Afghan Whigs Announce Reunion Album 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.