the Muffs

From: Los Angeles, California

Active: 1991-present

I first heard them: when one of their songs was used to score a Fruitopia commercial

Sound: poppy garage rock fronted by someone who sounds like she beat up Lisa Simpson a lot in elementary school

Further listening: While I certainly don't dislike the Muffs' later work, I do think they were on a different level on their first, self-titled album. Here are some more tracks from it:

"Lucky Guy" (1993)
"Baby Go Round" (1993)
"From Your Girl" (1993)