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by WHY

Combining influences of European art-rock and fashionable FM radio hooks, Why's music sends messages of hope, creation, love and loss.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Big Thunder, No Rain
4:40 $0.99
2. To Be Human
4:53 $0.99
3. Red
4:05 $0.99
4. The Surface
4:34 $0.99
5. Burn
3:30 $0.99
6. Freedom In Surrender
4:05 $0.99
7. Can't Stand Falling
3:24 $0.99
8. Shake It Off
4:19 $0.99
9. Rewind/Erase
3:42 $0.99
10. Broken Legs
4:32 $0.99
11. Petrol Head
4:23 $0.99
12. The Wrong Way
6:52 $0.99
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Album Notes
Canadian Alt Rock band WHY released their album "Red" in 2007 and featured several radio singles.

Canadian Alternative Rock Band. Combining influences of European art-rock and fashionable FM radio hooks, WHY's music sends messages of hope, creation, love and loss.
WHY recorded their first album “THE NAKED SOUL”, (see discography below) and followed it with 2001's “THE RISE AND FALL OF THE QUESTION MARK”, which drew fans and critics alike to their energy-fueled live shows.
WHY recorded "THE LAZARUS EFFECT". Copies of the album were given out before U2 concerts in Ottawa and Montreal and were made available at Make Poverty History. A portion of the proceeds from the album went OXFAM.
2007 WHY released the album “RED” The single (and title track) "RED" sat a #1 on the KICK FM Winnipeg Top 40 for 4 weeks in a row, and was named "Song of the Year". Second single, "The Surface",hit charts, hitting #1 on KICK FM and #5 on THE Q FM in Victoria, BC.
2010 a early demo of "PRISONER of HOPE" is released supporting UNICEF's work in Haiti. 100% of WHY’s iTUNES profits go directly to UNICEF.
WHY have played festivals, have been opening act for recording artists: DANKO JONES, ILL SCARLETT, EDGAR WINTER and UNCLE KRACKER...
WHY recently voted “Best Rock Band In Canada” by INTEL CANADA star search.

WHY where just invited by Bono's organization ONE, to film a performance of a iconic Protest Song to be part of Bono's brainchild Agit8 for the G8 to draw attention to extreme poverty. WHY covered The Stones "Gimme Shelter" and invited beloved Winnipeg R&B singer FLO to join the rooftop performance.
WHY's performance is featured on ONE.org international site. WHY were the only Canadian rock band asked to participate.
Other artists involved : MUSE, U2, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, GREEN DAY, Tom Morello, Sting, MUMFORD AND SONS, Elvis Costello, One Direction, AEROSMITH, USHER, Will-Iam...
WHY have just released their 5th Album "The Leap"
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Booking: why.booking@gmail.com

WHY Discography

2013 – “The Leap” (Album)

2010 – “Prisoner Of Hope” UNICEF VERSION (Charity Single)

2010 – “Happy On Purpose” (Single)Part of HOT 103 Benefit CD for Children’s Hospital Foundation

2007 – “Red” (Album)

2006 – “Can’t Everyday Be Like Christmas?” (Single)

2005 - “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day” (Single)

2005 – “Lazarus Effect” (Album)

2001 - “The Rise And Fall Of The Question Mark” (Album)

1998 – “Suddenly Bang – Singles” (E.P.)

1994 – “The Naked Soul” (Album)



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Bob Sachs

Why's Red is easily the best release since U2's How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.
Why's Red is easily the best release since U2's How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. One day very soon, Why will conquer American airwaves. Look out world. Here comes WHY!!!

Bob Sachs


Every song is solid gold hit.
Love WHY!!!!!!!



Music that has meaning, heart and spirit
What an excellent cd. I am a former artist and it's hard to impress me, or even move me, well you guys did it!!
You deserve to go all the way!! Thanks for your creation!!

Paul Little

music with power
Some of the tracks will certainly jump at you more than others, but don't be surprised if after a few listens, it's the more understated tracks that you find yourself humming to yourself. WHY do all the right things, lyrically and musically, and it helps to know that they're in the business of making music for all the RIGHT reasons.

Donna Mair

I didnt think they could do better, but they did
I loved Lazarus Effect, and hoped RED would be just as good. It wasnt. It was better.

The album starts off strong with Big Thunder No Rain and gets progressively stronger with To Be Human, RED and The Surface (both of which, I guarantee you'll find yourself addicted to and humming througout the day). Burn is my least favorite song on the album, but the lyrics are brilliant - "Be COLD or HOT. Lukewarm is unsightly." and "We need someone willing to stand up, someone who knows how to glow.// Ignite tonight, make apathy a liar. And the world will watch you come and burn."

Freedom in Surrender is probably the most spiritual song from the album - "If I'm for you who can be against you?" is taken right out of scripture ("If I'm for you," says the Lord, "who can stand against you?"). Can't Stand Falling and Shake it off are both solid, and Rewind/Erase asks "can we get it back? Do I want to?"

Broken Legs follows - my second least favorite off the album, and then Petrolhead, very much a heavy metal/head banger rock and roll kind of tune and a lot of fun if you take it at surface value. (read the lyrics).

Ending the album is a softer song, almost a ballad, The Wrong Way. After the groove of Petrolhead, its a welcome respite, and despite being softer in tone, its a solid song. The album starts on a high note, ends on a high note. The filler is much more than filler, and nearly all the songs could be stand alone singles.

donna mair

well, I just ordered my third copy of Why's album RED. Why? I gave the first one away to a friend. Even though I had it loaded to my iPod already, i wanted the album, the liner notes, the credits etc.. and this is a band I totally believe in and back 100% so I bought another. And today, gave it away to the local radio station dj! He loved The Surface - the fourth song on the album, which they played on air. So here I am ordering my third!


why red
Awesome album. I hope to see more of Why in the future. Gemma

R. Kuzina

Red is even better than Lazarus Effect
As Why is from my own city, I am particularly pleased how well thought of they are. And finally this CD is available in our stores! They are tops on all of our university stations. It is hard to find musicians who really care nowadays, but Why transcends most.

Amita Nair

First time listener...
I have to admit, I thoroughly enjoyed this album. I found myself tapping my foot and humming too most of the songs. I look forward to some airplay on the Chicago stations and eventually a tour.

Dave M.

I found it!!! I LOVE THE SONGS!!! WHY tops themselves!!!!
Can't believe how much I love these songs!!! WHY have topped themselves. I loved Lazarus Effect but RED is their best.
RED is possibly the best album I've heard this year.
I'll have to keep listening to it here til my CD comes in the mail.
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