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Alex Green #Interview w/ Parker Gispert (The Whigs)
“Parker Gispert Always Had His Eye On Athens”
As a teenager in Atlanta, Parker Gispert grew up listening to Built To Spill, Modest Mouseand the Velvet Underground. But everything changed once he discovered the Athens, Georgia Elephant 6 Label.Mesmerized by bands like Elf Power, Olivia Tremor Control and Neutral Milk Hotel, Gispert was not only drawn to their sound, he was drawn to their geography. So much so, that when it came time to choosea college, the University of Georgia in Athens was the most logical choice. It didn’t take long for Gispert to geta band together and it didn’t take long for that band to start crushing it. The Whigs tore through the local live circuitand went on to release five albums, play repeatedly on Letterman and Conan and tour the world several times over.In this conversation Gispert talks to Alex about his first solo album Sunlight Tonight, what it was like to liveon a hemp farm for a year and the pleasures of driving alone across the country. He also talks about his parents’ take on his rock and roll career, how geography influences art and the current state of the Whigs.