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WHY? announce new album, Moh Lhean, share lead single “This Ole King” — listen

Yoni Wolf's eclectic indie project returns with their first new LP in four years, plus a new tour

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    After a four year hiatus, WHY? have announced their return with a new album dubbed Moh Lhean. The follow-up to 2012’s Mumps, etc. is due out March 3rd via Joyful Noise Recordings.

    The LP found Yoni Wolf and his band utilizing a home studio for the first time since their 2003 debut. Much of the album was recorded in its namesake studio inside Wolf’s own home, where he produced alongside his brother Josiah. mewithoutYou’s Aaron Weiss and Son Lux also make appearances on the 10-track effort.

    According to a press release, Wolf suffered an unspecified health scare while writing the new material, causing his “self-depricating swagger and cynical squint [to be] replaced by a sense of peace in the unknowing.” This cosmic calm can be felt on the album’s lead single, “This Ole King”. There’s a meditative drone in the fractured guitars and driving bongos that bursts into tambourine-led enlightenment on the chorus as Wolf sings, “There is no other/ Only this, there is no other.” Take a listen below.

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    Pre-orders for Moh Lhean are going on now. Find the album art and tracklist below.

    Moh Lhean Album Artwork:

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    Moh Lhean Tracklist:
    01. This Ole King
    02. Proactive Evolution (feat. Aaron Weiss)
    03. Easy
    04. January February March
    05. One Mississippi
    06. The Longing Is All
    07. George Washington
    08. The Water
    09. Consequence of Nonaction
    10. The Barely Blur (feat. Son Lux)

    WHY? has also announced an extensive round of North American tour dates in support of the new release. Find their itinerary below.

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    WHY? 2017 Tour Dates:
    03/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater
    03/17 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
    03/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
    03/19 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
    03/21 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
    03/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
    03/23 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Fest
    03/24 – Portland, OR @ Revelation Hall
    03/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
    03/26 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
    03/28 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
    03/29 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre
    03/30 – San Diego, CA @ Irenic
    03/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
    04/01 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
    04/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
    04/04 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
    04/05 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
    04/06 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
    04/07 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
    04/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
    04/09 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
    04/11 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    04/12 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
    04/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    04/14 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
    04/15 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
    04/17 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
    04/18 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
    04/19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
    04/20 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
    04/21 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
    04/22 – Madison, WI @ UW Union South

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