A Couple of Cigarettes After Sex

There’s two Cigarettes After Sex songs that have been on my mind … their hauntingly beautiful cover of REO Speedwagon’s “Keep on Loving You,” and the ethereal dreaminess of “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby.”  So I choose to post both.

Hailing from El Paso, Texas, these ambient romantics make music that reminds me of the old 4AD Records era from the mid-’80s.  It’s super-laid back, and almost old fashioned in its approach.  There’s also a hypnotically calming quality that enshrouds you in a meditative melancholy.

Here’s both tracks to soothe your day …

“Keep on Loving You” from the  2015 EP “Affection.”

“Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby” from the 2012 EP “I.”

Here’s Cigarettes After Sex performing both tunes at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles last April.

Cigarettes After Sex coving REO Speedwagon’s “Keep on Loving You” @ the Fonda Theatre on 04.28.18.

Cigarettes After Sex’s “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby” @ the Fonda Theatre on 04.28.18.