Jesse Jarnow

“happy today” – the wowz

Happy Today” – The Wowz
from Long Grain Rights (2004)
released by Recommended If You Like Records (buy)

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Here’s a slab of bipolar Beatlesy joy from The Wowz, a New York band I really oughta see more often. “Happy Today” — and a lot of their debut, Long Grain Rights — just hits that spot sometimes: an uplifting and homemade accounting of happiness and its fracture lines, mope and the inevitable glimmers of its end. I suppose this is just a different reckoning of the same mathematics behind “All Things Must Pass.”


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