Friday, June 26, 2009

Hello All!
Last weekend The Smittens were very lucky to be a part of Bernie Fest 2009. What is Bernie Fest you might ask? Well Bernie is Dana's uncle and the whole family threw him a surprise 60th Birthday Party on Father's Day. It was such a treat being part of such a special family event. Family skits were performed, stories were told and testimonials we spoken of Uncle Bernie. The Smittens were asked to played a set and we even did a cover of one of Bernie's songs. Bernie joined us up on stage and sung along. It was a blast! I think though one of the biggest surprises for Uncle Bernie perhaps was legendary Richie Havens walking into the party to perform following The Smittens. It was definitely a first for us to announce Richie Havens during our set! What an amazing performer he is and Uncle Bernie couldn't of been more happier to see one of his idols play his surprise party! Afterwords we got to hear some of Bernie's own songs. The Smittens had a great time and want to thank Dana's family for asking us to play and be a part of such a special day. Below are a few pictures from the party.

Richie Havens with Dylan, Dana's niece and Dana.

Uncle Bernie, Richie Havens and The Smittens.

Zoe! A new fan is born!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Keiko Lynn Giveaway

Keiko Lynn is giving away this lovely necklace...

Monday, June 08, 2009

Two New Releases

The Smittens are on two new releases on Make Do and Mend independent record label out of London,UK.We are so very excited and honored to be playing at Indie Tracks again this year!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

ModLife Interviews Rhiannon Leifheit of Liebemarlene Vintage

One of my favorite fashion blogs to follow is Liebemarlene Vintage. Modcloth did a great interview with Rhiannon Leifheit yesterday. Check it out here.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Three Imaginary Girls Review of Saturday Nights Show at San Francisco Popfest 2009

The review of the Saturday night San Francisco Popfest 2009 show by The Imaginary Girls is up here. Above are some of the pictures they posted. Photo credit Steve Louie.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Three Imaginary Girls Debuts Two New Smittens Videos Today!

Three Imaginary Girls debuts two new Smittens videos today. You can check out the post here or simply read below.

Debut of two brand new Smittens videos
Submitted by keenan dowers on June 1, 2009.

I am pleased to announce the debut of The Smittens new video for "One Hundred Roses" off their HHBTM album The Coolest Thing About Love. This song has been ruling my world since I got the record last summer, with its perfectly Magnetic Fields-y chorus "It doesn't mean that I love you any less/It only means that I'm a mess".

Not only that, but we also have the debut of another video from The Coolest Thing..., "Magpies and Eccles Cake", which is a collection of live videos.

Here's what they have to say about it:

The two videos, both made by Rob Koier with "One Hundred Roses" filmed at the VCAM studio and incorporating a lot of David Zacharis’ artwork – drawings and felt dolls – and "Magpies and Eccles Cake" using footage filmed at our last local VT show. One looks like a candy confection and the other looks more like a 70’s rock film in slow motion. Interesting contrast, and different sides of the visual representation of the band. We can’t wait to share them with you!