Listen: The Afghan Whigs – ‘Arabian Heights’

Have a listen to the new Afghan Whigs track right here, it’s immense, and proper powerful. “Arabian Heights” is the driving new track from The Afghan Whigs’ forthcoming album, In […]

Have a listen to the new Afghan Whigs track right here, it’s immense, and proper powerful.

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“Arabian Heights” is the driving new track from The Afghan Whigs’ forthcoming album, In Spades, due out May 5th worldwide from Sub Pop. The song exudes the gutbucket exoticism of Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti writ large, driven by drummer Patrick Keeler’s bravura, tribal cadences.

“Rick [Nelson, who engineered the album] got incredible drum sounds, and what Patrick does on that song is a master class in drumming,” adds Greg Dulli.

In Spades is now available for pre-order on CD / 180 gram-LP / CS / DL from Sub Pop here. The album, led by the single “Demon In Profile” and the aforementioned “Arabian Heights,” alongside standouts “Oriole,” “Copernicus,” and “Toy Automatic,” is the follow-up to the band’s internationally acclaimed Do to the Beast.  In Spades, written and produced by Greg Dulli, was recorded in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Memphis and Joshua Tree.

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