The Whigs Are Touring & Releasing New Album
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:29:17
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Athens trio The Whigs (not to be confused with the re-formed The Afghan Whigs, either!) are touring and releasing a new album.
The band will release Modern Creation on New West on April 22.
The album was completed in two weeks from start to finish in California.
Modern Creation was about capturing a moment for The Whigs. Unlike previous albums, the band went into the studio and recorded all 10 tracks live with limited takes and relied on band performances, instead of studio tricks piecing together individual performances. The trio known for their rollicking, sweat-soaked live show specifically went into the recording process - record, mix and finish one song a day - to capture this energy and go for lighting in a bottle records.
"Recording live became a goal for us early on when writing the record, before we even started composing the songs" says guitarist/vocalist Parker Gispert. "We didn't want the record to sound over thought and the only ways we knew how to really produce that sound would be to not get tedious about it and to not give ourselves time to over think it."
The band is touring. You know what you need to do. Go see The Whigs.
The Whigs Tour Dates:
Feb 15 - Chattanooga, TN - JJ's Bohemia
March 12-15 - Austin, TX - SXSW
May 9 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 24 - Denver, CO - Denver Day of Rock
Check out "Rock and Roll Forever," from 2012's Enjoy The Company.
Will you be seeing The Whigs or experiencing a Modern Creation?