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Alopecia! March 11, 2008!
posted 8 years ago
WHY? For what? Which reason, cause or purpose? What unnamed goal?

In abstract, WHY? is the process of adapting to the somehow simple business of existing. WHY? is the searching for something clearly unreachable, with hopes of finding small significance along the way. The attempt to understand what’s really going on by observing, neither by telescope nor microscope, but by naked eye, the intimate details in the most mundane of life’s happenings. The attempt to describe the gist of the feeling of the tiniest modicum of The Great Universal Unutterable Joke we are all always not laughing at—except when we are. WHY? is living out the set-up of that old gag over and over, until we finally reach a punch-line. Or we die and we don't.

WHY? is, most often, a trio of handsome Midwestern men with a shared past, present and future. Today, they fiddle around with skins, strings and bells through microphones attached to tape, presenting their “findings” to the waiting world. In an earlier decade they were all born in Cincinnati. And in the time in between, much did happen. Yoni Wolf, for instance, grew up the second son to an art book editor and a rabbi. He got his start recording bad poems ... (+) expand
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Close To Me covered by WHY?
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88 (level 31) wrote:
Im reviving The Hollows because T61 is officially collapsing, and I think that's shitty. But WHY? is great.
2 days ago
88 (level 31) wrote:
WHY? is a crushing experience. Don't pass it up.
3 days ago
jkdeadite (level 19) wrote:
Favorite band!
7 years ago
EvanCrown (level 9) wrote:
WHY? never gets old. xo
7 years ago
somehotkid (level 30) wrote:
The Hollows is breaking my mind and kickin my ass. Where did you bad-A's come from? SHEEEiiitt

Sweet T - Tonights Entertainment
7 years ago
angielynn (level 4) wrote:
Love it! Why? So many reasons...
7 years ago
naimagrab (level 37) wrote:
i don't know if you check this, but it would really be awesome if you added more stuff here. i'm addicted to your music!
7 years ago
samkaso (level 15) wrote:
i love these guys :)
7 years ago
Judysickmusic (level 9) wrote:
<3 , X
7 years ago
riverblue (level 9) wrote:
enjoying the cure cover, as well as eskimo snow. "berkeley by hearseback" in particular!
7 years ago
Stephb (level 14) wrote:
Yoni Wolf: lyrical genius!
7 years ago
flexmentallo (level 8) wrote:
When do some of the Eskimo Snow tracks go up? My vote is for This Blackest Purse
7 years ago
Metamorph wrote:
ooh i like this so much. Its so real i could almost touch it
7 years ago
Stromer19 (level 31) wrote:
Such a great cover. Brilliant.

7 years ago
Visitor (level 9) wrote:
Wow that Cure-cover is awesome!
7 years ago
pandaparty (level 4) wrote:
i love it
7 years ago
riverblue (level 9) wrote:
if i'm listening to the hollows on my headphones walking through the city, i feel invincible. i like it.
7 years ago
fiercekitti69 (level 28) wrote:
i second that!!
7 years ago
naimagrab (level 37) wrote:
i just heard 'this blackest purse' - awesome song!! you should put it up here.
7 years ago
ynattirbtirb (level 28) wrote:
You guys are fantastic!
7 years ago