After applying for the same Craigslist job five years ago, singer Maia Macdonald and producer Joanna Katcher bonded over whiskey and salt bagels
In late 2009, the pair began emailing each other song ideas and soon began writing music together as Mitten. Written entirely over email, the duo completed a shimmering collection of songs, writing lyrics on buses and at rest stops between Brooklyn and Boston. See You Bye was produced, recorded, and mixed in Katcher’s Manhattan office, rising to #24 on Hype Machine’s “Most Popular” list
Joined on-stage by percussionist Ryan Fitch (Son Lux), Mitten has performed their energetic live set with touring bands including DEVO, Psychedelic Furs, Tom Tom Club, MEN, Sick of Sarah and The Shondes and plays to packed venues all over the east coast. Mitten has been interviewed by a plethora of press including MTV and Out Magazine and their music is currently playing in stores including GAP, Forever 21, Victoria’s Secret, Pinkberry, Vans and Puma and has been placed in various commercials and films
Mitten was honored to be included in NPR's guide to CMJ this year and will be going on tour in early 2012.
Follow Mitten on Twitter @mynameismitten and listen/download online at mynameismitten.com.