Bob Odenkirk was right. Oh, we all had a good laugh when the news of a new album by rock vets, The Afghan Whigs, was first leaked by Odenkirk after hanging with the Whigs’ Greg Dulli at Sundance. Now, with the first single and first video from The Afghan Whigs’ new album, Do the Beast (4.15 on Sub Pop), the time for joking is over. A new jam from The Afghan Whigs is serious business and that jam, “Algiers” is a serious jam — A soulful twist on the sounds of Hollywood’s old west, with enough of a guitar flourish in the back half to assure long time followers of the band that this isn’t some half-assed attempt at reliving the good old days of Docs and flannel (I’m looking at you Frank Black).