Thursday, January 31, 2008


The Whigs are proud to announce the release of their ATO Records debut
album, MISSION CONTROL. Set for a January 22nd release, MISSION CONTROL
is a raucous thirty-seven minutes produced by Rob Schnapf (Beck,
Elliott Smith). The Athens, GA trio are currently on the road winning
over fans and critics with their fierce intensity and explosive punk
rock energy that has everyone from Rolling Stone, Esquire, Alternative
Press and Paste, among many others, scrambling to praise the young
newcomers. On January 28th, the band will perform their no-holds-barred
single, RIGHT HAND ON MY HEART on "The Late Show with David Letterman."

Currently in Spin Magazine as a "Breaking Artist" the magazine praises
MISSION CONTROL for its "rousing rock n roll fundamentals ... tightly
constructed tunes, wiry guitar shards and ecstatic, beer-soaked
choruses." Performing Songwriter goes on to rave MISSION CONTROL is "a
batch of songs that calls to mind the left-field pop of Guided By
Voices, Nirvana grunge, Pet Sounds melodicism and points between."
Maxim Magazine exclaims "The results are excellent ... Front man Parker
has a great rock growl - equal parts Frank Black and Ornery Grizzly -
and he knows how to unleash it all over meaty riffs and thundering
beats." American Songwriter adds ³[Mission Control] roars like it was
tracked during one of The Whigs' famous live ragers."

The Whigs recently shot the video for RIGHT HAND ON MY HEART with
director Ben Dickinson (LCD Soundsystem & The Rapture) in Athens, GA.
Air date to be announced.

TOUR DATES (more to be announced):

January 9th Rhythm and Brews Chattanooga, TN
January 10th World Grotto Knoxville, TN
January 11th The Bottletree Birmingham, AL
January 12th HiTone Memphis, TN
January 16th Bourbon Street Auburn, AL
January 17th Proud Larry¹s Oxford, MS
January 18th The Thirsty Hippo Hattiesburg, MS
January 19th Sticky Fingerz Little Rock, AR
January 25th The Earl Atlanta, GA
January 26th The 40 Watt Athens, GA
January 30th Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
January 31st 8x10 Baltimore, MD
February 1st Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY
February 2nd Johnny Brenda¹s Philadelphia, PA
February 4th The Mohawk Buffalo, NY
February 5th Horseshoe Toronto, ON
February 6th Crofoot Pontiac, MI
February 7th Madhatter Cincinnati, OH
February 8th Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
February 9th Schubas Chicago, IL
February 12th Varsity Minneapolis, MN
February 13th Majestic Madison, WI
February 14th Creepy Crawl St. Louis, MO
February 15th Birdy¹s Indianapolis, IN
February 16th Rave Bar Milwaukee, WI
February 22nd Majestic Fayetteville, AR
February 23rd Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN
February 26th Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
February 27th Visulite Charlotte, NC
March 1st The Dame Lexington, KY
March 4th Waiting Room Omaha, NE
March 6th Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
March 7th Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
March 9th Launch Pad Albuquerque, NM

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