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Clash Music – Afghan Whigs Tribute Review

Clash Music Reviews Summer’s Kiss: A Tribute to the Afghan Whigs Rating: 7/10 Although they made five critically acclaimed and genre-defying albums, Cincinnati’s Afghan Whigs were another one of those bands that never received the widespread adoration they deserved. Too soulful and cinematic to ride the coattails of grunge, Greg Dulli and his band eventually split up in 2001 leaving a collection of raw, sexy and sinister music behind, only for critics to retrospectively slot them into Top 100 lists. Now the website dedicated to…

Afghan Whigs Tribute: From a Great Height cover “Conjure Me”

When we first solicited recordings for the Afghan Whigs tribute album, we were overwhelmed with the response. There were a number of songs that we loved but just couldn’t fit onto the album. Over the next few days, we’ll be making some of our favorite non-album tracks available for download. From a Great Height: “Conjure Me” From a Great Height is a Los Angeles band fronted by vocalist Shelly Om. Truth be told, if I was going to do this project all over again, I’d…

Afghan Whigs Tribute: Danny Saul covers “What Jail is Like”

When we first solicited recordings for the Afghan Whigs tribute album, we were overwhelmed with the response. There were a number of songs that we loved but just couldn’t fit onto the album. Over the next few days, we’ll be making some of our favorite non-album tracks available for download. Danny Saul: “What Jail is Like” Manchester’s Danny Saul (Myspace | Website) recorded a simple, poetic version of “What Jail is Like”, changing the propulsive rhythm of the original for the subtlety of arpeggio-driven acoustic…

Afghan Whigs Tribute: Forcefield ON cover “You My Flower”

When we first solicited recordings for the Afghan Whigs tribute album, we were overwhelmed with the response. There were a number of songs that we loved but just couldn’t fit onto the album. Over the next few days, we’ll be making some of our favorite non-album tracks available for download. Forcefield ON: “You My Flower” Forcefield ON recorded a striking version of “You My Flower” – one of the standout tracks of Up In It, the Afghan Whigs’ debut album. I have to admit, this…

Afghan Whigs Tribute: Farewood cover “Summer’s Kiss”

When we first solicited recordings for the Afghan Whigs tribute album, we were overwhelmed with the response. There were a number of songs that we loved but just couldn’t fit onto the album. Over the next few days, we’ll be making some of our favorite non-album tracks available for download. Farewood: “Summer’s Kiss” Farewood hails from Meriden, CT and the city’s decay informs the band’s sound and aesthetic. Influenced by the Afghan Whigs (along with Sonic Youth & Dinosaur Jr) Farewood brings a raw guitar…

Afghan Whigs Tribute in Pitchfork

Pitchfork mentions the Afghan Whigs tribute album on today’s News in Brief: — Lovable louses the Afghan Whigs get the tribute album treatment. Summer’s Kiss: A Tribute to the Afghan Whigs is out June 23 and features covers from Mark Lanegan, Joseph Arthur, Zykos, Wussy and more. Listen to snippets from the record here.

Afghan Whigs Tribute on Stereogum

Mark Lanegan Covers Afghan Whigs – Stereogum Stereogum covered the Afghan Whigs tribute today. They’ve also embedded an exclusive stream of Mark Lanegan’s cover of “Tonight.” Lanegan does a properly slow, soulful, kind of blue take of one of his Gutter Twin’s classic Congregation songs “Tonight.” His go at the 1992 come-on’s from the forthcoming Summer’s Kiss: A Tribute To The Afghan Whigs, which includes a baker’s dozen of Whigs takes via Joseph Arthur, My Jerusalem, Zykos, etc. The idea for it started in the…

Afghan Whigs Tribute CD out June 23

Summer’s Kiss: A Tribute to the Afghan Whigs will be released on June 23, 2009. The compilation album features contributions from Mark Lanegan, Joseph Arthur, Matthew Ryan, My Jerusalem and more. View the full tracklisting and hear excerpts at Summerskiss Records.

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