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Cigarettes After Sex - X's CASS/LP/DLX LP

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RELEASES ON THE 12/7/24

With "X’s", Cigarettes After Sex finally takes center stage as not just one of today’s preeminent indie bands, but as one of the most globally accomplished acts across any genre, whose often unconventional path to superstardom has helped reshape the very definition of success for artists in the modern era.

Filled with raw, imagistic, sometimes smutty vignettes set to entrancing, slowburn pop songs, bandleader Greg Gonzalez captures every emotion a romantic arc inspires. But where previous albums have drawn from an amalgam of relationships, for the most part, "X’s" centralizes on just one relationship that spanned four years. “The record feels brutal,” admits Gonzalez. “I could sit and talk about this loss to someone, but that wouldn’t scratch the surface. I have to really write about it, sing about it, have the music, and then I can start to analyze and learn from it. Or just relive it—in a good way. I don’t have that Eternal Sunshine-thing of wanting to forget.”

While continuing to observe classic pop song structures, Gonzalez has moved away from the prior sonic touchstones of the ’50s and ’60s, finding himself now drawn to a ’70s/’80s slow dance. While (in typical Cigarettes style) these changes may be subtle, the overall resulting energy is akin to disco ball-refracted tears on the dance floor.

Tracklist:

1. X's
2. Tejano Blue
3. Silver Sable
4. Hideaway
5. Holding You, Holding Me
6. Dark Vacay
7. Baby Blue Movie
8. Hot
9. Dreams from Bunker Hill
10. Ambien Slide

About this product: this release is available on Cassette, LP and DLX LP formats.

The cassette is black.

The LP is the Indie Stores Exclusive pressing on clear vinyl.

The DLX LP is pressed on black vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve. Includes a lyric and photo book.