Thursday, February 13, 2014

Afghan Whigs, "Algiers"

Hear that, Pixies? This is how you make a comeback.

If the Afghan Whigs' upcoming album Do to the Beast is anywhere as good as their mind-blowing reunion shows, we're in for a keeper. Get over the ridiculous music video and enjoy "Algiers," in which Greg Dulli and the gang lift the classic "Be My Baby" drum opening ("Kick, kick-kick, snare," employed as deftly as any recent hip-hop sample) and decide that after years of avoiding alt-country, they're here to save it. Welcome back, Gentlemen.

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