Release date: April 15, 2014
Label: Sub Pop Records
Produced by: Greg Dulli
Do To The Beast is the seventh studio album by American alternative rock band The Afghan Whigs, released on April 15, 2014 through Sub Pop Records. This is the first new album by The Afghan Whigs in over a decade and a half. Do To The Beast was created in L.A., New Orleans, Cincinnati, and Joshua Tree – a virtual map of the band's past and present homes. "The album was named in Cincinnati, which is especially fitting," said Greg Dulli. "I was recording a beatbox track for the song 'Matamoros,' and my friend Manuel Agnelli (of Italian rock band Afterhours) was in the control room. After I finished, he said it sounded like I was singing 'Do to the beast what you do to the bush.' And I thought, 'Brother, you just named the record.'"
"A lot of records I've done stemmed from epochal experiences in my life – and this time I've used them all," said Dulli. "These new songs are very visual to me. They come from the neighborhoods of my mind. It's like Rashomon, with the story told from different points of memory."