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Musicians Pay Tribute To Elliott Smith, Who Died 10 Years Ago Today

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…
Chris DeVille | October 21, 2013 - 7:19 am

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Progress Report: Why?

Name: Why? Progress Report: Yoni Wolf talks about the state of WHY? and the band’s sometime-to-be-released new record. WHY? is one of…
T. Cole Rachel | January 27, 2012 - 2:04 pm

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WHY? – “This Ole King”

Winter is finalizing its grip with dropping temperatures and days that slip into night before dinnertime. Yoni Wolf is already daydreaming of the brighter months:…
Margaret Farrell | December 15, 2016 - 9:54 am

Stream Yoni & Geti Testarossa

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…
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2016 - 11:30 am

Yoni & Geti – “Lunchline” (Stereogum Premiere)

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…
Chris DeVille | March 10, 2016 - 10:57 am

Stream Yoni Wolf Snowjams (Stereogum Premiere)

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…
Chris DeVille | December 12, 2014 - 10:04 am

Cat Power, Zachary Cole Smith, Sky Ferreira To Play Elliott Smith Tribute Show

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…
Claire Lobenfeld | October 1, 2013 - 12:27 pm

WHY? – “Murmurer” (Stereogum Premiere)

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…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2013 - 11:52 am

WHY? – “The Water You Walk” (Stereogum Premiere)

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…
Michael Nelson | December 10, 2012 - 1:41 pm

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…
Corban Goble | September 27, 2012 - 9:47 am

WHY? – “Strawberries”

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'
Corban Goble | September 20, 2012 - 2:52 pm

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

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…
Corban Goble | August 28, 2012 - 10:09 am

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…
Amrit Singh | August 10, 2012 - 1:34 pm

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: …
Corban Goble | June 27, 2012 - 10:36 am

S. Carey – “Broken (Andrew Broder Remix)”

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…
Brandon Stosuy | September 21, 2010 - 5:17 pm