The Afghan Whigs annunciano il primo nuovo album in studio in 5 anni How Do You Burn?, in uscita il 9 settembre su Royal Cream / BMG.
La band sarà in Italia in concerto per due date ad ottobre, il25 ottobre a Santeria Toscana 31 di Milano e il 26 ottobre al Largo Venue di Roma.
‘How Do You Burn?’ è il nono album della band e segue i due dischi pubblicati dopo la reunion del 2011, ‘Do the Beast’ (2014) e ‘In Spades’ (2017), entrambi acclamatissimi da pubblico e critica. Per le registrazioni del nuovo album, iniziate a settembre 2020, i membri della band sono stati costretti a registrare in luoghi diversi l’uno dall’altro. Nel nuovo album, gli Afghan Whigs hanno collaborato con molti cantanti e musicisti loro vicini, tra cui Marcy Mays, Susan Marshall, Van Hunt e il compianto leader degli Screaming Trees, Mark Lanegan. “It was Mark who named the album” sottolinea Greg Dulli.
Gli Afghan Whigs – Dulli, Curley, Nelson, Keeler e con Christopher Thorn, che ora si unisce alla band nelle vesti di chitarrista, presenteranno il nuovo album con un tour che partirà dagli Stati Uniti nel mese di maggio.
La band pubblica oggi il video di A Line OF Shots:
September 6, 2022 – The Afghan Whigs new album How Do You Burn? heralded as one of the “Most Anticipated Albums of Summer 2022” by the likes of Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan, Forbes and many others finally arrives in stores and online this Friday September 9th.
The band kicks off their North American tour in support of the new album on Friday in Minneapolis as well. On Saturday September 10th, they will be featured on CBS Saturday Morning performing songs from the new album.
Also today, a brand new video for “A Line Of Shots,” makes its debut. Watch the new clip here: https://youtu.be/Wc8nsfpMslw
Fans can pre-order How Do You Burn? here: https://TheAfghanWhigs.lnk.to/HowDoYouBurnPR
How Do You Burn?, their ninth album overall and following on from the brace of widely acclaimed records they’ve made previously since re-grouping in 2012, Do to the Beast (2014) and In Spades (2017). How Do You Burn? picks up the baton laid down by each of those records and runs it to the horizon. Work on it began in September 2020 – the COVID pandemic having forced Whigs frontman/songwriter Greg Dulli to abandon plans to tour his highly praised solo album, ‘Random Desire’ – and continued over the next 14 months.
The global pandemic dictated also that the band record largely apart from, and in different locations to, each other: Dulli, his co-producer Christopher Thorn and drummer Patrick Keeler together in California; bassist John Curley, guitarist Jon Skibic and strings man Rick Nelson laying down and engineering their own parts in Cincinnati, New Jersey and New Orleans, respectively.
For his supporting cast, Dulli called upon several serial collaborators including the late Mark Lanegan, who was a regular in Dulli’s Twilight Singers, a partner in The Gutter Twins and a close friend. Lanegan makes his Afghan Whigs debut singing backup vocals on two tracks. “It was Mark who named the album,” Dulli remarked.
Susan Marshall, who sang on the Whigs album 1965, returns to the fray for “Catch A Colt,” one of the album’s standout tracks, loose-limbed like Some Girls-era Rolling Stones and with the liquid polyrhythms of Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk.
The multi-talented Van Hunt, who toured with the Whigs in 2012 and guested on Do to the Beast, brings his stacked-up, wall-of-sound vocals to both the plunging, voodoo-blues of “Jyja” and the audacious “Take Me There”, transforming the latter, says Dulli, “into this feral gospel song. We sing really well together, but what Van does production-wise… it’s unrelenting.”
Then there’s Marcy Mays, lead vocalist on ‘My Curse’, the torch-song highlight of 1993’s seminal ‘Gentlemen’ album, reprising her role here on the celestial “Domino and Jimmy”, playing Stevie Nicks to Dulli’s Lindsey Buckingham. “I wrote that song with Marcy in mind,” says Dulli. “No-one sounds like her; she’s got an incredibly unique, emotional and evocative voice.”
The Afghan Whigs – Dulli, Curley, Nelson, Keeler and with Christopher Thorn now joining the band on guitar – will take How Do You Burn? out on the road all year long. Beyond that, says Dulli, their future is gloriously wide open.
How Do You Burn? Track List
I’ll Make You See God
Catch A Colt
Please, Baby, Please
A Line Of Shots
Domino and Jimmy
Take Me There
U.S. FALL HEADLINE TOUR DATES
09/09 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café
09/10 Chicago, IL Metro
09/11 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
09/12 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
09/14 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
09/15 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
09/16 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
09/17 Boston, MA Paradise
09/20 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theatre
09/21 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle
09/22 Birmingham, AL Saturn
09/24 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
09/28 Austin, TX Mohawk
09/29 Dallas, TX The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
10/01 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
10/02 Salt Lake City, UT The Commonwealth Room
10/05 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
10/06 Seattle, WA The Showbox
10/08 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
10/11 Tucson, AZ 191 Toole
10/12 Los Angeles, CA Belasco Theatre
EUROPEAN FALL HEADLINE TOUR DATES
10/22 Madrid, Spain Teatro Barceló
10/23 Barcelona, Spain Apolo 2
10/25 Milan, Italy Santeria
10/26 Rome, Italy Largo
10/28 Munich, Germany Freiheitshalle
10/29 Zurich, Switzerland Bogen F
10/30 Luxembourg Den Atelier
11/01 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso
11/02 Antwerp, Belgium De Roma
11/04 Manchester, UK Cathedral
11/05 Glasgow, UK St. Lukes
11/06 London, UK KOKO