Lyrically, the songs on "Romance..." deal mostly with a specific break up of singer Robby Cronholm; one that just so happened to be with famed actress Chloe Sevigny, whom he dated briefly prior to her breakout role in the film Kids in 1995. The relationship may not have lasted long, but it apparently left quite a mark on Cronholm, inspiring the largely dark tone of the album. Musically, Crumb straddled the line between mainstream post-grunge ala Our Lady Peace and the 90s emo of early Jimmy Eat World (Jimmy Eat World's Jim Adkins would later contribute vocals to Crumb's next record). Perhaps the best comparison is to the similarly under appreciated band, Far, whom Crumb did some touring with. Some years later, Crumb's Mark Weinberg would form the band Gratitude with Far singer Jonah Matranga (also of Onelinedrawing and New End Original), who released one record on Atlantic before going their separate ways.
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