Afghan Whigs - In Spades LP (Ltd Loser Edition)Sub Pop
180gm vinyl LP pressing, includes digital download. From it's evocative cover art to the troubled spirits haunting it's halls, The Afghan Whigs' In Spades casts a spell that challenges the listener to unpack it's dark metaphors and spectral imagery. On the one hand, In Spades is as quintessentially Afghan Whigs as anything the group has ever done - fulfilling it's original mandate to explore the missing link between howling Midwestern punk like Die Kreuzen and Hüsker Dü, The Temptations' psychedelic soul symphonies, and the expansive hard-rock tapestries of Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd. At the same time, this new record continues to push beyond anything in the Whigs' previous repertoire - another trademark, along with the explosive group dynamic captured on the recording.