12" Vinyl Single Record
Why? Thaws from the icebox with The Hollows, the lead single taken from their forthcoming soon-to-be-smash Alopecia. The Hollows finds the boys further realizing their own distinct brand of clever and shimmery pop with the ever-crooking subsurfac3e smile that solidified on their critically acclaimed 2005 LP Elephant Eyelash. Why?'s three main constituents, Yoni Wolf (cLOUDDEAD, Hymie's Basement, Reaching Quiet), Josiah Wolf, and Doug McDiarmid, are here joined by a notable guest cast including Andrew Broder and Mark Erickson of Fog, Dose One, and Nedelle of the Curtains. Epic and anthemic, The Hollows is proof that Why? have returned with a vengeance. The US release of The Hollows also boasts three exclusive B-sides (the European version will have three of its own). Filling out side A is a Dntel remix of an unreleased Alopecia track, By Torpedo Or Crohn's, which finds Yoni barking up his bestt rap cadence in years atop Jimmy Tamborello's pulsing electronics very much I the vein of hi sJames Figurine material. Side B features friends covering older Why? material. First up is Xiu Xiu's unique and dancey electro take on Yo Yo Bye Bye fro Elephant Eyelash. Closing out the four-song 12-inch is Pre-Teen Apocalyptic Film Acting, a medley of selected Why? material by Asthmatic Kitty recording artist Half-Handed Cloud.