Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Go West!

Tomorrow is the beginning of tour! I should be asleep but I'm too excited. The first show is tomorrow in LA at Redwood Bar and Grill. For our complete tour schedule go here.
I hope to meet some new folks and are looking forward to seeing old friends. Don't be shy if you come to a show, say hi! Well I'm off to do some last minute packing. I'll leave you with a picture of some of our old merchandise pins that I came across today.
xoxo, Littlest

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Three Imaginary Girls Talk About Our Seattle Show

Hey all!
Just a quick post to say The Smittens are so close to our West Coast tour. One week left until we head out! I'm so excited to see friends old and new and play some great shows! One of my good friends moved to Seattle in the last couple of months and I'm really looking forward to seeing her and playing here. Also the lovely Three Imaginary Girls wrote about our Seattle show on their site. Thanks ladies! Read the article below or click on the site link to take you to their website directly.
xoxo, Littlest

Seattle's very own one-night popfest: The Smittens, Math & Physics Club, The Special Places, Monnone Alone {ex-Lucksmiths}
The best thing about the San Francisco PopFest, besides the fabulous line-up gathered in one city over five consecutive days for the massive delight of p-fest attendees, is fact that all of those PopFest bands sometimes spread their west coast wings and, in the most wonderful of cases, travel north to visit us in Seattle.

On Friday, June 3 at the Rendezvous we have just such a migration from SF as two Seattle (and imaginary favorite) bands share a bill with two indie-popolicious artists from far away to make my one-night-mini-popfest dreams come true.

Opening the night is Monnone Alone, a band consisting of the most charming Lucksmiths' bassist of all time, Mark Monnone {and, sometimes, a couple very talented friends}. There has been a hole in our heart since the Lucksmiths called it quits (or how we like to remember it, put a hiccup in our happiness by hitting the 'pause' button), and here comes Monnone Alone to the rescue.

Next up is Seattle's Special Places, a duo consisting of Jenny Mears and Corianton Hale from Tullycraft. They just put the finishing touches on their first ever release and, fingers crossed, we will be able to pick up the EP at the show (maybe?). Perhaps they will include an acoustic cover of "Enter Sandman" in their set? Would any one-night-mini-popfest be complete *without* an acoustic cover of "Enter Sandman?"

Keeping the hometown vibe going will be Math & Physics Club. This is their last Seattle show before they head off to the great island across the pond to play IndieTracks (we've talked about how it's our dream to go to IndieTracks, right?) and a UK tour. It's so neat to think that Seattle's very own MaPC are going to play stages in Manchester, Glasgow , and London! Let's all pat their backs and wish them well on their big trip.

Rounding out the night, Vermont's The Smittens will take the stage and fill the room with sweet pop melodies about love, friendship, and gumdrops. I don't think they've never played Seattle, so this is our first ever chance to scream for "something sassy" at the top of our lungs.

Sounds like one pop-mazing, pop-tastic, pop-ilicious, pop-derful night right?!!?

Monday, May 16, 2011


Hello All!
Our niece Sophie was born this weekend. We are beyond happy to finally meet her. She is so precious. Here is my sister in the hospital. I couldn't believe how strong and full of energy she was just less then a day after labor. She is a super star. That's my brother looking like a proud Uncle. Oh and of course me the proud aunt. I took so many pictures of just Sophie but didn't want to over load this post. I can't wait to spend more time with her and get to know her better.
We heart her. Hope you all are having a great start to your week.
xoxo, Littlest

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Queen City Craft Bazaar 2011

Hey all!
I wanted to tell you to go to the Queen City Craft Bazaar on June 4th here in Burlington, VT. It's going to be a fantastic event. I've gone previous years and been blown away by the talent and unique crafts. It's so cool it made the Boston Globe.
For more information visit the website here.

Monday, May 09, 2011

The Smittens Hit The West Coast

Hi all,
I've been slacking in the blogging department the last two weeks. Honestly I don't know where the time went! The band has been recording a bunch and is nearly done! We are super excited for our first west coast tour! For all the information and the bands we're playing with go to our NEWS section.
Here is the quick information for our tour:
1 May 25, 2011, Los Angeles, CA @ the Redwood Bar & Grill
2 May 26, 2011, Joshua Tree, CA @ Art Queen Gallery
3 May 27, 2011, San Francisco, CA @ the Rickshaw Stop (San Francisco Popfest!)
4 May 30, 2011, Sacramento, CA @ Sacramento International Popfest BBQ
5 May 31, 2011, San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah
6 June 1, 2011, Portland, OR @ Ella Street Social Club
7 June 2, 2011, Portland, OR @ the Knife Shop
8 June 3, 2011, Seattle, WA @ the Jewelbox Theater
9 June 4, 2011, Olympia, WA @ Northern

We are so excited to be back again for San Francisco Popfest! Not to mention be playing new towns and seeing old friends and meeting new ones! Last summer we toured the United Kingdom and Europe with our friends Allo Darlin' and are so excited to be playing with them at the Rickshaw Stop 5/27.

Last month The Smittens did a photo shoot for some new press kit pictures with Sam Simon. We're very pleased with the way they turned out we may use some for other projects too! Here are a few including an out take of Max and I.
Hope you are all having a fabulous Monday. Spread the word that The Smittens are coming to town!
Thanks, Littlest