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. 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.
Feeling high off of last year’s absolutely killer debut album, The Junk have once again teamed up with Rum Bar Records to give you ten more head boppin’ floor shakers in the form of Stars In The Night. They’re a little more polished than they were on their home recorded debut, but they haven’t abandoned any of the recklessness inherent in their nature.