Why? – Alopecia - New Vinyl Lp 2018 Joyful Noise 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Pressing on 'Milky Clear' Vinyl with Bonus 7" and Download - Electronica / Hip Hop / Experimental
Street Date: 8/17/18
"I'll go unknown by torpedo or Crohn's / Only those evil live to see their own likeness in stone." It's the kind of couplet you'd carve into a wall whilst savoring the irony at hand, but when Yoni Wolf spit the line ten years ago he was blissfully, broodily unaware that he and his band WHY? were creating a career defining album -- one so fan adored that it would go out of print, and so influential that the artpop heroine Lorde herself would lovingly steal the very lyric quoted above. When it dropped in 2008, Alopecia not only marked WHY?'s evolution from a sonically collaged mostly solo project to a live recorded powerhouse band of badass multi-instrumentalists. It also minted a genre of one: wryly written, poignantly posed, simultaneously swaggering and heartrending songrap that jangles like folk, bursts like psychrock, and sways like chamber pop. To this day, there is no other group in the known universe that sounds or feels like WHY? does on Alopecia. The album's 2018 reissue cheekily etches that aural likeness into our musical history.
|A1||The Vowels Pt. 2||4:04|
|A3||These Few Presidents||3:04|
|A5||Song Of The Sad Assassin||4:13|
|B2||The Fall Of Mr. Fifths||3:16|
|B3||Brook & Waxing||2:35|
|B4||A Sky For Shoeing Horses Under||2:29|
|B7||By Torpedo Or Crohn's||4:04|
- Artwork By – Pony, The
- Artwork By [Layout] – Sam Flax Keener
- Mastered By – Mike Wells
- Mixed By – Eli Crews, The Wolf Bros.
- Performer [Additional] – Adam 'Doseone' Drucker, Andrew McDiarmid, Deborah Ranker, D. Kesler, Jeff 'Jel' Logan, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Liz Hodson, Nedelle Torrisi, Odd Nosdam, Paul Flynn
- Performer [Midwest Secret Society For The Terminally Underwhelmed And Dissatisfied's Year-end Shortlist Runner-up Appreciators Group Of Eastern Minnesota And Southwest Ohio] – Andrew Broder, Doug McDiarmid, Josiah Wolf, Mark Erickson, Yoni Wolf
- Producer – The Wolf Bros.
- Recorded By – D. Kesler*, Tom Herbers