The Afghan Whigs are about to release their first new album in sixteen years on Sub Pop.
Sub Pop has said that The Afghan Whigs will mark their return to the label with Do To The Beast, their first new album in 16 years, on April 14th in Europe and April 15th in North America via Sub Pop. Additional release information will be available soon.
The Afghan Whigs originally formed in 1986 and released six studio albums between 1988 and 1998 including 1996’s Black Love which reached number 79 in the U.S. They broke up in 2001 citing family obligations but came back together in 2006 to record two tracks for a career compilation followed by a more permanent reforming in 2011.
The Afghan Whigs will perform at this year’s sold-out Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on Friday April 11th and Friday April 18th, 2014.