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Afghan Whigs’ New Video for ‘Matamoros’ Makes Us Wanna Dance

The Manhattan subway, in addition to transporting people around the city, can also make an excellent stage. The performers usually intermingle with bystanders in a way that just can’t happen anywhere else.

In their new video for ‘Matamoros,’ the Afghan Whigs feature dancers who know how to use that potential stage to maximum effect. You can watch the video above.

Phil Harder, who made the video for the band’s ‘Algiers,’ directed several different dance groups performing among unsuspecting riders for ‘Matamoros.’ One dance group features some kids, while another mimics the subway-riding experience. And one dance crew, W.A.F.F.L.E., gives the show and song a darker edge.

The Whigs’ album, ‘Do to the Beast,’ came out in April, and it’s the band’s first record of all new material in 16 years. It is, in fact, a beast of a record. It’s also the first album to suffer the absence of Rick McCollum. Check out his unique slide-guitar playing in the video for ‘Honky’s Ladder.’

Next: Afghan Whigs Return

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