Published Aug 07, 2019WHY? have shared a visual album for their latest musical feat titled AOKOHIO, which arrives today via Joyful Noise. The album is divided into six "movements" for a whopping total of 19 songs. The respective movements and tracklist can be found below.
Yoni Wolf of WHY? had this to say about the new album:
The title is sarcastic I guess. But it's also wishful. A lot of my album titles have been names of maladies, like Alopecia and Mumps, Etc. I don't want to project that into the world. You know, 'A-OK Ohio, I'm here and it's fine.' It's like a mantra, 'A-OK Ohio, I'm here and it's OK.' Even though in reality, everyday I'm like, 'I've got to get the hell out of Ohio.'
I knew early on that I wanted that visual element for this album My brother and I have worked on video stuff our whole lives. Our dad had video equipment since we were little kids, he had an editing suite in our basement. We weren't rich, we were actually fairly poor, but somehow he'd gotten ahold of these video editing decks and cameras. Even though my brother and I had dabbled in video as kids, it's not what we do for a living.
AOKOHIO was directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, known for his work on As You Are starring Charlie Heaton.
Other notable contributors like Lillie West of Lala Lala and Amelia Meath of Sylvan Esso are also featured on the album, which you can watch and listen to below.
The album is also available in audio-only formats. Vinyl (in various colours and formats), CD, and digital formats are available to purchase via Joyful Noise's online store. Currently, the album isn't on streaming services.
I. I may come out a broken yolk, I may come out on saddle.
2. The Rash
3. Peel Free
II. I've been carving my elbows, I might just take flight.
5. Deleterio Motilis
6. Stained Glass Slipper
III. Please take me home, I don't belong here.
7. The Launch
8. High Dive
9. Mr. Fifths' Plea
10. Good Fire
IV. The surgeon nervously goes on, he never claimed to be God.
11. Narcissistic Lamentation
13. The Crippled Physician
V. I want to live with conviction, in silence and diction.
15. My Original
16. Rock Candy
17. Once Shy
VI. Though I'm tired, I'm still trying.
18. The Shame
19. Bloom Wither Bloom (for Mom)