New Jersey's Bastards of Melody filters its jangly power pop through themes of soured romantic relationships and a good night on the town. The group features Paul Crane (lead vocals and guitar), guitarist Bill Zafiros, and bassist Patrick O'Keefe, and drummer Jeff Prosetti. When Crane came to Jersey City, NJ, back in 1993 and landed a day job at EMI Records in Manhattan, a career as a musician wasn't at the forefront of his thoughts. He was going through a divorce and adjusting culturally to the differences between life in his former hometown Miami and the demands of New York City. Frustrated by the seeming lack of opportunities ahead of him, Crane responded to an ad in the Village Voice to play guitar with a Jersey garage punk band called Postpone the Inevitable.