Posted in music | tour dates on July 21, 2009

DOWNLOAD: Why? - This Blackest Purse (MP3)

Why

Hi,
I know this is a really cheesy thing to do on myspace, but I'm desperate. I currently live in Oakland California and am moving out of the state on august first and would love assistance in getting rid of most of my worldly possessions. I am really bad at doing this kind of thing (craigslist, etc.) and am busy with other things to boot (album art/ some remix stuff, etc.)...if you are someone who excels at these kinds of projects, (and are preferably but not requiredly a cute female) I would be glad to split all revenue from sales of my stuff with you 50/50. you also can have a bunch of free stuff if you want.
- yoni wolf
If you're not a cute female from Oakland you can see Why? in NYC at (Le) Poisson Rouge where they play with Owen Weaver and Flexible Music on Saturday, September 26th. Tickets are on sale now.

Why?'s new record, Eskimo Snow, is on the way from Anticon sometime this year. "The Blackest Purse," from that disc, is above.

A video of Yoni talking about a DJ gig in June ("I'll probably just play a couple records, Arcade Fire mostly. Maybe some Sufjan Stevens.") and other more relevant topics (the new record, his band, etc.) below...

Mari and Yoni Wolf (of Why?)

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Comments (29)

Malkmus drives me nuts. Really don't understand how people can listen to this.

Obviously talented...just...phew...i dunno.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 12:12 PM

^malkmus? what?

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 12:16 PM

It wasn't that cheesy until he the part about a cute female. Why? split 50/50?

Posted by anonymous2 | July 21, 2009 12:26 PM

so he wants to get laid? why else would he specify a cute female?
that is a super cheesy way of going about it, he must be a fucking LOOOOSER

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 12:29 PM

what state is he moving to?

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 12:37 PM

no post about the warp 20th anniversary celebration yet?

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 12:54 PM

nice post

Posted by perfumes | July 21, 2009 1:02 PM

Must Love Handjobs.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 1:03 PM

can't wait for the new album... really like the 2 songs i've heard so far

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 1:12 PM

What a douche. I kinda like Why? but this makes me less interested in seeing them, to be honest.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 1:16 PM

It doesn't necisarrily mean he just wants to get laid. He could just be lonely. Being around a cute girl who's thanking you for a chance to make some extra money could really boost a lonely guys confidence.

Chances are, if he were a complete douche looking to get laid, he wouldn't have said Cute Female. He probably would have used the term "Hot Chick".

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 1:22 PM

Yoni is so creative it is so hard to keep on his pace

Posted by Tom | July 21, 2009 1:36 PM

it really is very sleazy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 1:37 PM

@1:22 - the only reason you would ever specify "cute female" when you're looking for someone to help you do grunt work like selling shit on ebay or whatever, is because you either want to hit on her, hit on her friends, or use her as jack-fodder.

if you're looking for someone to say, model your band's t-shirt for your band's website store, that is a different story, having a cute female wearing it makes the product more desirable.

the guy is in a successful (?) band, is having a cute girl hang around your house posting your bookshelves on craigslist going to boost his confidence? either way, it's fairly pathetic, this guy is a cheeseball and a loser.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 1:52 PM

wow you people are dumb

it was clearly a quick lame joke that you guys are taking way too seriously

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 2:06 PM

it's obviously not a joke, stop defending this herb.

even if he did do it in jest (where's the :)???) in every joke there is a seed of truth.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 2:36 PM

he is moving out of state - he has to get all his stuff packed and out of house - serious work - why narrow requirements to cute girl???

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 2:45 PM

what kind of invalid can't sell their own stuff?

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 5:14 PM

he better be careful asking for cute indie females. might find himself a hipster grifter who just takes his stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 5:15 PM

jesus christ... i'm sure it was more him saying he didn't want some dorky teenage guy fan over at his house drooling on all his shit when he just wants to hock it. it's the same humor as in his music.

plus, if you wanted help selling your shit, why not have a cute girl do it vs a broke one? haters gon' hate.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 5:56 PM

At least he didn't specify a straight female. I hope the cute female who lands this gig is a lipstick lesbian.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 6:30 PM

Yeah..only losers want cute girls around.

Sure there's a seed of truth, but who wouldn't want a cute girl you don't know come to your house as you're moving out of state? It's a good way to go...

Posted by Cory | July 21, 2009 7:08 PM

I love the new song. It's pretty much everything i expected from Yoni. Cannot wait for the new album.

Oh, and to all the morons who are giving Yoni a hard time, please shut the fuck up. Whatever he meant, it isn't a big deal.

This rocks.

Posted by aullie | July 21, 2009 8:37 PM

I'm hoping the new album is nearly as good as half of the comments posted on this site.

Posted by cheez | July 21, 2009 11:32 PM

"Whatever he meant, it isn't a big deal."

So when do you start?

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2009 4:27 PM

It's funny that you morons with half a brain think you can insult Yoni.

Notice that the mention of a "cute female" was stated after quoting Yoni's letter. Those were the blogger's words, kids.

Posted by k | July 26, 2009 4:13 AM

Actually it's taken directly from his MySpace posting, but good job calling everybody else morons.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2009 4:19 AM

have any of you listened to WHY?... nearly every song is about loneliness and death... besides you all just jealous...

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2009 7:37 PM

yoni is the shit dude i dont care what you think, no one is more raw, he needs to come to virginia beach

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2012 9:34 AM

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