Welcome to the wonderful new Smittens web site! We hope you love the new look and feel as much as we do – and we are thrilled to report that soon we will have some major announcements to really help us feel like the new year is underway and all systems go!
Hopefully in the next week or so we will be able to announce the title and release date of our third album! We have finalized the sequence and all the mixes and now we are moving in to the next phase – getting the artwork ready and making plans for touring and promoting the album.
On the near horizon, we have a new video in the works – shot in an elementary school library with a gang of exuberant kids, a few outfit changes, and one of the cutest cats in the world! It’s for one of the songs on the new album – “Gumdrops” – and we can’t wait to see it ourselves! Our good pal (and local videographer extraordinaire) Eva Sollberger came up with a fun concept and we did all the principal shooting on a long and fun Saturday afternoon. We’ll let you know when and where you can see it once it’s completed.
It looks like February is going to keep us Smittens very busy – we have a number of shows lined – one here in Burlington and a couple a little farther away. First, we’re playing at Club Metronome on Thursday, February 7th with Leslie and the Lys and The Physics Club, which should be a hoot!
Then on Saturday, the 9th, we’ll be playing in Cambridge, MA at a swell club called the Lizard Lounge – it will be with our Portland pals the 500s and Boston locals One Happy Island – it’s also going to be the release party for OHI’s new EP on the Wee Pop label! Yow! Finally, We are going to be going back to the Langdon Street Café in Montpelier, VT for another evening of awesome pop action! Hopefully We’ll get to see some of you there.
If that’s not enough Smitten action for you, well, let us recommend two very fine Let’s Whisper shows! On February 2nd, Dana and Colin will be making their NYC Let’s Whisper debut with a show at the Cake Shop to benefit the NYC Popfest – the fest is raising funds to help some faraway bands defer travel costs to come play in the states in June – last year they helped us fly Max in from Leeds for the festival and we are glad to be able to help them be able to help some other bands this year! Along with Let’s Whisper, there will be performances from the Baskervilles and One Happy Island and some swell guest DJs, too!
That’s all for now! We certainly hope you dig the new look of our site!
Ps- Much more soon!