A trio of Cincinnati-born men who refuse to recognize common boundaries of genre or instrumentation, Why? is helmed by chief song-writer and lyricist Yoni Wolf, who got his start recording bad poems and sloppy beats on the family synagogue's 4-track until one day in junior high he discovered hip- hop... Part of the infamous Anticon collective and 1/3rd of the critical US underground hip-hop act cLOUDDEAD, as well as the head of Reaching Quiet, Yoni's half-rapped, singsong style is both hip-hop and slacker-rock; part Pavement, part-Thelonious Monk, Why? are an anachronism from the future, a sore thumb in a sea of fists, and a rare gem of unrivalled invention. One of the most critically acclaimed US underground acts, Why? has released 4 full-length albums for Anticon/Tomlab.
OIB Split Volume 5 feat:
Future Islands | Why? | Casiotone for the Painfully Alone | Nullifier
OIB020 | 4 Tracks
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone – Goodbye Parthenon / Why? – Close to Me / Future Islands – New Face / Nullifier - Quesht
7" | Limited to 450 copies