Cigarettes After Sex - Cry (180 Gram Vinyl, Deluxe Edition, Gatefold LP Jacket, Poster) - Vinyl

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“I’ve always avoided studios,” says Cigarettes After Sex frontman Greg Gonzalez. “There’s something special about recording out in the world, some kind of X-factor that comes from the character and atmosphere of wherever it is that you’re working that becomes essential to the feeling of the music.”

That marriage of sound and setting is the heart and soul of Cry, Cigarettes After Sex’s riveting sophomore album - now presented in a deluxe package including a metallic foil printed jacket, fold out poster and embossed lyric booklet. Recorded in a stunning house on the Spanish island of Mallorca, the collection reflects the uneasy beauty, erotic longing, and stark minimalism of the space, all smooth lines and soft light.

While the band’s sound may be most associated with the romantic pop music of the late 50’s and early 60’s, Gonzalez pushes into more unexpected sonic territory on Cry, reaching back to his childhood in El Paso, Texas, to draw subtle melodic influence from 90’s Tejano stars like Selena and mainstream pop country artists like Shania Twain. Gonzalez pushes himself lyrically on the album, too, tackling sex with the graphic frankness of Henry Miller or Leonard Cohen as he renders unabashed, sometimes explicitly erotic scenes with a casual candor. Writing with a filmmaker’s eye, he captures tiny moments with a rich, cinematic detail that manages to locate the profound within the mundane.

01 Don’t Let Me Go 02 Kiss It Off Me 03 Heavenly 04 You’re The Only Good Thing in My Life 05 Touch 06 Hentai 07 Cry 08 Falling in Love 09 Pure

  • Genre: Indie & Alternative
  • Internal ID: JITRE
  • Format: Vinyl
  • Format Detail: LP Metallic foil printed gatefold jacket, 180 gram vinyl, 23.5 x 23.5 fold out poster, 12 page emb
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