BG105 | As Loud As I Can
Spooky Cigarette, whose name is a facetious nudge at their frontmanʼs self proclaimed identity as a black (spook) fag (cigarette), is a New/No Wave project from San Diego, California, formed in the fall of 2015. Fronted by Frank Mindingall (Beaters, Northern Tigers, Ale Mania) and consisting of Jakob McWhinney (Space Heat, The Soaks) Skylar Eppler (Via Meteor), and Danny Gallo (formerly of Hills like Elephants), the project aims to channel the subtly decorated borders of night and day. With dirigible synths, cumulonimbus flangers, and the cool colors of pop, theyʼve already shared the stage with excellent acts such as Lower Dens, Thee Commons, Grenda, Chris Cohen, Island Boy, TV Girl & Tijuana Panthers. Their debut EP, ʻAs Loud As I Canʼ is an attempt to fully realize social and sexual identity and reconcile all the time lost. It is both haunting and inviting, like writhing in chaise to find the perfect position. ʻAs Loud As I Canʼ is set to be released on cassette through Bleeding Gold Records and Field Trips.