Greg Gonzalez started making music as Cigarettes After Sex in 2008. After nearly a decade of  relative obscurity, the El Paso singer and guitarist released his debut album in June. The dreamlike ambient rock of the self-titled LP quickly won over fans and critics alike. 

More from OpenAir Sessions:

Cigarettes After Sex joined us in the CPR Performance Studio this week before a headlining show at the Bluebird Theater. The band played four songs from its album. Gonzalez also spoke with Jeremy Petersen about how moving to New York changed the trajectory of the band, receiving high praise from French singer Françoise Hardy and his aspiration to work on film soundtracks.

Stream the session and watch Cigarettes After Sex perform "K" above. Watch more videos on our YouTube channel.

Songs performed:

  • "Sweet"
  • "Sunsetz"
  • "Apocalypse"
  • "K"