Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli and Bob Odenkirk

It’s hardly a secret that the reunited Afghan Whigs have been recording: The band’s Facebook page has been posting occasional photos of Greg Dulli and Co. in the studio for months now. Still, there’s been no formal announcement of a new album. Which is why fans are, not surprisingly, excited about a tweet yesterday from actor/comedian Bob Odenkirk.

Tweeting a photo of himself with Dulli (see below), the co-creator of cult comedy series “Mr. Show” and star of the upcoming “Breaking Bad” spinoff “Better Call Saul” wrote: “The great Greg Dulli of whom I am a fan tells me new Afghan Whigs album coming soon. 1st in 16 years! Kickass.”

A new Whigs record would be the band’s first since 1998’s 1965.

The group, which formed in 1986 and split amicably in 2001, recorded a pair of new songs for its 2007 compilation Unbreakable, then Dulli reunited with guitarist Rick McCollum and bassist John Curley to tour throughout 2012. The Whigs, who have been augmented by members of Dulli’s Twilight Singers, released covers of Marie “Queenie” Lyons’ “See and Don’t See” and Frank Ocean’s “Lovecrimes” that year as well.

The Whigs’ only public activity in 2013 was to perform sans McCollum at South By Southwest with Usher.

This year, The Afghan Whigs have been booked to play the two-weekend Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April. So far, no other touring plans have been divulged for 2014.

 

 

 

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