Cigarettes After Sex
Cigarettes After Sex PARTISAN. CD/DL/LP
Slow-paced, swooning, postcoital indie pop. Much like the Ramones’ first album, the debut from El Pasovia-Brooklyn outfit Cigarettes After Sex is essentially 10 variations of the same song. Far from being a drag, though, band leader Greg Gonzalez’s languid dream pop bleeds into one beautiful, fuzzyheaded whole. Guitars gently ripple and twinkle in the distance as swooning songs fixated on infatuation slowly roll in and out, all delivered in Gonzalez’s husky, deceptively androgynous voice. The effect is a bit like pleasantly nodding off to a Mazzy Star record and, like the smoke off the titular post-coital gaspers, the intoxicating atmosphere lingers long after the tracks have played out.