Daily Download: "My Baby Loves Me," the Wowz

A ragged but charming take on early Beatles by NYC pranksters the Wowz

Published July 29, 2005 7:01AM (EDT)

New York City trio the Wowz, whom Time Out New York described as "a coked-up youth group sing-along," are among the best bands in the almost uniformly obnoxious "antifolk" scene (amateur-on-purpose folk rock with smart-ass lyrics). "My Baby Loves Me," which was co-written with the brilliant and cracked Dave Longstreth of the Dirty Projectors, is the band's ragged but charming take on '63-'64 Beatles -- the time of the Beatles' career that no one really bothers copying anymore, and that adjectives like "Beatlesy" and "Beatlesesque" never refer to. Also try "Happy Today" for a dose of their cheery irony ("I know that this feeling will soon go away, but I'm feeling happy today").

By Salon Staff

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