by Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Tuesday 25 September 2012

Cincinnati indie kids WHY? are set to drop their fifth studio album, Mumps, etc. on October 8, gathering scattered beats, harp sounds, raps, hand claps and a load of creative lyrics. The opening track, Jonathan’s Hope, sets the tone for the album, launching straight into a rap over wobbly, eclectic beats. The chorus’ melody at times is reminiscent of the Dirty Projectors. Strawberries is also a stand out track which brings a sense of playfulness to the underlying darkness of the lyrics.