Enjoy the Company

Enjoy the Company

by The Whigs
     
 

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A common complaint leveled against Athens, Georgia trio the Whigs is that they've been too stuck in the past, determined to re-create the glory days of grunge. They do their best to shake off these criticisms on their fourth album Enjoy the Company, leaving behind heavy, churning riffs in favor of bright, effervescent guitar pop that…  See more details below

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A common complaint leveled against Athens, Georgia trio the Whigs is that they've been too stuck in the past, determined to re-create the glory days of grunge. They do their best to shake off these criticisms on their fourth album Enjoy the Company, leaving behind heavy, churning riffs in favor of bright, effervescent guitar pop that places melody front and center. By embracing such clear-eyed pop and spiking their hooks with horns -- they're there on the opening "Staying Alive," goosing the chorus to greater heights -- they're inviting comparisons with Spoon, and they come out quite favorably. Whenever they leaned too heavily on their guitars, the Whigs seemed slightly desperate, but by toning the volume down and lying back, they seem comfortable throughout Enjoy the Company. Certainly, this is adult alternative pop, both in its subject and tenor, but that's the appealing thing about it: the Whigs have zeroed in on their strengths and wound up with a rich, layered pop album that suggests a long, interesting future.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/2012
Label:
New West Records
UPC:
0607396625727
catalogNumber:
6257
Rank:
223140

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Whigs   Primary Artist
Heather McIntosh   Cello
Chris Gregg   Saxophone
Parker Gispert   Group Member
Julian Dorio   Group Member
Matt "Pistol" Stoessel   Pedal Steel Guitar
Josh Harner   Trumpet
Timothy Deaux   Group Member
Justin Carpenter   Trombone

Technical Credits

John Agnello   Producer,Engineer
Greg Calbi   Mastering
Chris Bilheimer   Art Direction
Kyle Spence   Engineer
Vance Powell   Engineer
J. Colangelo   Drum Technician
Griffin Rodriguez   Engineer
Ted Young   Engineer
Parker Gispert   Composer,Lyricist
Julian Dorio   Art Direction
David Axelrod   Engineer

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