Why? is an indie pop/abstract hip-hop project, originally based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, that was formed in 2003 by front-man Yoni Wolf. Though he has been making music under the moniker Why? since 1997, Wolf enlisted his brother Josiah and friends Dough McDiarmid and Matt Meldon to form a band and lent the project his chosen name. With a very recognizable sound blending experimental electronica, hip-hop, spoken poetry and folk rock, Why? has steadily increased its collection of fans since the 2005 release of its breakout album, Elephant Eyelash. The band released its fifth studio album, Mumps, Etc., in 2012.
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