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? & 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 »

Anticon toasts 20th anniversary and celebrates life of Alias with live showcase ft. Baths, Yoni Wolf, Doseone, Odd Nosdam, Dntel, and more

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Grief, truth be told, is really just love. Or love lost. Grieving stems not from the death itself but from the loss of the person. It is the loss of laughter, the love, and the connections past, present, and future that we mourn. Anticon Records knows that it’s easier to deal with grief by flipping the script. And to properly celebrate a loved one’s life, you need nothing more than a time, a place, and friends and family that knew and appreciated the loved one best.

Doubling as its china anniversary, the “20 Years of Anticon: A Celebration of the Life of Brendon ‘Alias’ Whitney” benefit concert will take place Monday, June 25 at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, with all proceeds from ticket sales going to Whitney’s wife and children. The full line-up of performances and DJ sets includes the following Anticon acts and friends: Baths, Yoni Wolf, Doseone, Fog, Aceyalone, Dntel, Dosh, Jel, Pedestrian, Odd Nosdam, Daddy Kev, Tarsier, D33J (DJ), Hymie’s Basement, Themselves, Matthewdavid, Rituals of Mine (DJ), Subtle3, Antonionian, Bomarr, Thanksgiving Brown, Sodapop, and P-Minus. For tickets, head here.

Whitney, co-founder of Anticon and rapper/producer who recorded under the alias “Alias” passed away at the age of 41 following a heart attack on March 30. Besides the benefit concert celebration, a GoFundMe memorial campaign started by friends on behalf of Whitney and his wife, Jenn, and two children, Aiko and Inara, remains open for anyone wanting to contribute a heartfelt and much-appreciated donation.

The Ophelias – “Fog” (Prod. Yoni Wolf)

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The Ophelias - AlmostCincinnati’s all-girl art-rock project the Ophelias fits right in with the delicate, vulnerable, sadness-tinged indie rock of bands like Frankie Cosmos, but their avant-garde influences still have room to come through. More »