Founded in Cincinnati, OH in 1988, The Afghan Whigs have long stood out from their peers, with a savage, rapturous blend of hard rock, classic soul, and frontman Greg Dulli's searing angst and obsessions. The band's first three releases on Sub Pop Records – Up In It, Congregation and the Uptown Avondale EP will be reissued on 180g vinyl via the label in September 2017. Both Congregation and Up In It have been out of print on the format for several years and Uptown Avondale has never been available in the U.S. until now. The 5-track Uptown Avondale EP, released shortly after Congregation, finds The Afghan Whigs paying tribute to their soul-music influences and performing covers of Stax and Motown classics. Its only previous vinyl pressing was a short European run in 1992.