(MINNEAPOLIS, MN) -- WHY NOT have officially released their self-titled album. It’s the most WHY NOT version of WHY NOT. The 10-tracks, which include the previously released singles “In Love With The Sound", "Take a Minute", and "You're My Kind" was produced by Caleb Hinz (Hippo Campus, Samia, Miloe).
‘WHY NOT’ – composed of Henry Breen, Isaac Dell, and Joshua MacGregor – is the Minneapolis trio’s self-titled mission statement. Fueled by the tension and uncertainty of the time and the changes in the band’s personal lives—from graduating high school and moving out of their childhood homes to growing into and out of long term relationships—and colored by the joy of creating with each other and feeling inspiration in dark times.
WHY NOT pivoted from their math rock and punk-informed roots, incorporating a wider variety of musical influences. The result is a virtuosic, genre-fluid statement from a young band just beginning to harness the heights of their craft.
The new release is available at Bandcamp.
The album follows the release of the bands EP ‘VERY WHY NOT’. The five track EP is a manic, genre-fluid collection of songs; a pure sonic bombast, driven by spontaneity and teeming with the twin joys of creation and friendship can be streamed here: https://ffm.to/verywhynot
It included the singles “CASKET ft. papa mbye” and “WE CAN BE ALWAYS ft. Lupin”. Lupin is Jake Luppen of the band Hippo Campus. “CASKET” grabbed mentions and adds with best of playlists and round ups at places like Consequence of Sound, Ones To Watch, UPROXX and was also recently featured as song of the day with The Current.
‘WHY NOT’ track listing
1. SHOOT YOU IN THE HEAD
2. TO LISTEN IN
3. IN LOVE WITH THE SOUND
4. TAKE A MUNUTE
5. RIGHT NOW
6. YOU’RE MY KIND
10. SAME MOVIE
WHY NOT are about to embark on a tour celebrating the release of the album with support from Ultra Q on select dates. Tickets can be found at this link.
Upcoming show dates
* with Ultra Q
May 26 – Portland, OR – Polaris Hall*
May 27 – Seattle, WA – Barboza*
May 29 – Boise, ID – The Shredder*
June 1 – St. Louis, MI – Blueberry Hill Duck
June 2 - Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge*
June 3 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room*
June 4 – Toronto, ON – The Monarch Tavern*
June 5 – Montreal, QC – L’escogriffe*
June 7 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
June 8 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs*
June 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Ukie Club (Sweet Pill Record Release Show)
June 11 – Washington, D.C. – Comet Ping Pong
June 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Roboto
June 14 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s
June 15 – Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
Photo by Booth McGowan