Afghan Whigs – “Lovecrimes (Frank Ocean Cover)”

By Michael Nelson / July 16, 2012

Cincinnati indie-soul gods Afghan Whigs have been covering Frank Ocean’s “Lovecrimes” since the launch of their triumphant reunion tour, but considering the week Ocean just had, it’s not exactly bad timing for the Whigs to deliver a studio version. Greg Dulli and Co. slow down Ocean’s original (from Nostalgia, Ultra), giving it harder edges, greater desperation and (surprise!) a heart of darkness. It’s fantastic. Listen below.