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Tiger Trap

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Active from  1992
Genre  Alternative/Indie
Record label  K Records
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Albums  Tiger Trap, Sour Grass, Supercrush
Members  Rose Melberg, Heather Dunn, Angie Loy, Jen Bruan
Similar  The Softies, Go Sailor, Henry's Dress, Beat Happening, Calvin Johnson

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Tiger Trap was a twee-pop foursome composed of high school friends Angela Loy and Rose Melberg, with Heather Dunn and Jen Braun. The group recorded for K Records. The name "Tiger Trap" comes from the very first Calvin and Hobbes cartoon. Formed in Sacramento, California in 1992, they managed to garner something of a cult following before disbanding only a year later. Their last concert took place at Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, in December 1993. Bands they played with include Heavenly, Unwound, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Girl Trouble, Mecca Normal, Beat Happening, and Tsunami.


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Along with Beat Happening, Lois, Tullycraft, and Black Tambourine, Tiger Trap is considered to be one of the most influential bands of the American twee pop movement. Melberg went on to become a solo artist as well as playing with the bands The Softies, Go Sailor, and Gaze. Dunn went on to play drums with Lois, the reformed Raincoats, and Dub Narcotic Sound System.

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Singles & EPs

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  • "Words and Smiles" from a split 7" with Bratmobile (Four Letter Words Records, 1992)
  • "Supercrush" b/w "You and Me" and "Hiding" (released as volume 36 of the International Pop Underground series, 1993)
  • Sour Grass EP (K Records, 1993)
  • "Alien Space Song" from split single with Henry's Dress (Slumberland Records, 1994)
  • Studio Albums

  • Tiger Trap (K Records, 1993)
  • Compilations & Appearances

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  • "Baby Blue", from Julep (Another Yoyo Studio Compilation) (Yoyo Recordings, 1993)
  • "Hiding" re-released on the International Hip Swing compilation [assembled of songs from the International Pop Underground singles series] (K Records, 1993)
  • "Supreme Nothing", from the Stars Kill Rock compilation (Kill Rock Stars, 1992)
  • "Girl with a Guitar" from The Blood Orgy of the Leather Girls soundtrack (Planet Pimp Records, PPR-009, 1994)

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    Words and SmilesTiger Trap · 1993
    Supreme NothingTiger Trap · 1993
    Puzzle PiecesTiger Trap · 1993


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