Why? the band-Yoni Wolf, Josiah Wolf, Doug McDiarmid-continues their calculated blitzkrieg on the self-made Jangle-Rap, Indie Pop'n'Roll genre, but the stakes are raised. The boys returned to their Midwest roots for Alopecia, hunkering down in Minneapolis's Third Ear studio and inducting a pair of venerable big guns into the band: Fog mastermind Andrew Broder and bassist Mark "Bear" Erickson. Throwing their samplers to the wind, Why? recorded live as a five-piece. By the time the core trio returned to Oakland (where Thee More Shallows' D. Kessler engineered a final session), they had amassed their most immediate and cohesive batch of songs to date. 14 tracks. 2008.