Afghan Whigs Cover Frank Ocean’s ‘Lovecrimes,’ Lengthen Reunion Tour

     The Afghan Whigs have been reveling in the reunion love with a massive tour, bringing the venerated indie band to the audiences across the world for another go-around. And during this tour, they’ve been having fun with their song choices, playing a mixture of old stand-bys along with covers.

    One of their most talked-about covers has been their rendition of Frank Ocean’s “Lovecrimes” (off his Nostalgia, Ultra). The Whigs slow down the original, keeping the beating R&B heart intact but they bring out the inherent moodiness to the forefront. A studio version of the cover will be available today at noon EST through the band’s website, but in the meantime stream it below. Also, watch a live rendition and check out more Whigs tour dates. [CoS/Stereogum]

     

     

    Tour dates:

    07.25 – Melbourne, AU : Hi-Fi
    07.26 – Sydney, AU : The Factory
    07.27 – Byron Bay, AU : Splendour In The Grass
    08.03 – Chicago, IL : Lollapalooza
    08.04 – Chicago, IL : Metro
    08.07 – Helsinki, FI : Circus
    08.09 – Oslo, NO : Oya Festival
    08.10 – Goteborg, SE : Way Out West Festival
    08.11 – Haldern, DE : Haldern Pop
    08.14 – Warsaw, PL : Palladium
    08.15 – Prague, CZ : Lucerna Music Bar
    08.17 – Hasselt, BE : Pukkelpop
    08.19 – London, UK : Koko
    09.22 – New York, NY : ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror
    09.26 – Boston, MA : House of Blues
    09.27 – Philadelphia, PA : Electric Factory
    09.28 – Washington, DC : 9:30 Club
    10.03 – Toronto, ON : Phoenix Theatre
    10.05 – New York, NY : Terminal 5
    10.12 – Austin, TX : Austin City Limits
    10.19 – New Orleans, LA  : Tipitina’s
    10.20 – Atlanta, GA : The Masquerade
    10.21 – Carrboro, NC : Cat’s Cradle
    10.24 – Detroit, MI : St. Andrew’s Hall
    10.25 – Cincinnati, OH : Bogart’s
    10.28 – Minneapolis, MN : Varsity Theatre
    10.30 – Denver, CO : Ogden Theatre
    11.02 – Portland, OR : Wonder Ballroom
    11.03 – Seattle, WA : The Showbox
    11.07 – San Francisco, CA : The Fillmore
    11.09 – Los Angeles, CA : The Fonda