The Afghan Whigs - Do To The Beast

Debauched Ohio underground rock barflies the Afghan Whigs reunited a few years ago to tour, but they haven’t released an album since 1965 16 years ago, so it’s a big deal that they’ve returned to Sub Pop, their former label, and put together a desperate and urgent new one called Do To The Beast. The album has its share of guests — Mark McGuire, Usher collaborator Johnny “Natural” Najera, Queens Of The Stone Age members Alain Johannes and Dave Catching, Chavez’s Clay Tarver, singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur — but the meat of the album is in these grizzled veterans returning to their stormy, sexed-out, cathartic roots. We’ve posted early songs “Algiers” and “The Lottery,” and now you can stream the full thing at NPR.

Do To The Beast is out 4/15 on Sub Pop.

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