WHY? Play Boring Old People in 'Bitter Thoughts' Video

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Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins

It's fair to say the new WHY? video for Mumps, etc. standout "Bitter Thoughts" is inspired by the Seventies, but perhaps the age bracket more than the decade. Wearing a drab sweater and tie with his hair cut high, the psych-pop folk-hop band's main man Yoni Wolf raps from atop a plastic-wrapped couch. With nature-themed thrift store art on the wall and fat glass lamps framing the room, the space looks like the den of someone's nebbish grandparents. Brother Josiah Wolf plays the drums like a retirement home resident, and his wife Liz Wolf sings the hook, equally stoic throughout the clip, which Paste premiered. WHY? are currently on the road, playing Chicago tonight, and wrapping up in Tel Aviv, Israel, on December 6.

WHY? 2012 tour dates:

10/18 - Cincinnati, OH @ Lois & Richard Rosethal Center for Contemporary Art Black Box Theatre
10/19 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/20 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar
10/21 - New York, NY @ Music Hall of Willamsburg
10/23 - Charlottesville, VA @ Newcomb Ballroom
10/24 - Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
10/25 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt
10/26 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
10/27 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
10/28 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
10/29 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
10/30 - Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box
10/31 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
11/1 - Houston, TX @ Walter's
11/2 - Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall
11/3 - Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/5 - St. Louis, MO @ Luminary Arts
11/9 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Meet Factory
11/10 - Leipzig, Germany @ Centraltheater
11/11 - Nuremberg, Germany @ Zentralca im K4
11/12 - Schorndorf, Germany @ Club Manufaktur
11/13 - Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk e. V.
11/14 - Zagreb, Croatia @ Nkc Park
11/15 - Torino, Italy @ Spazio 211
11/16 - Arezzo, Italy @ Karemaski
11/17 - Bologna, Italy @ Locamotiv Club
11/18 - Varese, Italy @ Twiggy
11/19 - Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Menza pri koritu
11/20 - Wien, Austria @ Arena
11/21 - St. Gallen, Switzerland @ Palace
11/22 - Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof Wiesbaden
11/23 - Mulhouse, France @ Le NOUMATROUFF / Mulhouse
11/24 - Feyzin, France @ L'Epicerie Moderne
11/25 - Grenoble, France @ L'Amperage
11/26 - Montpellier, France @ Rockstore
11/27 - Toulouse, France @ Connexion Café
11/28 - Bordeaux, France @ I.Boat
11/29 - Nantes, France @ Stereolux
11/30 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Le Guess Who
12/1 - Brussels, Belgium @ Autumn Falls, AB
12/2 - Trier, Germany @ Exhaus
12/3 - Cologne, Germany @ Gebaeude 9
12/4 - Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefährlich
12/6 - Tel Aviv, Israel @ Barbie Club

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