Afghan Whigs - Do To The Beast

Slow-burning Midwestern soul-grunge legends the Afghan Whigs broke up in 2001 and then reunited in 2012 for a whole lot of intense, fiery live shows (including one where they were Usher’s backing band). They also gave us a few random studio tracks, like their covers of Marie “Queenie” Lyons’s “See And Don’t See” and Frank Ocean’s “Lovecrimes.” But now they’ve announced their first new studio album since they released 1965 in 1998. Their new album is called Do To The Beast, and as Pitchfork reports, it’s out 4/15 on Sub Pop, the label that released the band’s records back before they joined the major-label universe.

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  1. Bob Odenkirk called it!

  2. Hopefully it’ll be more Third/Majesty Shredding and less Uncanney Valley

  3. Fingers crossed Rick McCullom is still in the mix. He was absent during the SxSW and Subpop shows, and is nowhere to be seen on Dulli’s instagraming of the recording sessions. While I’m super excited to have anything new with the words “Afghan Whigs” on the cover, it’ll be bittersweet if Rick isn’t around anymore. He’s such a core part of their sound.

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