Why? or as they’re more emphatically known, WHY? is an esoteric American hip-hop-cum-indie rock band that began as Jonathan “Yoni” Wolf’s solo project in Berkeley, California. After releasing a single album as a one-person entity, WHY? became a full band in 2005 with the additions of Wolf’s elder brother Josiah (drums), along with Matt Meldon (guitar) and Doug McDiarmid (miscellany) focusing as much on imagery and free association as on the music itself. Through various line-ups, the band has released four full-length albums, four EPs and a couple of CD-Rs. Wolf has also contributed to other projects, such as Hymie’s Basement and Object Beings.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Messianic Jewish parents, the teenage Wolf... Read More