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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? – “We Are Real” (Silver Jews Cover)

Today is World Mental Health Day. In honor of the day and in tribute to the late David Berman, WHY?'s Yoni Wolf has shared a…
Peter Helman | October 10, 2019 - 9:15 am

WHY? Share Fifth Movement From New Visual Album

Experimental pop group WHY? have been slowly releasing what they call "movements" of music. The movements are groups of songs, with the most recent being…
Keely Quinlan | July 24, 2019 - 12:18 pm


WHY? Share Four More New Songs From AOKOHIO

The experimental pop group WHY? have been releasing what they call "movements" of music lately, groups of songs that will feature in a new visual…
Connor Duffey | July 10, 2019 - 9:10 am

WHY? Announce Visual Album, Share Three More New Songs

At the end of last month, WHY? released three new tracks in the form of a music video dubbed I: I may come out a
James Rettig | June 12, 2019 - 11:49 am

WHY? Share Three New Songs In Visual Starring Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany

WHY?, the much-beloved experimental pop project of Yoni Wolf, released their last album, Moh Lhean, in 2017. A few months back, they teamed up with…
James Rettig | May 29, 2019 - 10:02 am

WHY? & Lala Lala – “Siren 042″ Video

Out of all the interviews I've done with up-and-coming artists over the years, the name that's most consistently come up as a musical inspiration is…
James Rettig | January 10, 2019 - 12:18 pm

Unreleased Lorde & WHY? Collaboration “Sway” Surfaces

In 2014, WHY?'s Yoni Wolf recorded a song with Lorde. The collaboration came about after someone pointed out lyrical similarities between Pure Heroine's "Still Sane"
James Rettig | October 12, 2017 - 3:10 pm

WHY? – “The Barely Blur” Video

Yoni Wolf's long-running art-pop project WHY? recently released the puzzlingly titled Moh Lhean, their first new album in five years. And now they've shared a…
Peter Helman | May 15, 2017 - 7:29 pm

Stream WHY? Moh Lhean

Yoni Wolf, frontman of the long-running idiosyncratic art-pop project WHY?, has been keeping himself busy with side projects lately, but he hasn't released a proper…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2017 - 10:58 am

WHY? – “This Ole King” 360° VR Video

WHY? are releasing a new album, Moh Lhean, on 3/3, and today they've shared a video for early single "This Ole King." It's a 360°…
James Rettig | February 24, 2017 - 10:33 am

WHY? – “One Mississippi”

"This Ole King," the first single from WHY?'s upcoming new album Moh Lhean, was a softly stomping acoustic/bongo anthem. Gentle yet gripping, the song suggested…
Pranav Trewn | February 14, 2017 - 12:58 pm

WHY? – “Proactive Evolution”

WHY? will release a new album in March, their first since 2012's Mumps, Etc. We premiered Moh Lhean's debut single "This Ole King" last year,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 13, 2017 - 12:30 pm


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

WHY? Announce New Album Moh Lhean

Yoni Wolf's splintered indie pop project WHY? are coming back after a four-year hiatus since 2012's Mumps, Etc. Their forthcoming full-length is entitled Moh Lhean,…
Collin Robinson | December 6, 2016 - 12:25 pm

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
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