DUMPIES, THE: Jim Thorpe: CS

Jim Thorpe, the latest release from The Dumpies, continues their series of releases named after historic sports figures. Jim Thorpe, I learned from a quick Googling, was the first Native American to win an Olympic gold medal for the United States. I also learned that I dig The Dumpies! Their energetic, fuzzy garage pop was a grand slam for the ears. Five original tracks, and a cover of Redd Kross’ “Annette’s Got the Hits,” which they nail on par with the original, was just enough to get me stoked, and leave me wanting more. –Paul J. Comeau (Hovercraft, hovercraftpdx.com)