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.
Mitten has performed their energetic live set with DEVO, Psychedelic Furs, Tom Tom Club, The Blow, MEN and The Shondes and plays to packed venues all over the east coast. Mitten has been featured on 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 toured the southeast in January 2012 with Allison Weiss. Maia & Joanna regularly produce video blogs for homoground.com and are currently in the studio completing their debut full length album.
likes: bicycles, rolling ball pens, gcal, hats, peanut butter
dislikes: licorice, slush, creepy meat, falling down
likes: triple booking, mint condish, stripes, creepy meat, curtsies, oregon
dislikes: corner store haircuts, lol, iphone cases, solids, wrestling meets
“Their unique sound is very ‘elegant, subdued, intricate, and unexpected.’” - MTV Music
“…now they’re storming the city’s indie music scene.” - Out Magazine
“It’s [Mitten] at their best, marrying their ability to get you dancing, whilst still finding depths and beauty in the edges of the pop spectrum.” - The Recommender
”Complete with fervent, lush melodies, clever lyrics and expertly wielded instrumentation, their EP, See You Bye, is an absolutely brilliant debut.” - The Ruckus
”See You Bye is a six-song gem filled with the perfect blend of electro-pop and an 80’s synth vibe with a hint of indie-freshness.” - New Dust
”[Their] tracks pair glowing guitar riffs with obscenely tight bass and synths; imagine Matt & Kim with loads of restraint and without Matt.” - The Tale of the Tape
”Maia and Joanna make a ton of great fun noise with just a few instruments… their harmonies are tight and the songwriting is totally there.” - The Culture of Me