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Tiger Trap was an indie pop foursome composed of high school friends Rose Melberg and Angie Loy, 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 and was used prior to the formation of the band by Rose Melberg for a solo set in 1991 at the first night of the International Pop Underground Convention, Love Rock Revolution Girl Style Now, inspiring the Beat Happening song of the same name.

Formed in Sacramento, California, United States in 1992, they managed to garner something of a cult following before disbanding only a year later in 1993. Their last concert took place at Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, in December 1993.

Along with Beat Happening, Lois Maffeo, Tullycraft, and Black Tambourine they are 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.

Discography
"Words and Smiles" from a split 7" with Bratmobile (Four Letter Words Records, 1992)
"Supercrush" b/w "You and Me"; "Hiding"
Tiger Trap (K Records, 1993)
Sour Grass EP (K Records, 1993)
"Baby Blue", from Julep (Another Yoyo Studio Compilation) (Yoyo Recordings, 1993)
"Hiding" re-released on the International Hip Swing compilation (K Records, 1993)
"Extreme Nothing", from the "Stars Kill Rock" compilation (Kill Rock Stars, 1993?)
"Alien Space Song" from split single with Henry's Dress (Slumberland Records, 1994)

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  • 1992 – 1993 (1 year)
  • Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, United States
  • Angie Loy Heather Dunn Jen Bruan Rose Melberg

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