Review: Watashi Wa

Watashi Wa
“The Love of Life”
(Tooth & Nail)

This foursome from A-town cut through songs that could easily play on your crappy local radio station, only these songs aren’t crappy. Sure, they don’t really make you want to bump your system or head-butt your dog because you’re so stoked or anything, but there’s something about them, like the movie “Sixteen Candles”, which never seems to get old. Poor Sam, why can’t they remember her birthday? My favorite track is “At it’s Finest” with its feel-good warmth and U2ishness, even though I don’t like U2.