Get up to go down. One of my all-time favorite bands, the unbreakable Afghan Whigs, is back in the ring with new music and a tour. As we eagerly await the arrival of their new LP in September, titled How do you burn?we can enjoy the subdued intensity of “The Getaway” (above) and the unbridled intensity of “I’ll Make You See God” (below). This time Greg Dulli, John Curley, Rick Nelson and Patrick Keeler are joined by Christopher Thorn on guitar. Meanwhile, the album features longtime Whigs co-conspirators Susan Marshall, Van Hunt, Marcy Mays and the great Mark Lanegan who passed away in February.
“It was Mark who gave the album its name,” Dulli said.