Nearly 30 years since their debut and three since their “comeback” album, the Afghan Whigs have announced that their eighth album, “In Spades,” will be out May 5. “It’s a spooky record,” says Greg Dulli, the band’s frontman, who wrote and produced the new album in New Orleans. “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.”
The band was largely silent for about a decade starting in 2001; their reformation in 2011 eventually led to 2014’s “Do to the Beast,” their first album in 16 years and one that vaulted them to a higher profile than they ever achieved during their ’90s alt-rock heyday. There’s dark, soulful sweat streak running down the spine of “In Spades'” first single “Demon in Profile,” introduced today via a Philip Harder-directed video starring none other than Sean Tillman (Har Mar Superstar).
The Afghan Whigs also announced a host of European tour dates, but nothing yet in the U.S.
||| Watch: The video for “Demon in Profile”
||| Also: Stream the song here