The Whigs Announce April Album 'Modern Creation' With Triumphant 'Hit Me'

Athens trio set fifth LP for April 22 release via New West Records

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The Whigs will return on April 22 with their fifth album, the upcoming Modern Creation. Produced by Jim Scott (whose CV includes work with Wilco, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Weezer), the LP was recorded at PLYRZ Studios in Valencia, California and completed over the course of just two weeks, from start to finish. The forthcoming full-length, which follows 2012's Enjoy the Company, spans a total of 10 tracks and favors full-band live takes over studio trickery. Judging from lead single "Hit Me," the focus has paid off; stream the new song in all its jangly, garage-pop glory below. Find the album's cover art, track list, and the Whigs' tour dates below that.

Modern Creation track list:

1. "You Should Be Able to Feel It"
2. "Asking Strangers for Directions"
3. "The Particular"
4. "Hit Me"
5. "Modern Creation"
6. "Friday Night"
7. "She Is Everywhere"
8. "Too Much in the Morning"
9. "I Couldn't Lie"
10. "The Difference Between One and Two"

The Whigs tour dates:

February 1 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
February 6 - West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
February 7 - Charleston, SC @ Pour House
February 8 - Augusta, GA @ Sky City
February 12 - Johnson City, TN @ Capone's
February 13 - Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
February 14 - Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
February 15 - Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's Bohemia
May 9 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
May 24 - Denver, CO @ 16th Street Mall

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