by Bill Pearis
still from "Algiers" video
Afghan Whigs have released the first track from the band's anticipated comeback album, Do the Beast. "Algiers" is a dusty Spaghetti Western of a track, complete with castanets, tremeloed minor chords and twangy leads. The video carries the theme further and you can watch that below. The album's out April 18 on Sub Pop.
We knew Afghan Whigs would be playing Coachella but Greg Dulli and the band will be playing other shows this spring, including Brooklyn Bowl on May 15. Tickets go on presale on Wednesday (2/19) at 10 AM (password is "d2tbbrooklyn"), with the general sale beginning Friday (2/21) at 10 AM.
All dates are listed, plus the video of the new single, below...
Afghan Whigs - 2014 Tour Dates
Apr 10 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet's
Apr 11 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Apr 14 Portland, OR Doug Fir
Apr 15 Seattle, WA Showbox Market
Apr 17 San Francisco, CA Slim's
Apr 18 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
May 15 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
May 16 Boston, MA Paradise
May 17 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar