Two years ago, while promoting the reunion tour of his legendary the Afghan Whigs, singer Greg Dulli told Exclaim! that the band were open to the idea of an eventual new album. Now, they've followed through on that promise with the announcement of their first record in 16 years.
The news initially surfaced last week, when Mr. Show/Breaking Bad star Bob Odenkirk tweeted, "The great Greg Dulli of whom I am a fan tells me new Afghan Whigs album coming soon. 1st in 16 years! Kickass."
Thankfully, we don't have to go on Odenkirk's word alone, as the album has now been confirmed. It's called Do to the Beast and marks the first recorded material from the band since their 1998 effort 1965.
Details are still scarce, but Do to the Beast will arrive on April 15 in North America via Sub Pop. The reputable imprint previously worked with the band prior to their signing to Elektra and, later, Columbia.
Stay tuned for more information on Do to the Beast as it becomes available.