Wheatus is a rock
band from Northport, New York formed by Brendan Brown (vocals, guitar) in 1998. After writing a few songs, Brown enlisted his brother Peter Brown (drums) and Rich Ligey (bass) to record a demo. In 1999 the band signed with Columbia Records
and released their debut album, Wheatus
, the following year. This album contained the band's first, and so far biggest, hit, Teenage Dirtbag
(from the movie Loser).