Hailing from Athens, GA The Whigs are a garage rock trio that creates southern blues-tinged rock n' roll. After forming in 2002 the band strategically planned monthly shows in New York while playing clubs around Athens, building a fan base in its home state while also branching out onto the East Coast. The Whigs recorded and released its debut album Give Em All a Big Fat Lip, in 2005, and began gathering media attention from independent and then mainstream sources. By 2006 the band signed to ATO Records who re-released its debut album as well as its subsequent records. While 2008's Mission Control is more of the band's signature garage rock revival sound, The Whigs branched out for its 2010 album In the Dark, which leans toward indie rock.