WHY? press release
NEW VIDEO ONLINE
NEW ALBUM DETAILS ANNOUNCED
‘SOD IN THE SEED EP’ OUT AUG 13TH
‘MUMPS, ETC’ ALBUM OUT OCT 8TH
LABEL: CITY SLANG
Nipping at the heels of their eagerly devoured ‘Sod in the Seed EP’, set for release on August 13th through City Slang (Europe) & Anticon (US), California's alternative Hip Hop sensation WHY? have confirmed details of their fifth full length album.
Entitled ‘Mumps, etc’, the record will be released on October 8th to coincide with their UK tour – details below.
To accompany the announcement, WHY? have also given us a glimpse into life behind the scenes with a video documenting the creation and final output of the artwork for ‘Mumps, etc’.
Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5U1I1-X_4c
‘Mumps, etc’ is a meticulous work of morbid fascination and offbeat romanticism. Though there is a mysterious sickness (perhaps of the mind) that lurks about these thirteen songs, one might also imagine the title as describing the musically swole state of these three Midwestern men as they bring their sound into glisteningly buff focus.
Yoni Wolf, brother Josiah and Doug McDiarmid are in the pocket, the unbreakable rock core at the center of a spinning ball of sonic kaleidoscopie. And all the things we love about them are still true: the grinning sun-warped choruses, that jangly Western lope, those confessionals cut with wry wit and crude details, set dancing down the odd knots of complex poetic daisy chains. It's just that ... well, all of it sounds better than ever this time around.
WHY? European tour dates:
05.10. DE DUESSELDORF - NEW FALL FSTIVAL
06.10. FR EVREUX – L’ABORDAGE
07.10. FR PARIS - MAROQUINERIE
08.10. UK BRIGHTON - OLD MARKET
09.10. UK LONDON - ELECTRIC BALLROOM
10.10. UK MANCHESTER - CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH
11.10. UK BRISTOL - FLEECE
12.10. UK GLASGOW - SWG3
13.10. UK OXFORD - THE BULINGTON
15.10. DE BERLIN – VOLKSBUEHNE
‘Mumps, etc’ track list:
High On 13
Sod In The Seed
As A Card