Beginning at 10AM EST today, The Afghan Whigs will make the song "You Want Love" available as a free download at: www.theafghanwhigs.com. The song will also be available on all digital download and streaming services as well.
Originally released by Pleasure Club in 2004 on their second and final album, the Afghan Whigs version of the song features the original singer and writer James Hall. The track has been a staple of The Afghan Whigs live set in Europe during the In Spades tour.
"Pleasure Club was a legendary New Orleans band and Dave Rosser and I had spoken for years about performing this song," Greg Dulli commented. "In light of his passing we decided to record it in his honor."
The Afghan Whigs return to Europe next week for a brief second leg of their tour which includes performances at Way Out West Festival, Haldern Pop Festival, Flow Festival and Pukkelpop. The band will begin their North American tour on September 6th in Orlando, FL. The tour includes three Canadian shows (Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver) and the band will be playing several markets they haven't visited in years (Richmond, Birmingham, Kansas City, Houston).
In Spades, the group's spellbinding new album is available on CD / 180 gram-LP / CS / DL worldwide from Sub Pop. Led by the singles "Demon In Profile," "Oriole," and "Arabian Heights" along with standouts "Copernicus," and "Toy Automatic," it is the follow-up to the band's internationally acclaimed Do to the Beast. In Spades was recorded in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Memphis and Joshua Tree and written and produced by Greg Dulli.
The Afghan Whigs have released two videos from the album so far: "Demon In Profile," directed by longtime collaborator Phil Harder [Watch Now] and "Oriole" helmed by erotic art director Amy Nicole Hood [Watch Now].