Do the Beast

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Available from 14/04/2014

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AFGHAN WHIGS

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"Do To The Beast" is the first new album by THE AFGHAN WHIGS in over a decade and a
half. Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1988, the band has long stood out from its peers, with
their savage, rapturous blend of hard rock, classic soul, and frontman Greg Dulli's searing
angst and obsessions. The new album is both a homecoming - it marks their return to Sub
Pop, for whom the Whigs were the first signing from outside the label's Northwest base -
and a glimpse into the future of one of the most acclaimed bands of the past twenty-five
years. "Do To The Beast" is an appropriately feral title for one of the most intense,
cathartic records of Dulli's entire career. It adds fresh twists to THE AFGHAN WHIGS
canon: there's the film noirstorytelling of "Black Love", the exuberance of "1965", the
brutal introspection of "Gentlemen". However, the album exudes a galvanized musical
spirit and rhythmic heft that suggest transcendence and hope amidst the bloodletting.
Recorded in L.A., New Orleans, Cincinnati, and Joshua Tree - a virtual map of the band's
past and present homes, the album features THE AFGHAN WHIGS co-founders Greg Dulli
and John Curley, along with the core band of guitarists Dave Rosser & Jon Skibic, multiinstrumentalist
Rick Nelson, and drummer Cully Symington. Also featured are soul
iconoclast Van Hunt, Mark McGuire (Emeralds), Johnny "Natural" Nagera (Usher's musical
director), Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys), Clay Tarver (Bullet
LaVolta, Chavez), Dave Catching (QOTSA, Eagles of Death Metal), among others. THE
AFGHAN WHIGS will tour worldwide in support of "Do To The Beast" - kicking off an
extensive jaunt with a performance at Coachella 2014 in late April.
TRACKLISTING: 01. PARKED OUTSIDE 02. MATAMOROS 03. IT KILLS 04. ALGIERS
05. LOST IN THE WOODS DISC #2: 01. THE LOTTERY 02. CAN ROVA 03. ROYAL CREAM
04. I AM FIRE 05. THESE STICKS.

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