Hear WHY?'s Warm and Christmasy 'The Water You Walk'

Psych-pop folk-hop posse hits the road in February

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WHY? / Photo by Aaron M. Conway
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Chris Martins

WHY? have gotten a lot of love out on the road since the release of their new album Mumps, etc., which you can still stream via SPIN, so it's only right that the Cincinnati psych-hop folk-pop crew offer up a gift for the holiday season. While Yoni Wolf and co. might not be the sort to deliver an up-the-gut holiday anthem, they needn't do too much to push one of their poetically pruned, baroque songs into the realm of wintry wonderlands. For instance, their new Christmas-themed track, "The Water You Walk," streaming below, sports a hearth-like warmth, the keening vocals of a lone caroller, and assorted bells and whistles that put the well-wishing chorus into seasonal context. This one will appear on the upcoming 7-inch single for "Waterlines," a pensive, rhyme-stacked Mumps highlight that you can watch via some well-shot live footage below. Fresh North American tour dates after that, kicking off in the band's hometown on February 8. 

WHY?, "The Water You Walk":


WHY? perform "Waterlines" in Glasgow, Scotland on October 12:

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WHY? 2013 tour dates:

February 8 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Taft Ballroom*#
February 9 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop*#
February 10 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall*#
February 11 – Hamden, CT @ The Space*#
February 12 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*#
February 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg*#
February 14 – Philadelphis, PA @ Union Transfer*#
February 15 – Falls Church, VA @ State Theatre*#
February 16 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar*#
February 18 – Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups*#
February 19 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop*#
February 20 – Galesburg, IL @ Knox College*#
February 21 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*#
February 22 – Madison, WI @ SETT @ UW Madison #
February 23 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fine Line $
February 24 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium $
February 26 – Billings, MT @ Manny’s #
February 27 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater #
February 28 – Spokane, WA @ A Club #
March 1 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s Crystal Ball #
March 2 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore #
March 3 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom #
March 4 – Eugene, OR @ W.O.W. Hall #
March 5 – Oakland, CA @ New Parrish Of Oakland #
March 6 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall #
March 7 – Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse #
March 8 – San Diego, CA @ Irenic #
March 11 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls %
March 12 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit %
March 12-17 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest

* = with Astronautalis
# = with Dream Tiger
$ = with Sarah Winters
% = with Baths

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