Better Than Ezra are an art rock, punk rock, progressive rock trio based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band was formed in 1987 by Kevin Griffin whilst he was at college. By 1988 Better Than Ezra had released a demo cassette tape, Chime Street Studio Demo Tape. In 1989 the band released their first full-length album, Surprise. In 1995 the album Deluxe was released. That same year, "Good" became a major pop hit.