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In the Dark

The Whigs
ATO

Someone once sang “With the lights out, it’s less dangerous,” but nothing feels less dangerous about being In the Dark with The Whigs. If anything there’s a feeling of edginess and menace that surrounds the entire album.

This Athens three-piece basks in the grit that shakes from their special brand of lo-fi Southern rock with a sense of sinister glee. The heavy, droning intro to “Hundred/Million” leads the song to an explosive refrain that kicks In the Dark off with urgency. “Kill Me Carolyne” has an infectious guitar riff that seems to run on a loop throughout, as singer Parker Gispert spins twisted lyrics about a break-up gone wrong. And the album closer “Naked” is a six-minute, experimental roll-in-the-hay with a band that usually stays grounded in typical power-trio arrangements.