The Strafing Run Interviews WHY?’s Josiah Wolf post-Arts Crawl 2013

As usual, Penn State’s annual Arts Crawl was a wild, noisy explosion of art and music. Hallways lined with art, rooms filled with paintings, sculptures and installations. Music coming from every direction, multiple genres and styles all playing in different parts of the event simultaneously, creating a wonderfully disorienting effect. A host of great local […]

Listen to the Artists from Issue #19

Listen to the artists from The Bomber Jacket Issue #19 including Ty Segall, Chasing Owls, and Whale Belly.

Celebrating the Superb Lyricism of WHY?, PART III

This review of WHY? lyrics wraps up our three-part series on the band’s excellence in writing and rhyming.  I’m not going to spend the length of this article deliberating on whether Pitchfork’s arbitrary, if not all together misguided, 2.8 limits the credibility of WHY?’s newest release, Mumps, etc. The album exists because de facto leader Yoni […]

Celebrating the Superb Lyricism of WHY?, PART II

In continuation of celebrating WHY?’s upcoming full-length, Mumps, Etc. (Anticon), we are again highlighting the band’s best lyrics from past releases. As stated in the last issue, many years in the making, Mumps, Etc. is the group’s fifth LP. It features Josiah’s wife Liz and boasts 13 tracks from the Cincinnati natives. This article is the second of three that will […]

Listen to the artists from Issue #18

Listen to the artists from The Bomber Jacket Issue #18 including Pretty & Nice, Why?, and The Associates

Celebrating the Superb Lyricism of WHY?

Josiah and Yoni Wolf and Doug McDiarmid are the exceptional three-piece that forms the band WHY?. They’re known for their incredibly infectious beats and clever lyrics–somehow never being completely hip-hop, but never being completely rock. They have a fan base tighter than a Brooklyn hipster’s skinny jeans and their live shows are widely known to […]

Listen to the artists from Issue #17

Listen to the artists from The Bomber Jacket Issue #17 including Mount Eerie, Why?, and Bob Mould.

Musical Psychotherapy for Everyone!

There are so many lists out there in the blogosphere for the “coolest new bands” and the “best songs of the year,” but this list is different. This is a list of ten outstanding songs that help us get through what it is that makes being human difficult. February and March were some arduous months […]

Josiah Wolf Continues Side Project Outside of WHY?

  THE BOMBER JACKET spoke with Josiah and Liz Wolf in Dresden, Germany during the couple’s 2011 European tour. The two shared their thoughts on their music, touring, and what’s to come in the near future.