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Afghan Whigs unveils new single

The Afghan Whigs -- John Curley, Greg Dulli,

The Afghan Whigs -- John Curley, Greg Dulli, Rick McCollum -- reunite for their first concert together in 13 years at Bowery Ballroom on May 23, 2012. (Credit: Sam Holden)

It's a big week for Afghan Whigs fans.

The influential alternative rock band from Cincinnati will play its first show together in 13 years at Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday. (They warm up with an appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on Tuesday night.) And the band has released its first new music in five years on its website, a cover of Marie “Queenie” Lyons' “See Don't See” that combines Greg Dulli's distinctive, swaggering soulful vocals with rock guitar and an alt-rock vibe.

“See Don't See” is on the quieter end of the Afghan Whigs spectrum, though their albums always covered a wide range of rock, especially their masterpiece “Gentlemen,” one of the best albums of the '90s.

The Whigs reunion is currently open-ended, taking the summer to do the festival circuit in Europe, Israel and Australia, as well as Lollapalooza in Chicago and I'll Be Your Mirror, which Dulli is curating in Asbury Park, N.J., on Sept. 21-23. The band is expected to close out this leg of the tour on Oct. 5 at Terminal 5.

Download “See Don't See” using the widget below.


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