Melancholic indie-pop band active from 2001-2007 in Los Angeles, CA. It was formed in 2001 by Adam Samuel Goldman on guitar/vocals, with keyboardist/vocalist Melissa Thorne and drummer Julian Gross. The band released two full-length albums of self-described "Romanticore" music, a genre founded on "staring at the ceiling; sedatives; stale cake for breakfast; sighing too loudly; knowing your ex-girlfriend is happier now." “Some people don’t see any humor in it, but it’s supposed to be a little funny,” Goldman explained in a 2004 interview. "Sad music fails when there isn’t a little bit of absurdity to it or black comedy to it."