The spectacular WHY? are premiering new material at Tangier on January 15th! No way is right! If you're unfamiliar with them, then lookey lookey below for some information. Be sure to also go check out their Myspace page to see what's in store at this show.
WHY? is... a folk-pop, indie-hop, sometimes-mustachioed, psych-rock trio that operates out of the Oakland Bay Area under the bold banner of the anticon collective. At the band’s helm is Yoni, who—with his candytime-dissonant, singsong-suicide style—has recorded under the name “WHY?” for the best part of six years. After meeting fellow anticon tribesman Adam “doseone” Drucker in art school and subsequently dropping out, Yoni developed his signature sound over several projects: the lo-fi thought-rap of Greenthink, the critically lauded dreamscape crunch of cLOUDDEAD, and the hushed bedroom aesthetic of Reaching Quiet.
Why?’s latest blast of darkly tinted pop finds the Bay-based trio further realizing their distinct sound—smart, shimmering, sweetly soured—while expanding that ever-crooking subsurface smile we saw bare its teeth on 2005’s critically acclaimed Elephant Eyelash LP.
Please note that this is an EARLY SHOW- Why? will play at 8.30p. Click here to buy advance tickets for the show, eager beaver!