You're sitting in a dive bar and some guy lumbers over to the jukebox. He jabs at the crusty buttons for a while before this starts playing. He drains his drink, turns around and performs charades-like dance moves to the lyrics.
Only, it's not a dive bar, it's my lounge room and I'm the only one drinking in the dark. Thank you for providing the soundtrack.
Cigarettes After Sex continue to defy what it means to be one of the biggest cult bands in the world. Five years from the release of their breakout self-titled debut, they have recently seen several viral moments on TikTok unlock new levels of audience growth and album sales. At almost 15M monthly listeners on Spotify and climbing, they are currently the 343rd highest streamed artist on the platform. As the debut album re-enters Top 200 charts globally (including US+UK), Cigarettes After Sex have returned with their first new music in over two years, "Pistol," a song that brings together all of the elements that have made CAS such a celebrated band, while also introducing a subtle yet impactful increase in tempo. Equal parts transportive and romantic, the song’s driving rhythm meets a stark, minimalistic atmosphere that is given dimension by dreamy, washed-out guitars, swelling synths, and intimate, yearning vocals from Greg Gonzalez.
I just bought this on vinyl. This album is terrible, and this is a stupid band. In no way am I overcome with a mix of awe and jealous rage every time I listen to this record, which is constantly. milkfixer