-Valerie Paschall (DCist)
Cigarette does something rare with their music in that they do less with more. There are six members of the band, Jonathan Howard, Richard Howard, Evan Napala, Johnny Ward, Ben Brown and Drew Hagelin, all of whom may be playing, at any given time, guitar, drums, viola, trumpet, piano or Rhodes. Yet, Cigarette doesn’t sound like an overblown rock orchestra. Their songs have a minimalist, almost catatonic effect, as if the listener has stumbled into a dream or some other ethereal plane. The band sounds as if they’ve effectively soundtracked a nature walk or a dream. It’s powerful, yet soft-spoken.
U.S.A. TOUR 2011
22ND: GREENSBORO, NC - LEGIT BUSINESS
23RD: WILMINGTON, NC - HOUSE SHOW/ORANGE STREET W/ SOFTSPOT
24TH: SAVANNAH, GA - OUTSIDE/JEFFERSON ST.
25TH: CHATTANOOGA, TN - COLLECTIVE CLOTHING WAREHOUSE
27TH: NEW ORLEANS, LA - THE SAINT W/ BOYFRIEND
28TH: NEW ORLEANS, LA - EUCLID RECORDS
29TH: DAY OFF
30TH: AUSTIN, TX - BEAUTY BAR
1ST: AUSTIN, TX - TRAILER SPACE RECORDS
2ND: LAS CRUCES, NM- Trainyard
3RD: THE WEST COAST
6TH: LOS ANGELES, CA - THE SMELL W/ LUCKY DRAGONS
7TH: SANTA BARBARA, CA -
8TH: HARTFORD, CA - FATTE ALBERT'S PIZZA
11TH: EUGENE, OR - COFFEE SHOP
12TH: PORTLAND, OR - 910 INTERSTATE AVE.
13TH: PORTLAND, OR -
14TH: OLYMPIA, WA - MEDIA ISLAND
18TH: DENVER, CO -
19TH: DENVER, CO - UNIT E: 1201 SANTA FE DR.
20TH: OMAHA, NE - WAREHOUSE
21ST: CHICAGO, IL -
22ND: DETROIT, MI - ATLAS BAR W/ COMPARTMENT
27TH: BLACK CAT/BACKSTAGE W/ THE AMBULARS