WHY? Announce Visual Album, Share Three More New Songs

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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 broken yolk, I may come out on saddle, which was directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte and stars Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany. Today, Yoni Wolf is revealing that it’s just … More »

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

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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 Lala Lala for a new track and it looks like they have an even bigger project in the pipeline. Today, Yoni Wolf is sharing a new … More »

Quentyn Teams With Long Time Friend Antoine Larsen On Funky New Number “Why”

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Quentyn, formally 1/2 of Volt & State has dropped his 8th solo release, a funky club weapon titled “Why”, a collaboration with long time friend Antoine Larsen. “Why”, which has already been supported by some of the biggest names in the scene, brings something different than the normal progressive house gems we get from Quentyn.

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WHY? & Lala Lala – “Siren 042″ Video

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WHY? and Lala LalaOut 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 Yoni Wolf, the mastermind behind WHY?. It’s not exactly a surprise — he strikes a balance between art and pop that’s consistently appealing — but it had been a while … More »

The Ophelias to release Yoni Wolf (WHY?)-produced sophomore albumAlmost this July on Joyful Noise

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They say that youth is wasted on the young, but don’t try telling that to the Ophelias. Not only do they craft atypical art-pop that is mature beyond their age, but they are making the most of their formative bloom years by grabbing life by the horns and whipping-up tunes that would jawdrop their elders. On July 13, the Ophelias — Micaela Adams (percussion), Andrea Gutmann Fuentes (violin), Spencer Peppet (guitar/lyrics), and Grace Weir (bass) — will release their second album Almost on Joyful Noise Recordings.

Produced by WHY’s Yoni Wolf, Almost is chockablock full of the kinds of luscious auditory experiences that will have you grinning from lobe to lobe regardless of your age. Formed while still in high school, the four wanted to escape the constricting tokenism of being “the girl” in their previous groups. “In the past we had all kind of been the ‘girl in the band,’ in some capacity,” says Peppet. “Having a band of all women eradicates that possibility logistically, but also makes for a really creative environment without the patronization that often comes along with being the ‘girl in the band.’”

2018 looks to be a banner year for the Ophelias, so chug from the fountain of youthful enthusiasm and check out the zestful interplay of the band’s two latest singles off Almost: the Joe Shaffer-directed animated lyric-scroll for “Fog” and the album cover still life of “General Electric” below. All the recognized formats (including a 300 hand-numbered limited strawberry creammmsicle swirl vinyl) can be pre-ordered here or via the band’s Bandcamp. On the live front, the Ophelias will open a fistful of dates for the Low Anthem in July (find those below the choons).


Almost a tracklisting:

01. Fog
02. General Electric
03. Lover’s Creep
04. Night Signs
05. O Command
06. Lunar Rover
07. Bird
08. House
09. Zero
10. Moon Like Sour Candy

The Ophelias live:

07.16.18 – Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge #
07.19.18 – Seattle, WA – Fremont Abbey Arts Center #
07.20.18 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios #
07.22.18 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall #

# The Low Anthem

WHY? doff their caps and celebrate 10 proud years of Alopecia, announce reissues and hair-raising album tour

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Full disclosure: I may have a slight preference for the preceding Elephant Eyelash — but that obviously doesn’t dilute Alopecia’s status as a groundbreaking album. Yoni Wolf and co.’s landmark album undoubtedly served as an introduction to WHY? for many when it was first released back in those carefree days of 2008. Listeners were almost universally enamored by the psych-folk/song-rap genre amalgam — as well as by Wolf’s candid/somewhat fatalistic rhyming about fame, relationships, mortality, and survival.

It might be in keeping with the survival theme, then, that we’re now talking about celebrating Alopecia’s 10-year anniversary. (10 years, and the album lives on by virtue of music’s immortality!) And WHY? is doing more than is necessary to commemorate the occasion by announcing not only about a zillion different Alopecia reissues (out August 17 on Joyful Noise), but also an international tour where the band will perform the album in its entirety at each of the shows.

What’s more, they’ve just shared a remix of the track “Good Friday” by a couple of hermetic guys you might remember called Boards of Canada, which you can find below before the full list of tour dates. (Hell, you know Alopecia is something special if you can get those two private citizens to emerge from their self-imposed musical hideout!)

