Snapshots: Cigarettes After Sex @ 9:30 Club — 10/25/19

Cigarettes After Sex @ 9:30 Club, Washington DC, 10/25/2019
Cigarettes After Sex performs at 9:30 Club on Oct. 25, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)

Ambient quartet Cigarettes After Sex recently performed at 9:30 Club on the very day the band released Cry, their second studio album. Paivi Salonen was there to take photos of all of the slow jams.

Led by frontman Greg Gonzalez, Cigarettes After Sex includes Randall Miller (bass), Jacob Tomsky (drums), and Josh Marcus (keyboards). After releasing their debut album, the band traveled to Mallorca to record Cry.

“The sound of this record is completely tied to the location for me,” Greg said in a press release. “Ultimately, I view this record as a film. It was shot in this stunning, exotic location, and it stitches all these different characters and scenes together, but in the end is really about romance, beauty and sexuality. It’s a very personal telling of what those things mean to me.”

Cigarettes After Sex largely improvised the new album in the studio.

Stream Cry by Cigarettes After Sex on Spotify:

On Oct. 25 at 9:30 Club, Cigarettes After Sex favored the band’s self-titled debut album with five selections, including set closer “Apocalypse.” The gents performed two songs from the new recording, including the single “Heavenly.” And along the way, they added their smashing cover of REO Speedwagon’s “Keep on Loving You.”

Visit the website of Cigarettes After Sex for more info on the band.

Here are some pictures of Cigarettes After Sex performing at 9:30 Club on Oct. 25, 2019. All photos copyright and courtesy of Paivi Salonen.

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