Before he turned his WHY? project into fractured indie-pop, Yoni Wolf was making dense, expressive indie-rap under the same name. And on a new album that takes Wolf back in… More »


WHY?’s Yoni Wolf and Serengeti teamed up half a decade ago on Serengeti’s album Family & Friends, a conceptual song cycle couched in off-kilter experimental rap. The duo is back… More »

WHY? frontman Yoni Wolf is about to launch a short southern US tour, and he’s marking the occasion with a limited edition covers tape called Snowjams. The project will be… More »

There are lots of words to toss around when Elliott Smith comes up — brilliant, troubled, influential, tragic, one-of-a-kind — each of which fit the music as much as the man. More »


It feels like a swift kick to the stomach to say, but on 10/21 it will be 10 years since iconic singer/song-writer Elliott Smith passed away. On that day this… More »

Credit: WHY? - Golden Tickets

The natural order of things goes something like this: A listener gets really into a musician, learns as much online as he can about that musician, maybe gets a tiny… More »

Credit: Why - "Waterlines"

Yoni Wolf’s WHY? dropped a new LP, Mumps, Etc., in October — we shared album tracks “Jonathan’s Hope” and “Strawberries” in the months leading up to the release, but today… More »


Credit: WHY? - "Strawberries" Video (Stereogum Premiere)

WHY?’s Yoni Wolf leads a caravan of colorful folks in the new clip for the new Mumps, Etc. single “Strawberries.” Scott Fredette and Alex Parks direct. Watch it below.
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WHY? – “Strawberries”

Credit: WHY? - Mumps, Etc

Last month, we heard the first single from the forthcoming WHY? album, the lively, wobbly “Jonathan’s Hope,” and today yielded the second single, “Strawberries.” “Itchin’ like an intern with a… More »

Credit: WHY? - "Jonathan's Hope"

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… More »


Credit: WHY? - "Sod In The Seed" Video

Join Yoni Wolf in his rap-sung crisis of self-realization (i.e. check out this WHY? track) as he struts and waves with friends in vibrant clothing against a white backdrop. This… More »

Credit: WHY? - "Sod In The Seed"

A while back, we caught up with WHY?’s Yoni Wolf for Progress Report. Here’s Yoni on the new material:
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Progress Report: Yoni Wolf talks about the state of WHY? and the band’s sometime-to-be-released new record.

WHY? is one of those bands that will invariably… More »


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As Jessica mentioned when we posted “In The Dirt,” Bon Iver drummer/pianist S. Carey has a solo album All We Grow. The collection shows he’s capable of standing alone,… More »

Between the World Cup’s conclusion hijacking the standard operating procedure of most any establishment serving alcohol and space enough for a TV screen, and Jelly NYC’s Pool Parties kick off… More »