Nick Steinborn is best known for playing guitar and keyboard and singing backup vocals in Philly-based pop-punk act The Wonder Years. Why Bother? is Steinborn's solo outlet – an avenue to express creative influences that don't come out in writing for TWY songs. "The whole project is a bit of an experience to challenge myself writing songs under a deadline," explains Steinborn, who lists Cave In, Hot Snakes and Pedro the Lion as influences in his solo endeavors. Completely written, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Steinborn, Why Bother?'s first EP, Some Songs (self-released, April 2012), was about as "solo" as a solo project could get. Over a year later, Why Bother? is set to release a second EP – a five-track, one-sided 12" called This Isn't Very Good, on November 12 via Get This Right Records. This Isn't Very Good was totally written and recorded in a three-week span between Wonder Years tours, with Steinborn saying he enjoyed the freedom of writing songs on his own – "including a two-minute instrumental song, just because."