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WHY? announce new album, Moh Lhean, share lead single “This Ole King” — listen

on December 15, 2016, 11:31am

After a four year hiatus, WHY? have announced their return with a new album dubbed Moh Lhean. The follow-up to 2012’s Mumps, etc. is due out March 3rd via Joyful Noise Recordings.

The LP found Yoni Wolf and his band utilizing a home studio for the first time since their 2003 debut. Much of the album was recorded in its namesake studio inside Wolf’s own home, where he produced alongside his brother Josiah. mewithoutYou’s Aaron Weiss and Son Lux also make appearances on the 10-track effort.

According to a press release, Wolf suffered an unspecified health scare while writing the new material, causing his “self-depricating swagger and cynical squint [to be] replaced by a sense of peace in the unknowing.” This cosmic calm can be felt on the album’s lead single, “This Ole King”. There’s a meditative drone in the fractured guitars and driving bongos that bursts into tambourine-led enlightenment on the chorus as Wolf sings, “There is no other/ Only this, there is no other.” Take a listen below.

Pre-orders for Moh Lhean are going on now. Find the album art and tracklist below.

Moh Lhean Album Artwork:

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Moh Lhean Tracklist:
01. This Ole King
02. Proactive Evolution (feat. Aaron Weiss)
03. Easy
04. January February March
05. One Mississippi
06. The Longing Is All
07. George Washington
08. The Water
09. Consequence of Nonaction
10. The Barely Blur (feat. Son Lux)

WHY? has also announced an extensive round of North American tour dates in support of the new release. Find their itinerary below.

WHY? 2017 Tour Dates:
03/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater
03/17 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
03/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
03/19 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
03/21 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
03/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
03/23 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Fest
03/24 – Portland, OR @ Revelation Hall
03/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
03/26 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
03/28 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
03/29 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre
03/30 – San Diego, CA @ Irenic
03/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
04/01 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
04/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
04/04 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
04/05 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
04/06 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
04/07 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
04/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
04/09 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
04/11 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
04/12 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
04/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
04/14 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
04/15 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
04/17 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
04/18 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
04/19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
04/20 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
04/21 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
04/22 – Madison, WI @ UW Union South

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