WHY? was founded in 2004 by Yoni Wolf, who had been using “Why?” as a solo stage name for many years, prior to the formation of the alternative hip-hop/indie-rock group under the same name in all caps.
Current members include frontman Yoni Wolf, his older brother Josiah Wolf, Doug McDiarmid and Matt Meldon. Other guest performers would frequently join the band onstage, such as Yoni’s sister Becky Wolf, and other Anticon label-mates. As a proficient multi-instrumentalist, Yoni would often perform WHY? in solo performances.