Cigarettes After Sex announce brand spanking new album X’s and an Aussie tour

Cigarettes After Sex explore one love in ‘X”s,’ gifting fans a total mood of 70s/80s slow-dance nostalgia

Texan dream pop band Cigarettes After Sex is making a comeback, dropping their latest album, “X’s,” on July 12th, 2024.

Good news for fans down under – they’re hitting Australia and New Zealand in March 2025 for a massive world tour.

“X’s” is more than just another album; it’s a deep dive into the emotional nuances of a four-year relationship. Lead singer Greg Gonzalez takes us on a journey through the peaks and valleys of love and loss, promising an experience that resonates on a profound level.

The album also signals a subtle shift in their musical landscape, moving away from their customary 50s and 60s influences to embrace a more rhythmic 70s and 80s slow-dance vibe.

This musical evolution introduces a fresh dimension, reminiscent of disco ball-refracted tears on a nostalgic dance floor.

The album’s first single, “Tejano Blue,” stands as a personal tribute to Gonzalez’s Texan roots, infusing the sounds of Tejano music from his childhood.

This track, blending Cocteau Twins’ mystique with a touch of Tejano soul, sets the tone for a captivating exploration of the band’s signature style intertwined with novel sonic landscapes.

For fans in Australia and New Zealand, the excitement doesn’t end with the album drop. Cigarettes After Sex is set to grace stages in March 2025, promising an immersive live experience.

Ticket sales kick off on Friday, March 8th, with potential pre-sale opportunities earlier in the week.

Make sure to mark your calendars and check cigarettesaftersex.com/shows for all the tour details.

Cigarettes After Sex has carved a niche with their dreamy tunes characterised by slow tempos, hazy vocals, and shimmering guitars.

Greg Gonzalez’s distinctive androgynous vocals add a unique layer to their poetic and raw lyrics, creating a sound that resonates with fans of dream pop and reminiscent of Mazzy Star and Cocteau Twins.

As the anticipation builds for “X’s,” Cigarettes After Sex promises not just an album but an emotional odyssey that captures the essence of the human experience.

In preparation, listen to “Tejano Blue,” above and get ready for a sweet ride of emotions that will linger long after the last note fades away.