Californian indie/rap group WHY? are preparing for a busy 2012 having just announced the release of a new EP, LP and a tour of North America and Europe. Thankfully, on this huge tour, one of the dates sees them cruise through Oxford for a gig at The Bullingdon Arms on October 13th. WHY? will be unleashing their first new releases since 2009, the six track Sod in the Seed EP out August 14 on City Slang and a new LP (title TBA) to follow later this year. You can stream the brand new title track from the forthcoming EP underneath via Soundcloud. WHY? have been constantly praised throughout their career for shape-shifting, moving through genres with impecable ease and defying critics who attempt to pigeon hole their music. The new track is very much resonant of material from their critically acclaimed 2008 LP Alopecia, so if the new releases are as good as that one, this will be a one-off gig not to be missed. It’s fairly unlikely we’ll see them in Oxford again.