Bastards of Melody
(New York, NY)
Bastards of Melody have been proudly carrying the power pop torch since forming in 1998. The New York City band has adhered to a simple formula: impossibly catchy songs with great melodies and interesting arrangements. Comparisons to classic power pop bands such as Big Star, Cheap Trick or the Raspberries seem apt. Add to that the modern punch of bands such as Superdrag, The Figgs, and Sloan.