Bastards of Melody | Keep It Down

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Keep It Down

by Bastards of Melody

Melodic powerpop
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Must Be Stoned
3:37 $0.99
2. Dead Soldiers
3:03 $0.99
3. Way It Should Be
3:34 $0.99
4. Go To Hell
2:24 $0.99
5. Kick
3:27 $0.99
6. Born To Raise Hell
3:04 $0.99
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Album Notes
They released "Keep It Down!" in February 1999 and a couple of the songs have since become staples on regional college radio stations.

Most recently "Keep It Down!" was named one of the top 50 releases by a New Jersey band by Jersey Beat magazine.

They've been compared to the Replacements, the Beatles and Green Day.



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Bastards Keep It Down...Not!
Keep It Down is a great mix of jangly power pop and full-throttle garagey rock & roll. If you like bands like the Replacements, Soul Asylum or Wilco, you'll love this band.

Kali Holloway

Kill your radio. Listen to Bastards of Melody.
For every ten bands out there making run-of-the mill, Xerox-copied rock for apathetic listeners,
there's a band like Bastards of Melody who rock like they really mean it. After all, how often do you
get to partake of such ambrosial Power Pop? Squeaky-clean guitar chords form the outer core of these
songs, while pristine, post-adolescent, altar boy vocals form the luscious center. On the rare
occasions when the pop becomes all too pellucid, Bastards of Melody put the pop pedal to the metal
and blast off with garage-y rock 'n' roll that takes off so impossibly fast, it leaves skid marks. Kill
your radio. Listen to Bastards of Melody.

Mike Sos

Hailing from New Jersey, post punk popsters Bastards of Melody stay true to their name, giving us
tons of melody while being...well you get the picture. With catchy, jangly ditties ("Must Be Stoned,")
that seem perfect for the background of an NBC sitcom, this NJ quartet have got their tongues firmly
in cheek and an abundance of musical chops on the table ("Born To Raise Hell.") Perfect for the
reformed body pierced/over 25 crowd, BOM gives ya smart bursts of punk within well-crafted songs.

Al Muzer

Vocalist/guitarist Paul Crane, bassist/vocalist Patrick O'Keefe, guitarist/vocalist Bill Zafiros and
drummer/vocalist Jeff Prosetti p[l]ay happy homage to the AM radio hits of their parent's pubescence
with a Fountains of Wayne jangle, a Gigolo jingle, a Weezer-ish thump and a Lemonheads-loopy
looseness on this unusually-catchy six-song debut. "Born To Raise Hell" is an essential slab of Cheap
Trick-meets-Monkees aggro-noize while "Way It Should Be" and "Kick" are the best things to happen
to the garage since the debut of the automatic door opener!