Dressy Bessy follows up 2002 gem Sound Go Round with this collection of old singles, unreleased songs, and material from compilations and EPs.

Dressy Bessy follows up 2002 gem Sound Go Round with this collection of old singles, unreleased songs, and material from compilations and EPs. Dating back to 1997, these 13 tracks show how a garage band stringing together fuzzy guitars evolved into a low-fi, high-energy band with a coherent, playful style. Earlier selections demonstrate the act's overall sound, but the exuberant, sunny disposition has yet to gel; Tammy Ealom's slightly flat vocals also get lost in the mix. But by 1999, all the pieces are in place. On the bubbly "Lipstick," Ealom's breathy voice glides over lively percussion. Album opener "Live to Tell All" jams with a '60s vibe, while bass-driven "Instead" lazily strikes a laid-back chord. All in all, hard to resist.—WH

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