The Whigs Land A Deal With ATO Records

We have been seeing quite a bit about the up-and-coming band The Whigs lately. This Athens, GA, based three-piece has caused quite a stir with their garage rock awesomeness. They earned their buzz after cultivating a strong fanbase, landing them with a record deal with ATO Records.

To record their debut album, the University of Georgia seniors set up shop on the Ross Crane House, which is an on-campus frat and is in the United States National Register of Historic Places. These college kids even made the album on a college budget, recording it on equipment they purchased (and then promptly sold afterwards) on eBay.

The results of these recording sessions, Give 'Em All A Big Fat Lip, will be re-released in stores on September 19 via ATO Records. The Whigs will be on the road throughout the remainder of the summer, with plans on heading into the studio to begin work on their first proper album for ATO in early 2007. We really dig these guys, so catch them if they happen to roll through your town over the next couple of months. If you are unfamiliar with this band, download a tune below:

MP3 Download - "Ok Alright"

The Whigs 2006 Tour
07.27.06 - Chicago, IL (Beat Kitchen)
07.28.06 - Milwaukee, WI (Rave Bar)
07.29.06 - Twin Lakes, WI (Hedgpeth Festival)
07.31.06 - Indianapolis, IN (Birdy's)
08.02.06 - Memphis, TN (Hi Tone)
08.03.06 - Little Rock, AR (Sticky Fingerz)
08.04.06 - Dallas, TX (Gypsy Tea Room)
08.05.06 - Austin, TX (Stubbs)
08.06.06 - San Antonio, TX (Limelight)
08.09.06 - Cleveland, OH (Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame)
08.16.06 - Pensacola, FL (The Seville Quarter)
08.17.06 - Columbus, GA (SoHo)
08.18.06 - Athens, GA (40 Watt Club)
08.19.06 - Atlanta, GA (Smiths Olde Bar)
08.22.06 - Birmingham, AL (The Nick)
08.23.06 - Knoxville, TN (Corner Lounge)
08.24.06 - Greenville, SC (Greenville Summer Series)
08.25.06 - Carrboro, NC (Cat's Cradle)
08.26.06 - Augusta, GA (Soul Bar)
08.29.06 - Tallahassee, FL (Beta Bar)
08.30.06 - Gainesville, FL (Side Bar)
09.01.06 - Orlando, FL (The Social)
09.02.06 - Tampa, FL (Orpheum)
09.07.06 - Charlottesville, VA (Starr Hill)
10.29.06 - New Orleans, LA (Voodoo Music Festival)

The Whigs Land A Deal With ATO Records