Mittens on Strings are a band of friends who have been playing music together in some shape or form since 2000. While the line-up has shifted around since its inception, the bonds are still there, with everyone, past and present, putting their musical two-cents into the newest and most accomplished recording they’ve made, Let’s Go To Baba’s, released digitally & on vinyl on September 29th on their own SOUNGS label.
Recorded by the band during off-hours in various studios over the better part of a year, Let’s Go To Baba’s is an album lush with string arrangements and assorted overdubs, while striving to retain the immediacy of each individual song. The album is a true group effort, where each member played an active role in it’s birth and rearing – no songwriter reigns supreme. As the narrator in the song “Lou Reed Says” reveals, “If you write songs, you can sing songs. If you don’t write songs, you can’t sing songs.”
Mittens on Strings made this stop-motion video for the song “The Flaming Pig” using dollar store purchases:
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Download the song “Big Brother” here: