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WHY? are back with a new EP, Sod in the Seed, due on August 14 via Anticon/City Slang. Stream the title track below. Still no word on that new LP which would be their first since 2009's Eskimo Snow, but this should whet our palate for a bit.
Shortly following the release of Sod in The Seed, the crew will hit the road for four weeks of US dates in late August and rope in a variety of Anticon openers like Doseone, Serengeti and DJ Thanksgiving Brown to play support. Look for those four in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 9/13. Tickets go on sale at noon Thursday (6/28).
Anticon staple Jel will DJ some of those WHY? dates, but Jeffrey Logan has a few balls of his own to juggle in the meantime. Look for Jel on the road supporting Sleigh Bells (like at Converse City Carnage on July 21), as well as dates with DJ Abilities, Class Actress and others as part of a North American trek in the weeks before that WHY? jaunt.
And while we're on the subject of Jel and Anticon, Jel teams with Odd Nosdam to hammer out production on the new Serengeti LP C.A.R.. Due on July 31, check out the tracklisting below and stream "Talk to Me" at Pitchfork.
All listed WHY? and Jel tour dates, tracklist of the WHY? EP and a variety of streams are below.
WHY? - Sod in the Seed
1. Sod In The Seed
2. For Someone
3. The Plan
4. Probably Cause
5. Twenty Seven
6. Shag Carpet
Serengeti - 'C.A.R'.
Out July 31
2. Talk To Me
5. Geti Life (w/ Yoni Wolf)
7. Go Dancin
9. Say What?
11. Uncle Traum
WHY? - 2012 TOUR DATES
08-24 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note *&
08-25 - Norman, OK - Opolis *&
08-26 - Santa Fe, NM - SOL @ Santa Fe Brewing *&
08-27 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom *&
08-28 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex *#
08-30 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall ^*#
08-31 - Arcata, CA - Arcata Playhouse *#
09-01 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *#
09-02 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival
09-03 - Boise, ID - Reef *%
09-04 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue *%
09-05 - Englewood, CO - The Gothic *%
09-06 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room *%
09-07 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada *%
09-08 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center ^*%
09-09 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall ^*%
09-10 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom ^*%
09-11 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt^*+
09-12 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East^*+
09-13 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg ^*+
09-14 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer ^*+
09-15 - Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall ^*+
09-16 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle ^*+
09-17 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl ^*+
09-18 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge ^*+
10-05 - Dusseldorf, Germany - New Fall Festival
10-06 - Evreux, France - L'abordage
10-07 - Paris, France - Maroquinerie
10-08 - Brighton, UK - Old Market
10-09 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom
10-10 - Manchester, UK - Central Methodist Church
10-11 - Bristol, UK - Fleece
10-12 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3
10-13 - Oxford, UK - The Bullingdon
10-15 - Berlin, Germany - Volksbuhne
* = w/ Serengeti
^ = w/ Doseone
& = w/ DJ Tony Trimm
# = w/ dj sodapop
% = w/ Jel (DJ Set)
+ = w/ DJ Thanksgiving Brown
JEL - 2012 TOUR DATES
7/2 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground %
7/3 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues %
7/5 - Montreal, QC @ Corona %
7/6 - Ottawa, Ont @ Lebreton Flats Park %
7/7 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom %
7/9 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues %
7/10 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection %
7/12 - Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club %
7/16 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage %
7/17 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre %
7/18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls %
7/20 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ The Jazz Cafe !
7/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie !
7/25 - Washington D.C. @ Black Cat !
7/26 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter !
7/27 - Boone, NC @ Boone Saloon !
7/28 - Atlanta, GA @ Soundtable !
7/29 - Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox !
7/31 - Dallas, TX @ Beauty Bar !
8/1 - Austin, TX @ Beauty Ballroom !
8/2 - Corpus Christie, TX @ TBA !
8/4 - Tucson, AZ @ Plush !
8/5 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room !
8/6 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Greenroom !
8/7 - Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar !
8/8 - Los Angeles, CA @ Low End Theory
8/11 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar !
8/12 - San Francisco, CA @ Milk !
8/16 - Eureka, CA @ Nocturnum *
8/18 - Portland, OR @ Rotture *
8/19 - Vancouver, BC @ Waldolf Hotel *
8/21 - Calgary, AB @ Hi-Fi *
8/23 - Saskatoon, SK @ Scratch *
8/25 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry *
8/27 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
% w/ Sleigh Bells, Class Actress
! w/ DJ Abilities, Void Pedal
* w/ DJ Abilities, Zavala (of Dark Time Sunshine), Crushcon7