The Whims

The Whims


The Whims deliver what most call "Power Pop". Their output has been siphoned through some of the best filters available (Cheap Trick, The Kinks, Bob Mould, GBV, Teenage Fanclub, et al) producing a sound all their own.


Steeped in classic power pop influences and drawing from arena rock guitar riffs, New York City’s The Whims fuse catchy, hook-heavy melodies with gritty garage rock swagger. Originally formed by singers/guitarists Dileepan Ganesan & Fletcher Maumus in New York City, the quartet was completed with the addition of bassist/vocalist Matt Stupp & singer/drummer Michael McGivaren.

Their self-titled debut LP (released January 2013) is already creating waves in the power pop community -- with heavy rotation on WROM's Powerpop Stew and festival appearances at Powerpopalicious (curated by Paul Collins of pop-punk legends The Nerves and The Beat), David Bash's continent-spanning International Pop Overthrow, and Little Steven's favorite, Cavestomp! The Whims are ringing in a year that will bring their spirited live set to regions throughout the US.


The Whims (2013) -- Lovely Linda Records