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My first instinct when I get an interview back with no adherence to capitalization, punctuation, or sentence structure is to clean it up, fix the ‘errors,’ and in this particular case, rewrite the whole thing. Then I thought, ‘Wait, Themselves‘ music seems to mirror this interview-in-the-raw too well to lay the grimy hands of grammar on it.’ Below is an interview with the dudes that have long been known for letting their unbridled muse loose to thrash about inside their songs – now it is on the Porch.
Yoni Wolf is the master of pop-inflected psychedelic folk-hop. He and his pals at Anticon are always making something hip and it’s safe to say that all the dudes on the Porch are fans. In fact, we’ve even met the dude at SXSW and he’s a gem in person and on stage. Which makes his music even better (in my opinion).
Today’s mix celebrates Yoni’s craft, friendliness, beats, and killer lyrics. It was sooper difficult to pick tracks for this, but I decided to give a diverse range. IT’s ALLLLL GOOOD! I selected the album opener from his latest record Alopecia, a killer collab track, the first Why? song I ever heard, a cover, another collab, and a classic hit. Then again, he ONLY plays the hits. I hope you enjoy!
1. Why? – “The Vowels Pt. 2”
2. cLOUDDEAD – “Dead Dogs Two”
3. Why? – “Miss Ohio’s Nameless”
4. Xiu Xiu – “The Wig Master” (Covered by Why?)
5. Hymie’s Basement – “All Them Boys”
6. Why? – “Crushed Bones”
Also, a friendly reminder that The Hooded Deer will be throwing down at Good Records tomorrow night! Come check out all the bands, freeeee stuff, and I’ve designed several new tees for Record Store Day!