The reunited band comes back with a free download of a Frank Ocean cover.

photo of the reunited Afghan Whigs

The reunited Afghan Whigs will play Tipitina's October 19. In the meantime, they have a new song available for free download: a cover of Frank Ocean's "Lovecrimes." It's a great choice and a strong track that honors the unsettling nature of Ocean's song. The burbling synth under the intro ratchets up the tension, so when the Whigs' kick in, they have a lot of punch. Ocean and Afghan Whigs' front man Greg Dulli share an interest in the place where relationships get complicated, and Dulli owns the lyric as if he wrote it.