See You Bye

by Mitten

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released 28 January 2011
Mitten is Joanna Katcher and Maia Macdonald.

All songs written, recorded, performed, produced, mixed and arranged by Mitten*.
All songs recorded at Perceptional Production, NY.
Mastered by Jessica Thompson at The Magic Shop, NY.
Mitten live is: Joanna Katcher, Maia Macdonald and Ryan Fitch.

*Percussion performed by Ryan Fitch on "Similar Sense". Additional percussion by Ryan Fitch on "You're The Runner". Additional guitar by Scott J. Ordway on "Similar Sense".


Press:
“Their unique sound is very ‘elegant, subdued, intricate, and unexpected.’” - MTV Music

"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

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Mitten Brooklyn, New York

In late 2009, Maia and Joanna bonded over whiskey and salt bagels.

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. ... more

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Track Name: All That I've Got
can i get you to put it on hold
don't walk away but leave me on my own
for a minute not for a lot
'cause what i give is all that i've got

wanted to be the one that could save you
you turned it on me
i'll follow through
for a minute not for a lot
because what i give is all that i've got

i'm torn in two
i cannot go because i need you

return to your home
make a note of all the things you've left undone
tell me that it's where i go
you make me want to run

dissolve these steel beams - they're all in motion
i'll build them again and you will hold signs in the wind
i'm fine with this in the end

what if i was another me?
hold on, i'm on my way
summer solace
see you agree that what i have is all that i need
what i give is all that i've got

return to your home
make a note of all the things you've left undone
tell me that it's where i go
you make me want to run

you make me want to run
Track Name: Cavalcade
see how much i'm calling
see it fall and see it rise again
i think i might be getting better
i want to see you put together

you hide away for awhile
leave me to explain to our friends
i'm not the kind of person to decide
don't think you have to choose sides

i just need some sky
i just need a room
have i been made hard
did i even try

see how i've been living
didn't give up, i just got busy and now
there are things that i've been given
i'm trying not to throw them out

i just need some sky
i just need a room
have i been made hard
did i even try
did i even try
did i even try

i wanna see you put together

i just need some sky
i just need a room
have i been made hard
did i even try

see how much i'm calling
see it fall and see it rise again

i think i might be getting better
i want to see you put together
Track Name: 742
when i was much younger the sky was open wider to me
forgiving all my prayers
oh don't you go there

varying them still
paint them red you know i will, you know i will

i want to get back to a mountain range and i am little
hills on the left and a lake in the middle
paint them red you know i will, you know i will

it gets a little cloudy at times
i think i might have made it up or was it real life
are you kidding me?
he got stung by a nest of bees
we felt like the kids from that movie - including the morbid scenes
are you kidding me?

get in the car get in the car get in the car get in the car get in the car

at the bottom of the lake in the middle, there is an entire town and you row between those hills,
what you'll see is church steeple.
what you'll see is a church steeple.
Track Name: Similar Sense
in the city of sleep it is everyone i meet
who has a similar sense of sound
makes me wonder how i long i can last here
makes me wonder if this is my last year around

calming down my hands i walked away
saw that i was not far from the water
from the water and the ways that i was
so i stayed there

and i watch and weigh
some people i've left here
and the water and the water and wood - i think its like last year

you know how much i wanna feel this
now now but its a waste for
you know i don't average out as much as i would like
so i'm here another day
collecting my things to wade through
though i did not anticipate you, i did not anticipate you

it makes no sense to me
i gave and i gave
there is nothing i wont say to you
standing outside your room

i'm gonna hold it down and go
its safe where i know
in the city of sleep it is everyone i meet

you know how much i wanna feel this
now now but its a waste for
you know i don't average out as much as i would like
so i'm here another day
collecting my things to wade through
though i did not anticipate you, i did not anticipate you
Track Name: Solitary Moves
its gotten good outside but where am i?
its gotten good outside and i'm inside, i'm inside, i'm inside
i'm inside, i'm inside, i'm inside

there is a light that's given off that i can see but i resolve that i'm inside
i want the rain to fall and do not let me down

let me down, let me down
do not let me down, let me down, let me down

could it be?
my stride is heaving
and i fast forward, a door is wide open before me
i am solitary moves - my eyes are closing

i'm alone for days and you know i fight my fate
i'm bridled and circling
oh, to rail on restraint
i right my head now watch as i fall fall fall down

and I'm inside, I'm inside I'm inside

it's gotten outside, but where am i?
i want the rain to fall and do not let me down

there is a light that's given off, that i can see
but i resolve that i'm inside
Track Name: You're The Runner
balanced out, you're much better
i'm more jealous than I ever let on
measured the land - i'm on a cantilever
you look much better

oh the people you meet, strangers charmed right off their feet
you know, i still have the key to your door
whats more - i knew what was in there before
i know, i know

balanced out, you're much better
i'm more jealous than i ever
measured the land
i'm on a cantilever
that was all for you
you were all on me

i need you to listen

your hometown
it's no wonder you get tired
everything is pulling you under
but you're also all better
i'm on a cantilever
i wanna be the good one
wanna be the money one
you're the runner
i'm the writer
i think we'll be all better

balanced out, you're much better
i'm more jealous than I ever
(i think i might do it again)
measured the land, i'm on a cantilever
(and in spite of the indignity, that was all for you, you were all on me)
i need you to listen