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Song Premiere: The Afghan Whigs, 'See and Don't See'

Recently reunited alt-rockers cover Marie 'Queenie' Lyons

May 18, 2012 9:00 AM ET

Click to listen to the Afghan Whigs' 'See and Don't See'

The recently reunited Afghan Whigs have returned with their first new recording in over five years: a cover of "See and Don't See," originally recorded in 1970 by Marie "Queenie" Lyons. The track gets a haunting rework by the Ohio alt-rockers, who strip down the bouncy funk of the original into a sparse, chilling acoustic guitar track capped by frontman Greg Dulli's powerful vocals.

The Afghan Whigs haven't released any new recordings since 2006, and they originally split in 2001. Dulli recently told Rolling Stone, "Playing something I had frankly forgotten about was completely like rediscovering the songs." 

"See and Don't See" will be available for free download at the band's official site at noon ET. 

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