Posted in music | tour dates on July 13, 2011

WHY?

WHY? are currently at work on their followup to 2009's Eskimo Snow. Not too many details have emerged on the album yet but we can assume WHY? have something crazy up their sleeves, because as promoter Worldess Music puts it, WHY? will be presenting "a pair of unusually intimate and seated album-preview shows" in NYC on September 21 at Florence Gould Hall at 7 PM and 10 PM. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.

Yoni Wolf recently spoke to the 405 about the new album:

"I have of the nineteen I'd call rap songs, the other half, I dunno... more melody and chords sort of thing," he says. "I tried to get rid of the electric guitars. Maybe just for stabs but nothing sustaining or long... it eats up so much of the high mid-range where the vocals sit. It's mainly percussion-based I would say, that's the driving force."
Grab some live Why? tracks over at Daytrotter. Check out a birthday video Josiah (who was just on tour) and Liz made for Yoni (who played LPR with Josiah in April), below...

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Tags: Why, Why?, Yoni Wolf

Comments (19)

Was kinda disappointed by their last album. Hope this one's better

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 11:56 AM

fuuuuuuuck yes.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 11:57 AM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:04 PM

It'd be cool if When came out with a new album.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:06 PM

It's time to find a new alternative to hummus, BrooklynVegan. Change the comment section for the better.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:09 PM

It's time to find a new alternative to hummus, BrooklynVegan. Eliminate the comments.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:10 PM

Stop posting that on every thread, its already just as annoying

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:10 PM

Yeah, really. Like whoever posts stuff like this in all the articles won't think that we already know they're spamming. In the words of Shatner, get a life.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:23 PM

WHO?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:28 PM

In the words of Chris Elliot, get a life.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:41 PM

^ I remember that show!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:06 PM

I agree, the last album was disappointing after Alopecia. Where is Florence Gould Hall?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:09 PM

WHY might seriously be the worst band working today, i actually actively resent any brooklyn vegan reader who enjoys the horrible nasally voice of this shitty moustached gross dude as he says stupid words over bad music. weezer rap.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:24 PM

Florence Gould Hall is up on 59th and Madison? Something like that. I saw Shearwater there a couple years ago. Nice space.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:26 PM

I hope he's rapping over drum breaks with DJ Mayonassie cutting it up

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:28 PM

"It'd be cool if When came out with a new album."

Trippy Happy was cool. What about Lobster Boys?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:15 PM

goddamnit....
they gotta stop this shit; it's gone too far.

Why? Why, why? fucky.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 2:31 PM

How?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 3:35 PM

are these shows the same as the ones at other locations on their tour, or are these two in nyc the only ones where they're previewing the new album?

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 6:59 PM

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