Pre-order the reissues of Alopecia here. Note that the bonus 7” includes both the aforementioned remix and a Dntel remix of the track “By Torpedo Or Crohn’s.”


Alopecia tracklisting:

01. The Vowels Pt. 2
02. Good Friday
03. These Few Presidents
04. The Hollows
05. Song of the Sad Assassin
06. Gnashville
07. Fatalist Palmistry
08. The Fall of Mr. Fifths
09. Brook & Waxing
10. A Sky for Shoeing Horses Under
11. Twenty Eight
12. Simeon’s Dilemma
13. By Torpedo or Crohn’s
14. Exegesis

Remix 7”

01. Good Friday (Boards of Canada Remix)
02. By Torpedo Or Crohn’s (Dntel Remix)

(Hope you won’t get) Alopecia dates:

08.31.18 – Cincinnati, OH – Woodward Theater
09.10.18 – Berlin, GA – Lido
09.11.18 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
09.13.18 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
09.14.18 – Leffinge, Belgium – Leffingeleuren Festival
09.15.18 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom
09.16.18 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
09.17.18 – Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory
11.01.18 – Indianapolis, IN – The HiFi
11.02.18 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
11.03.18 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
11.04.18 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
11.05.18 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
11.06.18 – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar
11.08.18 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theater
11.09.18 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
11.10.18 – Boises, ID – Visual Arts Collective
11.12.18 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
11.13.18 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
11.14.18 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
11.15.18 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
11.16.18 – Los Angeles, CA – Terragram Ballroom
11.17.18 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
11.19,18 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
11.20.18 – Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Co.
11.21.18 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
11.23.18 – Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
11.24.18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall
11.25.18 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
11.27.18 – Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace
11.28.18 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
11.29.18 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
11.30.18 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
12.01.18 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall

Top 100 Songs of 2017

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2017 was quite the year, and we couldn’t have gotten through it without these songs.

Songs are like friends for us. When we hear a song that we love at The Wild Honey Pie, it becomes an integral part of our lives. I remember having contests in the office to see who could transcribe the lyrics to “Mary” by Big Thief first, or who could belt out “Don’t Kill My Vibe” by Sigrid the hardest. These songs have been the soundtrack of so many changes in our lives, and have given us those truly special moments of realizing that we are not alone.

Though it is pretty much impossible to fully dive into every song that came out this year and hold them up against one another, these are, quite simply, the ones that have found their way into our lives and have not left. These are our favorites of 2017 – the ones that have gotten us through the hardest times, and gave us a little bit of hope through it all.

Please let us know if we missed any of your favorites, and click here for our Top 30 Albums of 2017!

Playlist

100-81

100. Palehound – “Room” – Listen
99. Yebba – “Evergreen” – Listen
98. Middle Kids – “Your Love” – Listen
97. Now, Now – “SGL” – Listen
96. Waxahatchee – “Silver” – Listen
95. NIGHT FLIGHT – “Death Rattle” – Listen
94. Cut Worms – “Don’t Want To Say Good-Bye” – Listen
93. Nicole Atkins – “Darkness Falls So Quiet” – Listen
92. Penny and Sparrow – “Wendigo” – Listen
91. James Vincent McMorrow – “National” – Listen
90. Camp Howard – “Juice” – Listen
89. Haux – “Touch” – Listen
88. PARC – “4U” – Listen
87. LPX – “Tightrope” – Listen
86. Tashaki Miyaki – “Girls On TV” – Listen
85. Faye Webster – “She Won’t Go Away” – Listen
84. Said The Whale – “Step Into Darkness” – Listen
83. The Staves and yMusic – “Trouble On My Mind” – Listen
82. Half Waif – “Severed Logic” – Listen
81. Generationals – “Catahoula Man” – Listen

