WHY? Announces 2013 Tour Dates


WHY? has at last unleashed their fifth long-player. The band is features Yoni Wolf, brother
Josiah and Doug McDiarmid.

Mumps, etc. was made far from their native Cincinnati, the fellas spent a month and a half
in the Denton, Texas, studio of Centro-Matic’s Matt Pence. They showed up with a pile of
demos suspected to be nearly done-some five years in the making-but their aspirations
evolved in the shadow of the great University of North Texas music school. Reaching out to
a professor therein, they wrangled an ace crew of green-and-white gunslingers to exact their
wild schemes: a string quartet, an eight-person choir, woodwinds, horns. The whole set was
recorded to two-inch tape (no loops), produced by the Wolf brothers, and mixed in Atlanta
by Graham Marsh (Cee Lo Green, Katy Perry) with Yoni. Thus every song pops exactly as it
should, smearing genre with pointed intent until the end result became an articulated work of
unusual artistry and catchiness-a WHY? record, naturally.

02-08 – Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Ballroom #$
02-09 – Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop #$
02-10 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall #$
02-11 – Hamden, CT – The Space #$
02-12 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall #$
02-13 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg #$
02-14 – Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer #$
02-15 – Falls Church, VA – State Theatre #$
02-16 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar #$
02-18 – Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups #$
02-19 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop #$
02-20 – Galesburg, IL Knox College #$
02-21 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall #$
02-22 – Madison, WI – SETT @ UW Madison $
02-23 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fine Line %
02-24 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium %
02-26 – Billings, MT – Manny’s $
02-27 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater $
02-28 – Spokane, WA – A Club $
03-01 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s Crystal Ball$
03-02 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore$
03-03 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom $
03-04 – Eugene, OR – W.O.W. Hall $

03-05 – Oakland, CA – New Parrish Of Oakland $
03-06 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall $
03-07 – Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse $
03-08 – San Diego, CA – Irenic $
03-11 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls &
03-12 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit &

$ = w/ Dream Tiger
% = w/ Sarah Winters
# = w/ Astronautalis
& = w/ Baths