Despite being named after a popular Playskool doll, Dressy Bessy makes music for grown-ups—albeit grown-ups who have a keen sense of their inner child.

Despite being named after a popular Playskool doll, Dressy Bessy makes music for grown-ups—albeit grown-ups who have a keen sense of their inner child. The Denver-based quartet serves up sugary pop in bite-sized portions, with sunny harmonies and laid-back pacing, giving its songs a melodic, playful flavor. But this isn't empty cotton candy; fuzzy electric guitars, nimble bass work, and Tammy Ealom's slightly flat vocals lend a gritty undertone to this low-key set. Think of bubblegum produced by a garage/grunge band. From the syncopated "Big to Do" to the rollicking "Maybe Laughter" to the infectious opener, "I Saw Cinnamon," Sound Go Round provides ample entertainment for anyone adult enough to appreciate serious music but youthful enough to forget the serious stuff for a while and just have a good time.—WH