News for The Afghan Whigs

NEWS : WED, AUG 9, 2017 at 6:58 AM

FINALLY. The Afghan Whigs First Three Sub Pop Releases Will Be Available On 180-Gram Vinyl, September 8th

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You ask, we deliver! The Afghan Whigs first three releases on Sub Pop Records – Up In It, Congregation and the Uptown Avondale EP will be released on 180-gram vinyl on September 8th* via the Sub Pop Megamart, and at the merch table for all upcoming Afghan Whigs North American shows.

*Retail stores will begin carrying these titles on September 22nd.

Both Congregation and Up In It have been out of print on vinyl for several years now and Uptown Avondale has never been available on vinyl in the U.S. … EVER.  All three titles will be issued on special Sub Pop “Loser” editions as well.

Full details on the reissues:


UP IN IT

LOSER EDITION DESCRIPTION: Transparent blue vinyl with white swirl. Pre-order here.

Track Listing:

  1. Retarded
  2. White Trash Party
  3. Hated
  4. Southpaw
  5. Amphetamines and Coffee
  6. Now We Can Begin
  7. You My Flower
  8. Son of the South
  9. I Know Your Little Secret


CONGREGATION

LOSER EDITION DESCRIPTION: Transparent Red vinyl with white swirl. Pre-order here.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Record turned into a double LP with gatefold packaging to be played at 45 rpm. 

Track Listing:

  1. Her Against Me
  2. I’m Her Slave
  3. Turn On The Water
  4. Conjure Me
  5. Kiss The Floor
  6. Congregation
  7. This Is My Confession
  8. Dedicate It
  9. The Temple
  10. Let Me Lie To You
  11. Tonight
  12. Miles Iz Ded (hidden track)


UPTOWN AVONDALE

LOSER EDITION DESCRIPTION: Silver metallic vinyl. Pre-order here.

Track Listing

  1. Band of Gold
  2. True Love Travels on a Gravel Road
  3. Come See About Me
  4. Beware
  5. Rebirth of the Cool

Afghan Whigs Tour Dates

The Afghan Whigs are currently in Europe for a brief second leg of their tour which includes performances at Way Out West Festival, Haldern Pop Festival, Flow Festival and Pukkelpop.  The band will begin their North American tour on September 6th at a Sold Out show in Orlando, FL.  The tour includes three Canadian shows (Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver) and the band will be playing several markets they haven’t visited in years (Richmond, Birmingham, Kansas City, Houston). For up-to-date info on tickets, please visit theafghanwhigs.com.


In Spades, the group’s spellbinding new album is available on CD / 180 gram-LP / CS / DL worldwide from Sub Pop. Led by the singles “Demon In Profile,” “Oriole,” and “Arabian Heights” along with standouts “Copernicus,” and “Toy Automatic,” it is the follow-up to the band’s internationally acclaimed Do to the Beast.  In Spades was recorded in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Memphis and Joshua Tree and written and produced by Greg Dulli. Read more on The Afghan Whigs In Spades here.

The Afghan Whigs have released two videos from the album so far: “Demon In Profile,” directed by longtime collaborator Phil Harder and “Oriole” helmed by erotic art director Amy Nicole Hood.



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, JUL 26, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Listen To The Afghan Whigs (Featuring James Hall) New Single “You Want Love”

The Afghan Whigs have a new song streaming out over the airwaves today: “You Want Love” - recorded in honor of the late Dave Rosser - is now available as a free download at: www.theafghanwhigs.com. The song is available in all your favorite digital services as well.


Originally released by Pleasure Club in 2004 on their second and final album, the Afghan Whigs’ version of the song features original singer and writer James Hall. “Pleasure Club was a legendary New Orleans band and Dave Rosser and I had spoken for years about performing this song,” Greg Dulli commented.  “In light of his passing we decided to record it in his honor.” The track has been a staple of The Afghan Whigs’ live set in Europe during the In Spades tour.

