Bastards of Melody is a 4-piece pop-rock band based in Jersey City, NJ. The Bastards have been touring the Northeast non-stop since getting together in the spring of '98. The band''s first release 'Keep It Down' debuted in 1999, followed soon after by the album 'Fun Machine' in 2001. 'Fun Machine', produced by famed former Bongo's member James Mastro, attained great critical success with a solid, tuneful, upbeat mix of pop and punk with a touch of country twang. In July of 2001, 'Fun Machine' reached number 137 on College Music Journal's Top 200 radio chart with spins on over 150 stations in the US and Canada. The Bastard's release their third album, titled 'Break Up', in January of 2003.