Afghan Whigs Shakedown “1965,” Get “Crazy” With Alex Chilton

The Afghan Whigs have set an October 13 release date for its new album, “1965,” its first album since parting ways with Elektra Records, which handled the band’s two albums.

The band recorded the bulk of “1965,” the follow-up to 1996′s “Black Love,” during sessions held in New Orleans and Seattle produced by Whigs frontman Greg Dulli.

The album also features an appearance by Alex Chilton, former leader of the Box Tops and seminal power pop outfit Big Star, who lends vocals to a track entitled “Crazy.”

The Whigs scored their greatest commercial and critical success with its 1993 major-label debut, “Gentlemen,” and with Dulli’s participation in the alt.supergroup (comprised of the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner and Don Fleming of Gumball) which recorded the 1994 soundtrack to the Beatles-inspired film, “Backbeat.”