The Whigs Play Out of 'Control'

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A year ago, Rolling Stone called The Whigs "the best unsigned band in America."

With ink like that and the band's trademark ear-blistering live shows, it wasn't long before Dave Matthews' ATO Records took notice and signed the group to a multi-album deal.

The Whigs' first record, Mission Control, has drawn comparisons to both Nirvana and Superchunk. They stopped by the Bryant Park Project and showcased some of their songs, including "Like a Vibration," a stripped-down number from their latest album.

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