Click here to view the embedded video. Ohio's WHY? kicked off the U.S. leg of their world tour at The Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati last night. Hot on the heels of two 2012 releases – the Sod in the Seed EP (August) and Mumps , etc. (October) – WHY? were greeted with great warmth by their hometown crowd. Now with an added drummer and two female musicians/vocalists, the band played in horseshoe formation to a sold-out audience. WHY? performed in the Black Box [...]
There are the essential albums that need to be in everyone's collection. There are the personal favorites, the ones that aren't highly acclaimed but still get played every once in a while. And then there are the albums that you stick in the back of your collection because you want to forget that [...]
Yoni Wolf's WHY? is the sort of band that inspires fanatic devotion from some and disgust from others. At the very least, WHY? is a completely original act, and although the band draws on dozens of musical tropes (from Bob Dylan to MC Shan to the Strokes to the Wu-Tang Clan to Radiohead) to make their statement, they never sound really like anyone except themselves. Yoni's voice is perhaps the most distinctive feature of the band in more than one sense; he's the auteur, the nasal-voiced Stanley Kubrick of folk-hop. It's not as cloying [...]
Final post for this week again. Have yourself a great week-end. We'll be back Monday morning. Oh and congratulations to the European Union. Once again it has been proven today that all it takes to get the Nobel Peace Prize is to be a subservient puppet of US foreign policy. The EU via NATO is directly co-responsable for all the misery and all mass murders committed over the last years in the name of "humanitarian interventions" around the world, as mandated by US foreign policy, but the Nobel Prize idiots prefer to live in their own parallel [...]
progetto davvero interessante questa nuova proposta di Anticon - dietro la sigla Bay Blue c’è Matt Chang, che partendo dall’hip-hop usa la tecnica del campionamento per arrivare in tutt’altri territori, andando a pescare i sample per comporre i suoi brani da registrazioni degli anni ‘50 dei quartetti jazz e delle big band di New Orleans.
The new release from Why? is truly special. It’s a depiction of hope out of sickness. The record’s themes epitomised within opener Jonathan’s Hope : 'White dove on the hood of a two tonne truck'. Yoni puts across a universal concept the only way it can be felt in the gut - with stark specifics. There’s the straight depiction of yearning for youth as a thirst from the track of the same name – it’s one of the most emotionally draining tracks to listen to - although simultaneously the most vital. It’s more effective than any flowery [...]
Los Angeles-by-way-of-San Francisco producer D33J has some big news to reveal today. He's just signed with storied indie label Anticon, presumably to get a new project out there. If his name looks familiar, it's likely because you're a fan of his WEDIDIT cohorts like Shlohmo and Ryan Hemsworth . And if you haven't heard D33J yet, then now's the perfect time to dive into his sound with this free remixes EP. It boasts water-y, tripped-out takes on tracks by Drake , Sigur Ros, and Bobby Valentino. Enjoy, y'all.
“i don't wear rubbers and i don’t wear sunscreen.”
Yoni Wolf's gang Why? just released a video for their new single 'Strawberries', taken from their new album 'Mumps, etc' which will be released next week via Anticon in the US and City Slang in Europe! The video was directed by Scott Fredette & Alex Parks and is starring WHY? and the Northside 4th of July Parade... [...]
WHY? nos presenta el videoclip del nuevo sencillo "Strawberries" que vendrá incluído en Mumps, Etc. , el nuevo álbum del trío de rock y hip hop . Este video lleno de color y alegoría fue dirigido por Scott Fredette y Alex Parks . Mumps, Etc. , llegará a las tiendas el próximo 2 de octubre a través de Anticon . Via: YouTube
Wanda Doseone G Is for Deep Anticon The beats are delightfully downtempo on Doseone’s newest album. Every piano plink and rhythmic crackle feels intimate, like a telegraph from within his head—far more than a dance album (good luck dancing to this), it’s a rich singer-songwriter experience, something akin to John Lennon’s Imagine . A lot has been made about the fact that Mr. Dose “sings” on this album rather than raps, and it’s true, his voice is pretty cool, a [...]
Amerikanske Why? (spørgsmålstegnet er en del af navnet) er leveringsdygtige i en original grenre-cocktail af indie rock, hip-hop, rap og elektronisk musik. Bandet er ikke bange for at eksperimentere med alverdens instrumenter, og rytmer og i det hele taget lyder Why? ikke rigtigt som noget andet derude. Det var danske Mew, der tilbage i 2005 i en række interviews anbefalede og dermed introducerede mig til albummet Elephant Eyelash. Siden har jeg været imponeret over forsanger Yoni Wolfs flow og finurlige tekstunivers. For ikke at tale om Why?‘s melodiske tæft. Den 9. oktober udkommer [...]
The Ride di Antonionian , dal suo album omonimo pubblicato da Anticon, è un brano ispirato a Professione Reporter, il film del 1975 di Antonioni - nel bel video realizzato da Yu Sato , tutto in soggettiva, il punto di vista cambia ogni volta che due personaggi si scambiano uno sguardo.
SERENGETI - "Peekaboo" from anticon. on Vimeo . This is halfway between Odelay-era Beck and Black Moth Super Rainbow. So obviously, I approve. Geti is at that point where other underground rappers fear him because he is more weird, creative and funny than almost anyone else. Archetypal art rap shit. Open your eyes. Peekaboo. Etc. Produced by Jel & Odd Nosdam. From the Anticon-released C.A.R.
Mumps, Etc. è il nuovo album di Why? - dopo il recente EP Sod In The Seed - in uscita nei primi giorni di Ottobre per Anticon in Nord America e City Slang in Europa.
il video di Sod In The Seed di Why? - brano che dava il titolo al recente EP in free download , e che sarà incluso anche nell’album Mumps Etc. in uscita ad Ottobre per Anticon e City Slang.
What better way to kick off a nationwide tour than release a brand new single? Why? 's quirky new offering reveals a production that seems to pair the sounds of Dirty Projector's vocal harmony parts wrapped in a warm, golden fuzz ball of hip hop and classic Why?. My fellow Aneglinos, make sure to catch the band set things off at the Echoplex . Members of the Deftune crew will be there tonight so feel free to say hello or jump in front of our camera to do a crazy pose. Who knows, maybe you'll find yourself [...]
in streaming completo Sod In The Seed , il nuovo EP di WHY? uscito oltreoceano per Anticon e in Europa per City Slang:
Anticon Records REPRESENT! We have a pair of tickets to give away to WHY? with Doseone, and Serengeti.
Black Moth Super Rainbow FAR surpassed their initial Kickstarter Project goal recently (raising about $80k MORE than their goal). Last week, they released this remix from Odd Nosdam (Anticon / cLOUDDEAD / Reaching Quiet), which completely flips the vibe on this, and I love it. (Edit: I just discovered an insane remix of this same song by mysterious prankster Longmont Potion Castle as well over on the BMSR Soundcloud page as well.) bmsr soundcloud