2013-14 are shaping up as the “years of the reunion” for many of the most influential bands of the past 35 years: Outkast, the Pixies, the Replacements, and now, the Afghan Whigs. On the new single “Algiers,” just released a few hours ago, original Whigmaster Greg Dulli and co-conspirator John Curley revisit the soulful sound that made them the most unique band of the early ’90s alt-rock explosion. Even without guitarist Rick McCollum, who Rolling Stone reports is dealing with “personal issues,” the Afghan Whigs bring it. The whole album “Do to the Beast,” is due to drop April 15, and keep an eye out for this potent live act (who I saw with Bro in 1999 — including covers of Lauren Hill’s “Ex Factor” and the Stones’ “Rip This Joint” and “Beast of Burden”) coming to a town near you!
You hear “Algiers” and 14 other new tunes this week on NEXT. Week 408. Enjoy