The Afghan Whigs return to Europe next week for a brief second leg of their tour which includes performances at Way Out West Festival, Haldern Pop Festival, Flow Festival and Pukkelpop. The band will begin their North American tour on September 6 in Orlando, FL.  The tour includes three Canadian shows (Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver) and the band will be playing several markets they haven’t visited in years (Richmond, Birmingham, Kansas City, Houston). The full list of dates can be found below.



In Spades, the group’s spellbinding new album, is available on CD / 180 gram-LP / CS / DL worldwide from Sub Pop. Led by the singles “Demon In Profile,” “Oriole,” and “Arabian Heights” along with standouts “Copernicus,” and “Toy Automatic,” it is the follow-up to the band’s internationally acclaimed Do to the Beast.  In Spades was recorded in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Memphis and Joshua Tree and written and produced by Greg Dulli.

The Afghan Whigs have released two videos from the album so far: ”Demon In Profile,” directed by longtime collaborator Phil Harder, and ”Oriole,” helmed by erotic art director Amy Nicole Hood.


The Afghan Whigs - 2017 Tour Dates

Aug. 04 - Vienna, AT - WUK
Aug. 05 - Prague, CZ - Lucerna Music Bar
Aug. 06 - Zurich, CH - Mascotte
Aug. 08 - Munich, DE - Backstage Halle
Aug. 09 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Aug 11 - Gothenburg, SE - Way Out West Festival
Aug 12 - Rees, DE - Haldern Pop Festival
Aug 13 - Helsinki, FL - Flow Festival
Aug 15 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
Aug 16 - Leeds, UK - Church
Aug 17 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
Aug 19 - Kiewit, BE - Pukkelpop
Sep 06 - Orlando, FL - The Social
Sep 07 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
Sep 08 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival
Sep 09 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
Sep 11 - Richmond, VA - The National
Sep 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Sep 14 - Boston, MA - Paradise
Sep 16 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
Sep-18 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount
Sep 19 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Sep 21 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
Sep 22 - Chicago, IL - Metro
Sep 23 - Chicago, IL - Metro
Sep 24 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
Sep 26 - Detroit, MI - St Andrews
Sep 28 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
Sep 29 - Nashville, TN - Exit IN
Sep 30 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
Oct 12 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up
Oct 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre
Oct 14 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Oct 16 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Oct 17 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
Oct 18 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
Oct 19 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
Oct 21 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
Oct 22 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
Oct 24 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
Oct 25 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Oct 26 - Houston, TX - Heights Theater
Oct 27-29 - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Festival

For up-to-date info on tickets, please visit theafghanwhigs.com.

Read more about The Afghan Whigs In Spades right over here.

Follow The Afghan Whigs everywhere in the known universe via theafghanwhigs.com and Spotify | YouTube | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter .


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, MAY 1, 2017 at 7:00 AM

The Afghan Whigs Announce ‘In Spades’ North American Tour Dates With Special Guests Har Mar Superstar and Ed Harcourt

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The Afghan Whigs’ spellbinding new album, In Spades is out worldwide this Friday May 5th.

[Photo Credit: Chris Cuffaro]

This morning the band announced a new 28-city tour of North America for this fall which will begin on September 6th in Orlando, FL.  Har Mar Superstar will support on all shows, and tickets go on sale this Friday morning. The tour will include three Canadian shows (Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver) and the band will be playing several markets they haven’t visited in years (Richmond, Birmingham, Kansas City, Houston).
 
The Afghan Whigs will also visit 17 countries overseas this summer in support of the new album including performances at Primavera Sound, Northside Festival and Way Out West.  Ed Harcourt will be supporting on all European headline shows. (Tour dates and ticket links are below.)

As if that weren’t enough good news for a Monday… You can now stream all of In Spades via the good music listeners of Stereogum, right over here.


In Spades is now available for preorder from Sub Pop, The Afghan Whigs official website, and select independent retailers. LP pre-orders will receive the “Loser” edition on 180-gram, white-chocolate vinyl (while supplies last). A new T-shirt design, along with cassette versions of The Afghan Whigs classic Sub Pop albums Up In It and Congregation, will also be available.

Led by the singles “Demon In Profile,” “Oriole,” and “Arabian Heights” along with standouts “Copernicus,” and “Toy Automatic,” ’In Spades’ is the follow-up to the band’s internationally acclaimed Do to the Beast.  The album was recorded in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Memphis and Joshua Tree and written and produced by Greg Dulli.


The early reviews of In Spades have been stellar: 

“Demonic pain experienced in the midnight hours suits both him (Dulli) and his band.  No wonder then that this matches some of their best work.” [4/5 stars] - Q Magazine
 
‘A thrilling impassioned addition to their catalogue.’ [8/10] - UNCUT
 
“Back to their dark, soulful best.” [4/5 stars] – MOJO
 
“Forever raising goosebumps where you didn’t even know you had them.” - [5/5 stars] – Record Collector

 
The Afghan Whigs have released two videos from the album so far: “Demon In Profile,” directed by longtime collaborator Phil Harder[link here] and “Oriole” helmed by erotic art director Amy Nicole Hood [link here].
 
The first show in support of In Spades will take place later this month at a 
sold out Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York on May 23rd. 


The Afghan Whigs North American Tour w/Har Mar Superstar

May 23 - Harlem, NY - The Apollo Theater (Sold Out)
Sep. 06 - Orlando, FL - The Social
Sep. 07 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
Sep. 09 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
Sep. 11 - Richmond, VA - The National
Sep. 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Sep. 14 - Boston, MA - Paradise
Sep. 16 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
Sep. 18 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount
Sep. 19 - Toronto, ON - Opera House

Sep. 21 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
Sep. 23 - Chicago, IL - Metro
Sep. 24 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
Sep. 26 - Detroit, MI - St Andrews
Sep. 28 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
Sep. 29 - Nashville, TN - Exit IN
Sep. 30 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
Oct. 12 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up
Oct. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre
Oct. 14 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Oct. 16 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Oct. 17 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
Oct. 18 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
Oct. 19 - Salt Lake, UT - Urban Lounge
Oct. 21 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
Oct. 22 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
Oct. 24 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
Oct. 25 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Oct. 26 - Houston, TX - Heights Theater
 
The Afghan Whigs European Tour w/Ed Harcourt
May 26 - Manchester, UK - Cathedral
May 27 - Glasgow, UK - ABC
May 28 - Dublin, IE - Academy
May 30 - London, UK - Koko
Jun. 01 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival
Jun. 03 - Bologna, IT - Zona Roveri
Jun. 04 - Zagreb, HR - Tvornica Kulture
Jun. 06 - Warsaw, PL - Palladium
Jun. 07 - Berlin, DE - Kesselhaus

Jun. 09 - Aarhus, DK - Northside Festival
Jun.10 - Oslo, NO - Vulkan
Jun.12 - Hamburg, DE - Gruenspan
Jun.13 - Frankfurt, DE - Batschkapp
Jun.14 - Antwerp, BE - Trix (Sold Out)
Jun.15 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique (Sold Out)
Aug. 04 - Vienna, AT - WUK
Aug. 05 - Prague, CZ - Lucerna Music Bar
Aug. 06 - Zurich, CH - Mascotte
Aug. 08 - Munich, DE - Backstage Halle
Aug. 09 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso

Aug. 10-12 - Gothenburg, SE - Way Out West Festival
Aug. 13 - Helsinki, FL - Flow Festival
 
For up-to-date info on tickets, please visit theafghanwhigs.com.
 
Read more about The Afghan Whigs In Spades right over here.

Follow The Afghan Whigs everywhere in the known universe via theafghanwhigs.com and Spotify | YouTube | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter .


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, APR 19, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Listen to The Afghan Whigs new track “Arabian Heights,” from forthcoming album ‘In Spades’

2017 tour schedule begins May 23rd with sold-out show at New York’s The Apollo Theatre

“Arabian Heights” is the driving new track from The Afghan Whigs’ forthcoming album, In Spades, which will be out in stores and on the airwaves May 5th. This new song exudes the gutbucket exoticism of Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti writ large, driven by drummer Patrick Keeler’s bravura, tribal cadences. Greg Dulli says of Keeler’s contribution, “Rick [Nelson, who engineered the album] got incredible drum sounds, and what Patrick does on that song is a master class in drumming.” 

