WHY? – “Jonathan’s Hope” (Stereogum Premiere)

By Corban Goble / August 28, 2012

In preparation for October’s Mumps, Etc., WHY? put out an EP recently, something that re-established the dormant group’s offbeat ways in the ecosystem. Today, they’re giving us a taste of the new long-player via the colorful, wobbly “Jonathan’s Hope.” “When I got better from the mumps,” Yoni Wolf starts. “Yes, my swollen nut and neck shrunk.” So, you get right into the weird stuff they’re feeling. Stream it below.

Mumps, Etc. is out 10/2 on Anticon. Read our recent Progress Report with WHY?’s Yoni Wolf here.