Cincinnati indie-soul legends The Afghan Whigs have been covering Frank Ocean’s ‘Lovecrimes’ throughout this year’s reunion tour, and today the group released a studio version of the track. Greg Dulli and co. slow down the song and give it a darker edge, and I don’t think it’s any disrespect to Ocean to say that they deliver a terrific, superior take on the¬†Nostalgia, Ultra¬†number. Lucky Australians can likely see the group perform the cover at the imminent Splendour in the Grass festival/sideshows, and I’m still quietly devastated that we won’t be seeing the Whigs perform a New Zealand sideshow.

Listen to ‘Lovecrimes’ or download it below (via Stereogum).


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