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Bastards of Melody - a brief history

The Bastards rock. What else do you need to know? Okay just for the curious, here's some more info.

The Bastards formed in 1998. 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 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. In January 2003, The Bastards released the self-produced “Breakup” though Face Down Records. "Breakup" has received great reviews in many highly regarded music publications including The Big Takeover, Amplifier Magazine and Jersey Beat.

Since it's inception, the band has maintaned an active touring schedule including shows in many high profile music conferences including CMJ Music Marathon (New York City), North By Northeast (Toronto), NEMO Music Showcase (Boston) and The Midwest Music Conference (Lexington, KY).

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