Cigarettes After Sex 是一支成立于 2008 年主打氛围流行风格的美国乐队，在美国德克萨斯州埃尔帕索出道，目前主要活动区域则是在纽约布鲁克林区。Cigarettes After Sex 由 Greg Gonzalez 主导成立，当前乐队成员包括 Gregory Gonzalez (guitar,vocals)、Jacob Tomsky (drums) 以及 Randall Miller (bass)，旧成员包括了 Greg Leah、Steven Herrada、Emily Davis、Phillip Tubbs。
音乐风格：Dream Pop、Shoegaze、Ambient Pop、Slowcore、Slow Motion
Origin: El Paso, TX
Current Location: Brooklyn, NY
Current Members: Greg Gonzalez; Jacob Tomsky; Randy Miller
Past Members: Greg Leah; Steven Herrada; Emily Davis; Phillip Tubbs
Genre: Dream pop, shoegaze, ambient pop, slowcore, slow motion
Cigarettes After Sex is an American ambient pop band formed in 2008, from El Paso, Texas, founded by Greg Gonzalez.
The band is known for their ethereal and often dream-like musical style, lyrics often based on the themes of romance and love, as well as Gonzalez's voice, described as "androgynous". While marketed as an ambient pop band, Cigarettes After Sex are also considered to be shoegaze, dream pop and slowcore. The music of Cigarettes After Sex invokes not only the powerful feelings of euphoria inherent in the band’s name itself, but somehow manages to recreate emotions found only in the most romantic of movies; immersive, achingly nostalgic, thoroughly transporting, and intensely visual. It’s these powerful and unique qualities which have enabled the love songs of Cigarettes After Sex to reverberate across countless countries, and excite the most devoted kind of following.
While living in El Paso, Texas, Gonzalez was experimenting with capturing the spacious sounds of recording songs in a four-story stairwell at the University of Texas. The band's debut extended play (EP), I., was released in 2012, with the song "Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby" eventually becoming a sleeper hit through commercial licensing.
After relocating to Brooklyn, Gonzalez continued work on the band, enlisting the help of a loose cast of collaborators including Phillip Tubbs, Randy Miller, Jacob Tomsky, Steve Herrada, Emily Davis, and Greg Leeah. Output from the collective appeared mostly in the form of singles, EPs, and immensely popular YouTube clips. One of their most notable tracks was a 2015 reworking of REO Speedwagon's power ballad hit "Keep on Loving You." Following a swell of attention online, work was begun on a full-length debut.
On June 2017, Cigarettes After Sex released their self-titled debut studio album to positive reviews. They recorded their self-titled debut album during a remarkably short, three-day stint at a modest pay-by-the-hour rehearsal space in Brooklyn. It’s this bottled intensity, and perfect cohesion between musical landscape and lyrics, which keeps listeners, falling in and out of love themselves, thoroughly enraptured, returning to the music again and again; the love songs of Cigarettes After Sex the indelible soundtrack.