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the afghan whigs

do to the beast

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cd

Released: 14th Apr 2014

£9.99


2lp 180g

Released: 28th Apr 2014

£19.99


an appropriately feral title for one of the most intense, cathartic records of Dulli’s entire career – one that takes The Afghan Whigs to previously uncharted zones.

That’s clear from the Lennonesque primal screaming announcing album opener ‘Parked Outside’ – one of the hardest-rocking Whigs songs ever, propelled by a pile-driving riff that would make Malcolm Young envious. First single ‘Algiers,’ meanwhile, hotwires a pounding ‘Be My Baby’ drumbeat with spaghetti-western atmospherics. Elsewhere, ‘Matamoros’ – named after a town in Mexico cursed by a series of Satanic murders – finds Dulli at his most psychosexually sinister over its relentless, Zeppelin-meets-disco groove. Such themes of duality, viscera, & love destroyed echo throughout tracks that dynamically flow in & out of each other – from ambitious revenge fantasy ‘These Sticks’ to album centerpiece ‘Lost in the Woods’. “soul-grunge cult heroes make a classy return” 4/5 – q “reunited & still resonant” 4/5 – mojo.

do to the beast

Tracklist

  1. Parked Outside
  2. Matamoros
  3. It Kills
  4. Algiers
  5. Play
  6. Lost In The Woods
  7. The Lottery
  8. Can Rova
  9. Royal Cream
  10. I Am Fire
  11. These Sticks