Afghan Whigs Sign With Sub Pop, Announce New Album ‘Do to the Beast’
Afghan Whigs have signed with Sub Pop Records and will release a new album, ‘Do to the Beast,’ on April 15. Details are scarce, but the label announced the good news earlier today and unveiled the cover for this, the Whigs’ first studio set in 16 years.
‘Do to the Devil’ marks something of a homecoming for the soulful Cincinnati alt-rockers, as they dropped two discs — ‘Up In it’ and ‘Congregation’ — via the iconic Pacific Northwestern label back in the early ’90s.
While group split up in 2001, leader Greg Dulli and co. have since reformed for various live shows — among them a stellar performance at the 2012 All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in New York City — and they’re among the acts slated to play this year’s Coachella festival.
‘Do to the Beast’ follows the excellent ‘1965,’ which arrived in ‘1998.’