Why? Biography

Why? is an American hip hop and indie rock band. Originally the moniker of Berkeley, California artist Jonathan "Yoni" Wolf, Why? became a full band before their 2005 release Elephant Eyelash with Doug McDiarmid and Matt Meldon, as well as Yoni's older brother, Josiah Wolf.

When Matt Meldon left, the band became a three-piece, with Yoni as the primary songwriter and an additional keyboardist at live concerts. In 2008, the group added bassist Austin Brown to their lineup, making them a four-piece once again. In their arrangements, Why? leans more toward folk and indie rock, as opposed to the more hip hop styling of their label-mates. Their lyrics also tend to be very abstract, focusing more on imagery than on any particular story.

Why? is also a member of the Anticon collective of Oakland, California.

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Why? Reviews

Why? - 'Mumps, etc.'

Why? - 'Mumps, etc.'

Ongoing uneasiness and oversharing from the Californian rapper

  • Oct 5, 2012

Why? - 'Sod In The Seed EP'

Some of Why?'s best stuff

  • Aug 8, 2012

Album review: Why? - 'Eskimo Snow'

A lo-fi offering that leaves us cold

  • Oct 2, 2009

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