WHIFFS, THE - ANOTHER WHIFF
Can you smell what The Whiffs are cookin? Hint: it's not Phish, Meatloaf or a String Cheese Incident. Nope - Kansas City's prodigal sons of power pop are sticking to what they know on Another Whiff, their debut full-length for Dig! Records. Since 2017's Take A Whiff EP, the band has been busy allowing their auditory aromas to ripen with the addition of Joey Rubbish (of The Rubs) for a fuller, more robust sonic bouquet. While the band can still get it up for Stiff Records - their pop-centric punk remains in full force - the album takes detours down lonelier roads in broken-hearted ballads from the heartland; on a journey forged by pioneers like Chilton and later Westerberg, the looming legacy of Petty and the cosmic country harmonies of The Byrds before them. Follow your nose, and catch them on tour with their Kansas City comrades, The Get Up Kids, this November.