The Afghan Whigs – “Algiers” Video

The Afghan Whigs, who originally broke up in 2001, got back together a couple of years ago to tour, and now they’re getting ready to release Do To The Beast, their first new album in 16 years. The first song we’ve heard from the album is “Algiers,” a slow-burning strummer with a hint of Ennio Morricone spaghetti-western dynamics. So it’s fitting that the new “Algiers” video, directed by past Whigs collaborator Phil Harder, stars Whigs frontman Greg Dulli as a swaggering cowboy-hatted gentleman who rides a stretch limo into an Old West town. Violence, predictably, follows. Watch the video and check out the Do To The Beast tracklist and the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

01 “Parked Outside”
02 “Matamoros”
03 “It Kills”
04 “Algiers”
05 “Lost In The Woods”
06 “The Lottery”
07 “Can Rova”
08 “Royal Cream”
09 “I Am Fire”
10 “These Sticks”

Those tour dates:

04/10 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
04/11 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival
04/14 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
04/15 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market
04/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
04/18 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival
05/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
05/16 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
05/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
(via Pitchfork)

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