Songwriters: Jonathan Avram "Yoni" Wolf
Let's get some things out of the way. WHY? is a band—three Cincinnati-bred gentlemen who've shared a whole lotta past together. Two of them are brothers. Yoni Wolf, who founded the project by his lonesome in 1998 is one of those (see also: cLOUDDEAD, Greenthink, Reaching Quiet). The other is Josiah Wolf, who first started hitting the skins at their father's synagogue during worship service. They like being in a band together so don't ask about it. WHY?'s third fella is Doug McDiarmid, a high school friend born to French teachers, discovered by the Wolfs whilst playing guitar in a Steve Miller cover band. These men are handsome and meticulous, especially when they do ugly and unwieldy things with words and music.
WHY? "Against Me", "Yo Yo Bye Bye" and "Light Leaves" in Echo Lake film
Lala Lala & WHY? "Siren 042" in Trinkets (Netflix)
cLOUDDEAD, Yoni & Geti