“Baby Scream are a testament to today's international internet pop culture, where an album can be made in Brisbane, Birmingham or Buenos Aires without anyone being able to tell the difference. Whether that's a good thing is an argument for another day. This is pop from the Western world! Although Baby Scream are a band, songwriter and vocalist Juan Mazzola is the driving force. Since 2001 the band has existed as a solo project, an acoustic duo or a full band, performing and recording in a variety of styles from Britpop to punk, before settling on their current approach, which involves tuneful acoustic pop based around acoustic guitars with keyboard and electric guitar backing.”
“The first thing that hit me listening to Baby Screams music is the quality. Each song oozes class, the stand outs have to be the bluesy "Dead Woman Walking", the etherial "Mars" the thought provoking lyrics of "The Riots" and "Ojos Orientales" whose conga rhythm soothes my tortured soul. We all know John Lennon was a giant in the music world, however his bright light was sadly snuffed out at the turn of the 80s. On that fateful day in New York if Lennon had taken another route and lived I'd like to think he would have headed south and reached Buenos Aires where he would have changed his name and called himself "Baby Scream"... alas history tells us Lennon is no longer here but the happy ending to this story? Baby Scream is here and now.”
Drum Media / BBC One
“Baby Scream come out of Argentina carrying a message for us all - especially us old jaded hippies in the UK & The US of A. The message is that there is hope after all - all that we thought we were heading for way back when we was young is not lost forever - it's only sleeping. Here's our chance to re-awaken it......
“Juan Mazzola is a talented Argentinean songwriter with a fixation but also a clear love for Lennon. On songs like Memories and Nicole there’s some tidy guitar playing and a clever melody. Definitely one for the Lennon fans, just as a curiosity. There’s no denying Juan Mazzola is a decent chap and his determination and resilience might surely see some type of breakthrough and this could happen by writing more songs like the stand out track Underground Blues. As long as he steers clear of the buttons on the recording studio mixing desk with John Lennon on Imagine, John Lennon on Walls and Bridges and John Lennon on Double Fantasy he’ll be fine.”
The Music Critic
"Identity Theft" was mostly recorded in Los Angeles and despite the album title, the first song "Be" sets the tone: "be yourself and no one else". There's often an early Bowie influence or a T-REX feel ("Underground Blues") in these short and mostly soft pop songs but they always remain BABY SCREAM songs in the end. No cheap imitation here. BABY SCREAM is one more proof that you can always feel when things are done with passion and dedication.
“Baby Scream are a powerpop/classic rock/americana act mainly based around Juan Mazzola and were originally formed in Argentina back in 2001. Mazzola seems to have a little bit of an obsession with John Lennon, Radiohead, and Britpop in general, but that's all good as the music he produces, whilst heavily influenced by the aforementioned artists never resorts to ripping them off or trying to clone them. Identity Theft is a nice little seven track EP/mini album, they are great tracks to sit back and relax too. All the songs on offer here are short, sweet, nice soft pop with subtle melodies and gentle grooves.
"Identity theft" is a pop diamond. Seven melodic and sensitive pop songs, with fine acoustic guitar, organ on the background and amazing vocals, that bring in my mind something from the 60’s flame of psychedelic Lennon and Bob Dylan. My fave songs “Dead woman walking” with the darkness lyrics about loveless life “Nicole” and the English version of the romantic “Ojos Orientales”. Comes with an ultra ultrapsychedelic cover art. It’s worth to search for it!
Lost In Tyme Magazine
“Argentina's Juan Pablo Mazzola is back with the followup to last year's Ups and Downs, and the result is a nifty little EP that's the most Lennonesque thing this side of Future Clouds and Radar. The lovely (and short at 1:12) "Be" kicks things off, "Dead Woman Walking" bears a Jon Brion influence, and the midtempo "Nicole" is where the Robert Harrison comps come in. "Memories" almost sounds like something from McCartney's first solo album, and "Underground Blues" recalls Lennon in his Phil Spector phase. Early line favorite of Top EP of 2010.”
"Baby Scream's 'Identity Theft' EP has a psychedelic Lennon bent that will please pop fans everywhere".
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