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Album of the Week: Marika Hackman

Plus Stream New Albums from Bon Iver, Electric Youth, Ra Ra Riot, WHY?, and More

Aug 09, 2019

British singer/songwriter Marika Hackman released a new album, Any Human Friend, today via Sub Pop and it’s our Album of the Week. Find more info on the album below. Below that are streams of other notable albums released today: Bon Iver, Electric Youth, Ra Ra Riot, WHY?, The Regrettes, and G&D. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Fat White Family, Lizzo, Sharon Van Etten, Cherry Glazerr, and More

Plus SOAK, SASAMI, POND, Beirut, Priests, Steve Gunn, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 11, 2019

Welcome to the first Songs of the Week of 2019. We took an extended break in December, as there aren’t too many notable new songs released at the end of the year (beyond endless Christmas covers), but the past week has been filled with exciting new album announcements, most accompanied by new singles worthy of consideration for this list. More

Dec 20, 2012

In early February, WHY? will release a new seven inch, just in time for their North American tour. So given the timing, it only makes sense that they would release a seasonally appropriate video now. More

WHY? Announces 2013 Tour Dates

Supporting Mumps, etc.

Nov 30, 2012

Recently unleashing their fifth LP Mumps, etc. onto the masses WHY? have announced a two month tour in support of the record across the U.S. More

Watch: WHY? – “Strawberries”

Just Your Average Road Trip.

Sep 27, 2012

In the video for WHY? cut “Strawberries,” frontman Yoni Wolf leads a colorful cast of characters around the city. More

Why? Return With New EP

New LP Also Out This Year

Jun 27, 2012

Why? has announced that they will release their first new collection of songs since 2009 with a six-track EP entitled Sod in the Seed. More

Why? Hit the Road

Band to Premiere New Material

Jul 14, 2011

Why? are hitting the road. We have the dates. More

WHY? Auction Off Rare Items For Japan

Theme Song, Test Pressings and More

Mar 29, 2011

Doing their part to aid the cleanup and restoration process in Japan, Why? announced today that they’ll be auctioning off rare items. We have the details. More


Mar 06, 2017

Resignation isn’t hinted at in the words sung here by WHY?‘s Yoni Wolfone of indie’s most under-celebrated lyricistsbut woven extensively throughout. More

Oct 03, 2012

Thanks to a bunch of swanky production-value-boosting additions-a string quartet, a choir, a horn section-Mumps, etc. sounds like a much bigger-budget album than its humble predecessors. Producer Graham Marsh (Cee-Lo Green, Katy Perry) gives WHY? an upbeat, pop vibe that’s different than any of the band’s previous work. Boiled down, Mumps, etc. is pretty slick. More

Aug 10, 2012

WHY?’s last stretch in the studio produced a powerful one-two punch—the genre-bending Alopecia and its downbeat sister record, Eskimo Snow—that’ll be a challenge to top. Their long-awaited return to recording has similarly produced two releases: a thus-far untitled album seeing release this fall, and this taste-whetting EP. More