Cigarettes After Sex Announce New Album, Share New Single ‘Tejano Blue’

    Cigarettes After Sex have announced a new album, X’s, which will be out July 12 on Partisan. Today’s announcement comes with the release of the new song ‘Tejano Blue’, which you can hear below.

    “The record feels brutal,” bandleader Greg Gonzalez said in a press release. “I could sit and talk about this loss to someone, but that wouldn’t scratch the surface. I have to really write about it, sing about it, have the music, and then I can start to analyse and learn from it. Or just relive it—in a good way. I don’t have that Eternal Sunshine-thing of wanting to forget.”

    Commenting on the first single, Gonzalez added:

    I grew up in El Paso & Tejano music is huge there. You could go to a lot of the bars in the city and hear artists like Selena, Los Ángeles Azules & La Mafia playing over the speakers. It was in the atmosphere around me back then, but I always rejected it and gravitated towards anything else I was attracted to really.”

    Years later when I was living in New York City I finally started listening to Selena’s ‘Como La Flor’ at the same time that I was also listening to a lot of Cocteau Twins. I had the idea then to try to combine both of their sounds somehow, which felt a bit strange, but also felt like it was coming from a genuine place of rediscovering & finally connecting with the music that I heard around me in my youth.

    The band have also announced a world tour in support of the album, including dates at New York’s Madison Square Garden and London’s O2 Arena.

    X’s Cover Artwork:

    X’s Tracklist:

    1. X’s
    2. Tejano Blue
    3. Silver Sable
    4. Hideaway
    5. Holding you, Holding me
    6. Dark Vacay
    7. Baby Blue Movie
    8. Hot
    9. Dreams From Bunker Hill
    10. Ambien Slide

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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