Artist of the Day: WHY?

posted by Matt Jarrells on 04/05/2017

April 5, 2017

Unparalleled and unorthodox alt hip-hop band WHY? comes to Pyramid Scheme bar on Wednesday, April 19.

Led by wordsmith Yoni Wolf, the group has been a well-loved outlier in the indie rock world for over 13 years. Earlier this month they released their first LP in 5 years: Moh Lhean, on Joyful Noise Recordings.  It is also the first to be recorded in Wolf’s home studio since their 2003 debut, Oakland Azul Asylum. They describe the new disc as “a breakup album without a romantic interest—coded within the lyrics is a tale about fleeing the seductions of a wintry figure for something synonymous with spring.”

The last output from WHY? was 2013’s EP Golden Tickets. Since then, Wolf has been working on solo projects and collaborating as both performer and producer. Last year he released a collaborative record,Testarossa, with rapper Serengeti.

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