In further exciting news, The Afghan Whigs will be performing a sold out show at The Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY on Tuesday, May 23rd. “We are thrilled to be performing at The Apollo,” Dulli remarked. “So many of my heroes both musical and otherwise have graced the stage there and it will be our honor to do so as well.”
 
The Afghan Whigs have also announced their first set of dates in support of In Spades in Europe.  The band will visit 17 countries this summer including performances at Primavera Sound and Northside Festival.  Ed Harcourt will be supporting on all European headline shows. (See dates below.)


 
In Spades is now available for preorder on CD / 180 gram-LP / CS / DL from Sub Pop over here. The album, led by the single “Demon In Profile” and the aforementioned “Arabian Heights,” alongside standouts “Oriole,” “Copernicus,” and “Toy Automatic,” is the follow-up to the band’s internationally acclaimed Do to the Beast.  In Spades, written and produced by Greg Dulli, was recorded in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Memphis and Joshua Tree.
 
LP pre-orders of In Spades will receive the “Loser” edition on 180-gram, white-chocolate vinyl (while supplies last). A new T-shirt design, along with cassette versions of The Afghan Whigs’ classic Sub Pop albums Up In It and Congregationare now also available.


[Photo Credit: Chris Cuffaro]

Treat yourself: watch this video for lead track, “Demon In Profile,” directed by longtime collaborator Phil Harder.


The Afghan Whigs Tour Schedule 
May 23 - Harlem, NY – The Apollo Theater [Sold Out]
May 26 - Manchester, UK - Cathedral
May 27 - Glasgow, UK - ABC
May 28 - Dublin, IE - Academy
May 30 - London, UK - Koko
Jun. 01 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival
Jun. 03 - Bologna, IT - Zona Roveri

Jun. 04 - Zagreb, HR - Tvornica Kulture
Jun. 06 - Warsaw, PL - Palladium
Jun. 07 - Berlin, DE - Kesselhaus
Jun. 09 - Aarhus, DK - Northside Festival
Jun.10 - Oslo, NO - Vulkan
Jun.12 - Hamburg, DE - Gruenspan
Jun.13 - Frankfurt, DE - Batschkapp
Jun.14 - Antwerp, BE – Trix [Sold Out]
Jun.15 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique [Sold Out]

Aug. 04 - Vienna, AT - WUK
Aug. 05 - Prague, CZ - Lucerna Music Bar
Aug. 06 - Zurich, CH - Mascotte
Aug. 08 - Munich, DE - Backstage Halle
Aug. 09 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Aug. 10-12 – Gothenburg, SE – Way Out West Festival
Aug. 13 – Helsinki, FL – Flow Festival


For up-to-date info on tickets, please visit theafghanwhigs.com.
 
More on The Afghan Whigs In Spades here.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, MAR 8, 2017 at 7:00 AM

New Album + Video From The Afghan Whigs! The Spellbinding ‘In Spades’ Will Be Out Worldwide on May 5th

Preorder In Spades right here, right now!

Watch video for “Demon In Profile” (directed by longtime Whigs collaborator Phil Harder), and/or listen on Spotify.

European Tour Begins May 26th In Manchester, UK!

We at Sub Pop are supremely thrilled to announce that The Afghan Whigs In Spades, the group’s spellbinding new album, will be available on CD / 180 gram-LP / CS / DL worldwide on May 5th from Sub Pop. The album, led by the single “Demon In Profile,” and standouts “Oriole,” “Copernicus,” “Arabian Heights” and “Toy Automatic,” is the follow-up the band’s internationally acclaimed Do to the Beast.  In Spades, written and produced by Greg Dulli, was recorded in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Memphis and Joshua Tree.
 
