An unassuming xeroxed cover belies the charm of Trampoline Team’s brand of distorted garage pop. Velveteen Dream is a blast of jangly guitars squealing with feedback and surfy buzz. The band’s real strength is in the irresistibly catchy melodies, which the front woman belts out with effortless cool. “Rabbit Foot” and “I’m So Popular” could have been lost Pangea tracks from a few summers ago. These four quick songs hit a nearly perfect balance, sweet with just the right amount of snarl.
–Indiana Laub (Pelican Pow Wow, [email protected], pelicanpowwow.com)