Athens, Georgia garage rock band The Whigs, came under my radar 1 year ago, when the southern duo, back then a trio, were featured on Rolling Stone as “possibly the best unsigned band in America.” A righteous claim I might add, considering they’re surprisingly talented, mixing a blend of late 60’s garage rock and contemporary indie music. Time passed and they eventually got signed by ATO Records, that helped re-release their initial interdependently recorded debut “Give ‘Em All A Big Fat Lip.” Their sophomore release, “Mission Control,” is set to be released at the start of the new year, on January 22nd. The first single off of it is “Like A Vibration,” a perfect southern upbeat garage rock anthem. Streams of the single and the Mission Control album art can be found bellow.
The cover art for Mission Control, out January 22, 2008 via ATO Records.