Indie hip-hop/pop group WHY? have announced a new EP & LP to be released this fall, ending a three year new-release hiatus since 2009′s understated but excellent Eskimo Snow . The EP, called Sod in the Seed, will be out August 14th through Anticon/City Slang. Check out the title track below — it’s classic WHY?, as the track features leader singer Yoni Wolf’s nimble hip hop tongue riding over an upbeat bass guitar groove.

Their new full length doesn’t have a title yet, but is slated for a fall release. Catch Why? in San Francisco when they make their way to the Great American Music Hall on August 30th. I’ve seen them play across the world (Germany and New York City), but my favorite shows (and when the band seems most excited) are in the Bay Area. Just a thought.

Tour Dates:

08-24 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note *&
08-25 – Norman, OK – Opolis *&
08-26 – Santa Fe, NM – SOL @ Santa Fe Brewing *&
08-27 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom *&
08-28 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex *#
08-30 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall ^*#
08-31 – Arcata, CA – Arcata Playhouse *#
09-01 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom *#
09-02 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
09-03 – Boise, ID – Reef *%
09-04 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue *%
09-05 – Englewood, CO – The Gothic *%
09-06 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room *%
09-07 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada *%
09-08 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center ^*%
09-09 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall ^*%
09-10 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom ^*%
09-11 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt^*+
09-12 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East^*+
09-13 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg ^*+
09-14 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer ^*+
09-15 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall ^*+
09-16 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle ^*+
09-17 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl ^*+
09-18 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge ^*+
10-05 – Dusseldorf, Germany – New Fall Festival
10-06 – Evreux, France – L’abordage
10-07 – Paris, France – Maroquinerie
10-08 – Brighton, UK – Old Market
10-09 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom
10-10 – Manchester, UK – Central Methodist Church
10-11 – Bristol, UK – Fleece
10-12 – Glasgow, UK – SWG3
10-13 – Oxford, UK – The Bullingdon
10-15 – Berlin, Germany – Volksbuhne

* = w/ Serengeti
^ = w/ Doseone
& = w/ DJ Tony Trimm
# = w/ dj sodapop
% = w/ Jel (DJ Set)
+ = w/ DJ Thanksgiving Brown

WHY?, Doseone, Serengeti, DJ Sodapop
Great American Music Hall
August 30, 2012

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