The album is a searing and soulful rock effort that emphasizes its pop instincts while contrasting with the seductive themes found throughout.  From its evocative cover art to the troubled spirits haunting its halls, In Spades casts a spell that challenges the listener to unpack its dark metaphors and spectral imagery. “It’s a spooky record,” notes Greg Dulli, Afghan Whigs’ songwriter and frontman. “I like that it’s veiled. It’s not a concept album per se, but as I began to assemble it, I saw an arc and followed it. To me it’s about memory – in particular, how quickly life and memory can blur together.”
 
Earlier today, The Afghan Whigs’ Dulli sat for an interview with BBC 6Music to premiere “Demon In Profile” and discuss In Spades.


[Photo credit: Chris Cuffaro]
 

The band have also announced their first set of EU dates supporting In Spades.  They’ll visit 14 countries this summer including performances at Primavera Sound and Northside Festival.  Ed Harcourt will be supporting on all headline shows.

 
May 26 - Manchester, UK - Cathedral
May 27 - Glasgow, UK - ABC
May 28 - Dublin, IE - Academy
May 30 - London, UK - Koko
Jun. 01 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival
Jun. 03 - Bologna, IT - Zona Roveri
Jun. 04 - Zagreb, HR - Tvornica Kulture
Jun. 06 - Warsaw, PL - Palladium
Jun. 07 - Berlin, DE - Kesselhaus
Jun. 09 - Aarhus, DK - Northside Festival
Jun.10 - Oslo, NO - Vulkan
Jun.12 - Hamburg, DE - Gruenspan
Jun.13 - Frankfurt, DE - Batchkapp
Jun.14 - Antwerp, BE - Trix
Jun.15 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique
Aug. 04 - Vienna, AT - WUK
Aug. 05 - Prague, CZ - Lucerna Music Bar
Aug. 06 - Zurich, CH - Mascotte
Aug. 08 - Munich, DE - Backstage Halle
Aug. 09 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso

For up-to-date info on tickets, please visit theafghanwhigs.com.


In Spades is now available for preorder from Sub Pop, The Afghan Whigs official website, and select independent retailers. LP pre-orders will receive the “Loser” edition on 180-gram, white-chocolate vinyl (while supplies last). A new T-shirt design, along with cassette versions of The Afghan Whigs classic Sub Pop albums Up In It and Congregation, will also be available.

Learn more about The Afghan Whigs In Spades here.

Tracklisting:
1. Birdland
2. Arabian Heights
3. Demon in Profile
4. Toy Automatic
5. Oriole
6. Copernicus
7. The Spell
8. Light as a Feather
9. I Got Lost
10. Into the Floor

You can (and really should) follow The Afghan Whigs everywhere in the known universe via theafghanwhigs.com and Spotify | YouTubeFacebook | Instagram | Twitter .



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, NOV 6, 2015 at 4:00 AM

Join Us For The 4th Annual ‘SMooCH’ Benefit Show for Children’s Hospital (UPDATED)

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This coming December 5th at Seattle’s Showbox Theatre at The Market, Sub Pop joins forces with KEXP in support of the 4th Annual SMooCH (Seattle Musicians for Children’s Hospital) Benefit.  


The first two acts on the bill were announced Nov. 6th - The Afghan Whigs and Sir Mix-A-Lot.

JUST ADDED:  Mary Lambert is now on the bill!

This amazing event sells out every year, so don’t sleep!   Get your tickets here: http://www.showboxpresents.com/events/detail/294340.

VIP and GA tickets are still available, and 100% of all proceeds benefit the Seattle Children’s Hospital Uncompensated Care Fund


SMooCH was founded by Pete and Brandy Nordstrom, and contributes to an essential program that fulfills Children’s founding promise to provide care to every infant, child and teen in Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho who needs their help — regardless of insurance coverage or financial circumstances. 


If you can’t attend, please consider donating to the cause so families are able to care for their sick child and not worry about whether they’ll have to choose between their child’s health and their financial health.  

Thank for helping us support this great cause!


Posted by Rachel White