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Album Review

Energetic indie-pop in the innocent vein of Beat Happening, Tiger Trap makes irresistible noisy pop songs. Unfortunately, the band broke up before they could record another LP.

Customer Reviews

Twee pop makes the best background music

Right in line with Go Sailor, Beat Happening, Cub, and All Girl Summer Fun band is Tiger Trap. Perfect for fans of well written, cute pop songs with lots of shoo-be-do's.

Something profound in it's simplicity

There is something so melancholy and sad about this music. It's pop boiled down to it's barest innocence, and within that still small world is a glimpse at pure talent and fun. It's the reason that everyone should start a band.

It’s A Shame

It’s a shame that there’s not more attention around ths album. A great record through and through. Still hearing this sound in bands nowadays.


Formed: 1992 in Sacramento, CA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s

Though sadly short-lived, Tiger Trap emerged as one of the most beloved indie-pop bands of the 1990s. The group was formed in Sacramento, CA in 1992 by singers/guitarists Rose Melberg and Angela Loy, schoolmates who soon recruited bassist Jen Braun and drummer Heather Dunn to complete the lineup; within weeks of their formation, Tiger Trap -- so named in reference to a Calvin and Hobbes comic strip -- issued their debut single "Words and Smiles," a split release with Bratmobile which appeared on...
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