that has come out on Friday.

  16. Why the EP "I" the link cant be download? Please fix thats. Thx before xoxo