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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: “But at the start of spring, like the robins sing, this ole king will be rising.” The first single from WHY?’s forthcoming record Moh Lhean, “This Ole King” seems to be an exhale of sunshine — like one of those “light boxes” for impending Seasonal Affective Disorder. “This Ole King” achieves its warmth through fractured acoustic guitar melodies, ashy backup vocals, and cheeky Bongo embellishments with twinkling tambourine licks. Listen below.

WHY? tour dates:

03/16 Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater
03/17 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
03/18 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
03/19 Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
03/21 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
03/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
03/23 Boise, ID @ Treefort Fest
03/24 Portland, OR @ Revelation Hall
03/25 Vancouver, BC @ Venue
03/26 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
03/28 Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
03/29 Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre
03/30 San Diego, CA @ Irenic
03/31 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
04/01 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
04/02 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
04/04 Dallas, TX @ Trees
04/05 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
04/06 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
04/07 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
04/08 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
04/09 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
04/11 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
04/12 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
04/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
04/14 Boston, MA @ Sinclair
04/15 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
04/17 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
04/18 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
04/19 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
04/20 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
04/21 St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
04/22 Madison, WI @ UW Union South

Moh Lhean is out 3/3 on Joyful Noise. Pre-order it here.

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CREDIT: Scott Fredette
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