It was not so long ago that we compared one-man, wunderkin bands to Beck or Brian Wilson. Now it seems our collective memory is faulty and instead we only go back a year or less with reference to Devandra, Sufjan, Vanderslice et al. I’m as guilty as the next guy but not for the band Why?, I’m a lot more comfortable comparing Why? to the Becks and Wilsons of the music world. Why? marries the experimentalism and genre jumping of Beck with the overdubbed vocal harmonies and just a little bit of the California sound of the Beach Boys.
The new Why? record, Elephant Eyelashes, comes out in early October on anticon.
From the Sanddollars ep