What an exciting time to be alive: WHY?'s classic album Alopecia is receiving a deluxe reissue! 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of this groundbreaking record, and Joyful Noise is honored to give this album the extended release treatment.
When it dropped in 2008, Alopecia not only marked WHY?'s evolution from a sonically collaged mostly solo project to a live-recorded powerhouse band of badass multi-instrumentalists. It also minted a genre of one: wryly written, poignantly posed, simultaneously swaggering and heart-rending song-rap that jangles like folk, bursts like psych-rock, and sways like chamber pop. To this day, there is no other group in the known universe that sounds or feels like WHY? does on Alopecia.