Why? Announce New Album, ‘Mumps, Etc.’

    Three years later, alt-hip-hop family-band Why? have finally announced a follow-up to 2009’s Eskimo Snow. Yoni Wolf and crew’s fifth full-length is entitled Mumps, etc., and it’s due out October 9 via Anticon/City Slang. The Wolves have yet to reveal any details about Mumps, etc.’s track list.

    In the meantime, though, Why? will release their new EP, Sod in the Seed, on August 14th. You can also catch Why? on their U.S. tour from August 24 to September 18, or in Europe this October. Check out the band’s full tour schedule and a brief video about making the Mumps, etc. cover art below. [Fake Walls]

    Why? tour dates:

    08.24 Columbia, MO: The Blue Note
    08.25 Norman, OK: Opolis
    08.26 Santa Fe, NM: SOL at 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 Düsseldorf, Germany: New Fall Festival
    10.06 Evreux, France: L’Abordage
    10.07 Paris, France: Maroquinerie
    10.08 Brighton, England: Old Market
    10.09 London, England: Electric Ballroom
    10.10 Manchester, England: Central Methodist Church
    10.11 Bristol, England: Fleece
    10.12 Glasgow, Scotland: SWG3
    10.13 Oxford, England: The Bullingdon
    10.15 Berlin, Germany: Volksbühne