Pop-punk act Lustra formed in Boston in 1996 under the name Seventeen. The initial lineup of Chris Baird on drums and vocals, Nick Cloutman on bass and vocals, Jon Baird on rhythm guitar, and Jason Adams on lead guitar recorded their debut album, Breakfast at Tammy's, in 1998. Following a lineup shuffle that moved Chris Baird to bass and Cloutman to guitar while introducing new drummer Bruce Fulford, Seventeen recorded the 1999 EP Ransom Your Handsome and the 2000 album Bikini Pie Fight!, co-produced by Ron St. Germain (Sonic Youth) and Scott Riebling (Letters to Cleo).