TheBayBridged.com and New, Improved Recording are proud to present the third installment of New, Improved, LIVE, our ongoing monthly series of live studio sessions with top indie bands, recorded at the New, Improved Recording studio in Oakland, California. This month’s session features Yoni Wolf of WHY? delivering exclusive solo vocal-and-piano renditions of songs from the band’s upcoming album as well as a terrific Pavement cover.
There’s a certain full circle feeling to inviting Yoni into the studio to perform solo, since WHY? began as a solo project before it evolved into the full band acclaimed for Elephant Eyelash and Alopecia. On September 22nd, WHY? returns with Eskimo Snow, recorded at the same time as Alopecia, but showcasing a darker side to the group’s sound. Earlier this year, as the band prepared for the new album’s release, Yoni performed some solo shows that showcased the vulnerable, moving core that underlies his band’s layered arrangements.
We’re pleased to provide the only studio recording you’re going to hear of these solo interpretations, including two songs from Eskimo Snow, one from Alopecia, and a cover of Pavement’s “Shoot the Singer (1 Sick Verse)” (from 1992’s Watery, Domestic EP).
New, Improved, LIVE, featuring: Yoni Wolf (of WHY?)
1. Yoni Wolf (of WHY?) – “Shoot the Singer (1 Sick Verse)” (cover; originally by Pavement on 1992’s Watery, Domestic EP)