In this remarkable election year, it is only fitting that a band sharing its name with an extinct political party make such a grand entrance into 2008. Springing forth from Athens, Georgia, The Whigs do more than its fair share of carrying the torch of that town's rich musical tradition.
Evoking sounds of Green River Grunge, this band's material is certainly indicative of rock's current trend toward rollicking power anthems. Brash, but concise, many of The Whigs' songs effectively make its statements without falling into the exhausted cliche of shoe gazing and self-deprecation.
Stream one of my favorite songs off of the recently released Mission Control, entitled 'Already Young,' below:
The Whigs - 'Already Young'