Why? are releasing their first new material in a few years in a few weeks with a new EP called Sod in the Seed -- the release date is on Aug 13/14 via Anticon Records, it's six tracks of solid state Why? music, and exciting news given tday's news of a new complete album titled Mumps to be released on Oct. 8/9 also on Anticon. The video below shows the photo shoot for the album cover and previews new Mumps material. You can also preview music from the Sod in the Seed EP here.
The press release is describing Mumps with " the grinning sun-warped choruses, that jangly Western lope, those confessionals cut with wry wit and crude details, set dancing down the odd knots of complex poetic daisy chains. It's just that ... well, all of it sounds better than ever this time around."