80-61

80. Japanese Breakfast – “Boyish” – Listen
79. Noah Gundersen – “DRY YEAR” – Listen
78. Alex Cameron – “Stranger’s Kiss (Duet with Angel Olsen)” – Listen
77. Lomelda – “Interstate Vision” – Listen
76. Iron & Wine – “Last Night” – Listen
75. Land of Talk – “This Time” – Listen
74. Gordi – “Can We Work It Out” – Listen
73. Yoke Lore – “Beige” – Listen
72. Pearla – “Somewhere” – Listen
71. Julia Jacklin – “Eastwick” – Listen
70. Chimney – “Paintings Are The Only Place You Never Lied To Me” – Listen
69. Kllo – “Dissolve” – Listen
68. Cape Francis – “Iditarod” – Listen
67. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – “Over Everything” – Listen
66. HAIM – “Found It In The Silence” – Listen
65. Middle Kids – “Edge Of Town” – Listen
64. Maggie Rogers – “On+Off” – Listen
63. WHY? – “Easy” – Listen
62. Wilder Maker – “New Streets” – Listen
61. Lucy Rose – “Strangest of Ways” – Listen

60-41

60. Wilsen – “Final” – Listen
59. Father John Misty – “Pure Comedy” – Listen
58. Valerie June – “Astral Plane” – Listen
57. Ibeyi – “Deathless” – Listen
56. Dirty Projectors – “Cool Your Heart” – Listen
55. The War On Drugs – “Strangest Thing” – Listen
54. Laura Marling – “Soothing” – Listen
53. Real Estate – “Darling” – Listen
52. MUNA – “I Know A Place” – Listen
51. Jessie Ware – “Alone” – Listen
50. Nilüfer Yanya – “Sliding Doors” – Listen
49. Carly Rae Jepson – “Cut To The Feeling” – Listen
48. Alvvays – “In Undertow” – Listen
47. San Fermin – “Bride” – Listen
46. Weaves – “Walkaway” – Listen
45. Laura Marling – “Wild Fire” – Listen
44. Grizzly Bear – “Mourning Sound” – Listen
43. Arcade Fire – “Everything Now” – Listen
42. alt-J – “Deadcrush” – Listen
41. King Krule – “Dum Surfer” – Listen

40-21

40. Henry Jamison – “The Wilds” – Listen
39. Slowdive – “Sugar For The Pill” – Listen
38. Cigarettes After Sex – “Sweet” – Listen
37. Vagabon – “The Embers” – Listen
36. Sigrid – “Don’t Kill My Vibe” – Listen
35. LCD Soundsystem – “oh baby” – Listen
34. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still” – Listen
33. Big Thief – “Mythological Beauty” – Listen
32. Tourist – “Apart” – Listen
31. Overcoats – “Leave The Light On” – Listen
30. St. Vincent – “Los Ageless” – Listen
29. Feist – “Pleasure” – Listen
28. Fleet Foxes  – “If You Need To, Keep Time On Me” – Listen
27. Sylvan Esso – “Die Young” – Listen
26. Julie Byrne – “Natural Blue” – Listen
25. Overcoats – “23” – Listen
24. Ryan Adams – “Shiver and Shake” – Listen
23. Phoebe Bridgers – “Scott Street” – Listen
22. (Sandy) Alex G – “Bobby” – Listen
21. SZA – “The Weekend” – Listen

20. Perfume Genius – “Slip Away”

19. Jay Som – “The Bus Song”

18. Julia Jacklin – “Eastwick”

17. Vince Staples – “Big Fish”

16. Phoebe Bridgers – “Would You Rather”

15. Lorde – “The Louvre” 

14. Mount Eerie – “Real Death”

13. HAIM – “Want You Back”

12. Beck – “Colors”

11, Bjork, Arca – “The Gate”

10. Frank Ocean – “Chanel”

9. Moses Sumney – “Plastic”

8. Julien Baker – “Appointments”

7. Big Thief – “Shark Smile”

6. SZA – “Love Galore”

5. Sufjan Stevens – “Tonya Harding”

4. St. Vincent – “New York”

3. Kendrick Lamar – “DNA.”

2. Big Thief – “Mary”

1. Phoebe Bridgers – “Motion Sickness”

Unreleased Lorde & WHY? Collaboration “Sway” Surfaces

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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” and WHY?’s “By Torpedo Or Crohn’s” (the line “Only bad people live to see their likeness set in stone”), and Lorde admitted to being … More »