The Smittens Of Burlington, Vermont

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Popfest!

Hi Folks! Just a short lil’ up date here to keep you abreast of the latest in Smittens News!

First of all, a sincere thank you to those of you who came out to see Colin and David and Holly play their soft and intimate set at last month’s CMJ Festival! It was an interesting experience down in the Tank, but it was also a bit exciting to try something different with some of our songs – including a handful of new ones, too! We got to see some of our HHBTM friends rock the house and hang out with some of the New Yawkers and others in town for the fest. Good times, all round!

Next, we hope to see some of you this coming weekend at the 4th Popfest! New England! ( It runs from Friday, November 9th through Sunday the 11th at the Elevens in poptastic Northampton, Massachusetts! Every year thus far has been a real treat – featuring some of the funnest regional acts along with a handful of bands coming from as far away as England and Sweden and Norway (and even St Louis)! It’s always a special celebration of fantastic songs performed by truly independent artists and there will be plenty of time to hang out with other popkids and friends – some of our best band friends are folks we met there in previous years! Anyhow, William and Christine from Skipping Stones really do a bang-up job of keeping everything running smoothly and toe-tappy and this year we are playing on Sunday evening on a bill that also includes another swell Vermont act, The Capstan Shafts! Way to go VT! Colin is also playing the matinee show that day with our friend Steve Williams and they will be playing as Colin Clary and a Magog – Whoo Hoo!

The Skipping Stones folks put together this free sampler if you want to get revved up for the fest!

Say! Did anyone see the picture of David in the most recent issue of Nylon magazine? Apparently we were mentioned in a little article for their Fashion Road Trip that took the mag through our lovely city! Some of our friends are in there, too! If you wanna check it out, it’s on newsstands now!

If you are up for rocking it in mid-November, we have just confirmed an awesome Smittens show on November 16th at Parima Thai Restaurant with The Jazz Guys! Talk about a double-whammy! We should be confirming some shows for December shortly, so we’ll be sure to keep you all posted as soon as details are all firmed up!

Last, but certainly not least, we are happy to announce that we’ve gotten all our artwork completed for the forthcoming Tullycraft/Smittens split 7” that is coming out as part of Happy Happy Birthday to Me’s singles club early in the new year! Hopefully we’ll have a few more exciting announcements shortly! It shouldn’t be too much longer before “Til the Summer’s End” has an actual release date set! We are in the early stage or sorting out the plan for our next video, too, so that is something we will be looking forward to in the new year as well!

See some of you soon or sooner!


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