Of the many overused labels employed for describing a given album, the "career at a crossroads" tag may be the most meaningless. You could say that every record finds a band dealing with new challenges, whether it's a young group developing an identity among a host of influences, or an older outfit battling between exploring new sounds versus falling back on well-trodden sonic territory. But when Yoni Wolf spends almost all of the new Why? record taking stock of himself and his career, it's a puzzling venture that leaves one unsure of what's next for the group. Continuing to stray from Why?'s earlier hiphop sound toward straight-up indie rock, Mumps, etc. looks back on a lifetime of squalid glories, a mixture of proud, spiteful, and deflated memories. While the tone is often conflicted, it's still the same Yoni shining through, expertly fumbling around #firstworldproblems like sex, money, God, and the deep ambivalence that comes from shopping at Whole Foods. Neumos, 8 pm, $15.