Video: The Afghan Whigs, ‘Demon in Profile’

The Afghan Whigs (Photo by Chris Cuffaro)
The Afghan Whigs (Photo by Chris Cuffaro)

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