WHY? doff their caps and celebrate 10 proud years of Alopecia, announce reissues and hair-raising album tour

WHY? doff their caps and celebrate 10 proud years of Alopecia, announce reissues and hair-raising album tour
Hmm. Sure looks like some pretty great hair from down here!

Full disclosure: I may have a slight preference for the preceding Elephant Eyelash — but that obviously doesn’t dilute Alopecia’s status as a groundbreaking album. Yoni Wolf and co.’s landmark album undoubtedly served as an introduction to WHY? for many when it was first released back in those carefree days of 2008. Listeners were almost universally enamored by the psych-folk/song-rap genre amalgam — as well as by Wolf’s candid/somewhat fatalistic rhyming about fame, relationships, mortality, and survival.

It might be in keeping with the survival theme, then, that we’re now talking about celebrating Alopecia’s 10-year anniversary. (10 years, and the album lives on by virtue of music’s immortality!) And WHY? is doing more than is necessary to commemorate the occasion by announcing not only about a zillion different Alopecia reissues (out August 17 on Joyful Noise), but also an international tour where the band will perform the album in its entirety at each of the shows.

What’s more, they’ve just shared a remix of the track “Good Friday” by a couple of hermetic guys you might remember called Boards of Canada, which you can find below before the full list of tour dates. (Hell, you know Alopecia is something special if you can get those two private citizens to emerge from their self-imposed musical hideout!)

Pre-order the reissues of Alopecia here. Note that the bonus 7” includes both the aforementioned remix and a Dntel remix of the track “By Torpedo Or Crohn’s.”



Alopecia tracklisting:

01. The Vowels Pt. 2
02. Good Friday
03. These Few Presidents
04. The Hollows
05. Song of the Sad Assassin
06. Gnashville
07. Fatalist Palmistry
08. The Fall of Mr. Fifths
09. Brook & Waxing
10. A Sky for Shoeing Horses Under
11. Twenty Eight
12. Simeon’s Dilemma
13. By Torpedo or Crohn’s
14. Exegesis

Remix 7”

01. Good Friday (Boards of Canada Remix)
02. By Torpedo Or Crohn’s (Dntel Remix)

(Hope you won’t get) Alopecia dates:

08.31.18 - Cincinnati, OH - Woodward Theater
09.10.18 - Berlin, GA - Lido
09.11.18 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
09.13.18 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
09.14.18 - Leffinge, Belgium - Leffingeleuren Festival
09.15.18 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom
09.16.18 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy
09.17.18 - Dublin, Ireland - Button Factory
11.01.18 - Indianapolis, IN - The HiFi
11.02.18 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
11.03.18 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
11.04.18 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
11.05.18 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
11.06.18 - Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar
11.08.18 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theater
11.09.18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
11.10.18 - Boises, ID - Visual Arts Collective
11.12.18 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
11.13.18 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
11.14.18 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
11.15.18 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
11.16.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Terragram Ballroom
11.17.18 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole
11.19,18 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
11.20.18 - Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Art Co.
11.21.18 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
11.23.18 - Detroit, MI - Loving Touch
11.24.18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Spirit Hall
11.25.18 - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom
11.27.18 - Portsmouth, NH - 3S Artspace
11.28.18 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
11.29.18 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
11.30.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere
12.01.18 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall

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