Ohio rock band the Afghan Whigs has released a music video for their single, “The Lottery”. The song comes from the group's latest album, Do to the Beast.
The video was directed by the band themselves and shot via concealed GoPro cameras. “The Lottery” music video features Ryan O'Hara, the Afghan Whigs' monitor engineer and, according to the video description, “cougar magnet”. Unfortunately, there is no proof of O'Hara's magnetic abilities in the video itself.
During “The Lottery”, Ryan O'Hara spends the whole video at different live shows, dancing and bouncing around to the band while working behind his station of monitors and control boards.
Vocalist Greg Dulli goes on to say that O'Hara puts on this one-man show at practically every Afghan Whigs gig that he works at. He even admits that he on occasion “forgets to sing” because of O'Hara's spirited antics.
“But that's rock and roll for you,” Dulli says. “It keeps you young.”
Do to the Beast is the Afghan Whigs' seventh studio album since the group came together in 1986. It was released in April 2014 through Sub Pop Records and since then has enjoyed overall positive reviews from the music press, including a review from Pitchfork Media.
The Afghan Whigs will be kicking off their newest tour on February 2 with a show at the Academy in Dublin, Ireland. Their European-based tour will roll through late February with stops in Edinburgh, Paris, Tel Aviv and Stockholm. A complete listing of currently scheduled tour dates as well as places to buy tickets can be found at the Afghan Whigs' official band website.