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Listen: The Afghan Whigs’ first new song in 7 years “Algiers”

on February 18, 2014, 9:36am

As previously reported, alt-rock titans The Afghan Whigs will release their first album in 16 years, Do To The Beast, on April 15th via Sub Pop. Today, the band has unveiled the album’s lead single “Algiers”, which serves as their first new, original music since they recorded two songs for 2007’s Unbreakable compilation. It’s a slow, sauntering acoustic ballad marked by frontman Greg Dulli’s mournful croon and guitars that blend Moroccan folk and Eagles’ desert-rock.

Update: Watch the song’s Spaghetti Western-style video, directed by Phil Harder:

The band has also announced a batch of US tour dates:

The Afghan Whigs 2014 Tour Dates:
04/10 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
04/11 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/14 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
04/15 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market
04/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
04/18 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
05/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
05/16 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
05/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar