Tune: Cigarettes After Sex – “Affection”

October 6, 2015

Every day is made better and certainly more languorous by Cigarettes After Sex. This formerly Texan, currently Brooklyn-based band produces melancholy, slow pop that will sweetly rock any listener into a listless stupor. Since 2012, I have been soaking in their glorious first EP (below) in hopes of more mellow lullabies to soundtrack my dreams in the daytime and at night. “Affection” continues the dreamy, pensive flow from their previous output with an added increase in quality. Singer and guitarist Greg Gonzalez’s crisp, warm whispers suitably oppose the heaviness of the resounding bassline while both meld into the wash of electric guitar echoing in the distance. Slow and steady, “Affection” is five minutes of tender euphoria dipped in sadness. Live inside a dream above and below.

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  • Lochlann Green October 6, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Yall definitely need to hear Cigarettes After Sex’ first full-length album released before the EP, it’s called “Romans 13:9″…it’s an awesome album that’ll get you rockin’.

    -Lochlann Green (International Radio DJ/Promoter/Talent Scout/Producer of “From Texas And Beyond” on KA Radio via the El Paso Texas/Kilmarnock Scotland connection)

    • Shana October 6, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      If you have it, send it over! :)

      • Lochlann Green October 7, 2015 at 4:47 am

        Hello Shana, I’ve got the CD but I do have mp3s of the songs as well. I’d have to find out from Greg if it’d be alright to send them unless perhaps he still has the files himself, I think you all would really love them! If you’d like to get in contact with me further, my email address is at

        • SB November 25, 2015 at 9:08 pm

          Is there any reason why this album is so hard to find?

          • Jonnie c October 26, 2016 at 7:50 am

            Hi. Hope you found it on you tube