Cigarettes After Sex announce their new LP, titled X’s (due July 12), alongside their upcoming world tour, which includes Australia & New Zealand dates in March 2025 and features shows at some of the globe’s most iconic venues, like Madison Square Garden and London’s O2 Arena.


Filled with raw, imagistic, sometimes smutty vignettes set to entrancing, slow burn pop songs, bandleader Greg Gonzalez captures every emotion a romantic arc inspires. But where previous albums have drawn from an amalgam of relationships, for the most part, X’s centralizes on just one relationship that spanned four years.


 “The record feels brutal,” admits Gonzalez. “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 analyze and learn from it. Or just relive it—in a good way. I don’t have that Eternal Sunshine-thing of wanting to forget.”


While continuing to observe classic pop song structures, Gonzalez has moved away from the prior sonic touchstones of the ‘50s and ‘60s, finding himself now drawn to a ‘70s/’80s slow dance. While (in typical Cigarettes style) these changes may be subtle, the overall resulting energy is akin to disco ball-refracted tears on the dance floor.


Today also marks the release of the record’s first single, ‘Tejano Blue’, a nod to the music of bandleader Greg Gonzalez’s Texas childhood, resulting in the most instantly memorable version (and liveliest tempo) yet of the band’s signature sensual, timeless, love songs.



Gonzalez explains: “I grew up in El Paso & Tejano music is huge there. You could go to a lot of the bars in the city & 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 & 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.”


‘Tejano Blue’ is available now, and Cigarettes After Sex’s new LP, X’s, is out July 12th via Partisan Records / Liberator Music.

Cigarettes After Sex will bring their live show to Australia & New Zealand in March 2025. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general onsale beginning Friday, March 8 at 10am local time at


CIGARETTES AFTER SEX TOUR DATESTicket details at: Wed 12 March 2025 | Melbourne | Rod Laver Arena  Fri 14 Mar 2025 | Sydney | ICC Theatre  Mon 17 Mar 2025 | Brisbane | Brisbane Entertainment Centre  Wed 19 Mar 2025 | Auckland | Spark Arena


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Cigarettes After Sex – ‘Tejano Blue’Out now via Partisan Records / Liberator MusicListen/watch here


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Cigarettes After Sex – X’sOut Friday 12 July via Partisan Records / Liberator MusicPre-order here Tracklisting:1. X’s2. Tejano Blue3. Silver Sable4. Hideaway5. Holding you, Holding me6. Dark Vacay7. Baby Blue Movie8. Hot9. Dreams From Bunker Hill10. Ambien Slide



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