Believe Me

by The Smittens

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Formed on a whim at a party in 2002 the Smittens have emerged as one of America's best- loved underground indiepop quintets, releasing 3 full-length albums, a remix ep, and a handful of singles and compilation appearances. Their fourth studio album, Believe Me, is due out on London's Fika Recordings in summer, 2012.
As a fixture on the international indiepop festival circuit, with appearances at the Indietracks festival, Athens Popfest, NYC Popfest, Popfest New England, San Francisco Popfest, London Popfest, and the Cosy Den Festival in Stockholm, the Smittens have been bringing their lively, melodic sound to new fans every chance they get. In summer 2012 the Smittens are heading back to Europe for their most ambitious adventure yet, this time with the fabulous help of backup singer/soapmaker Missy Bly.
To date the Smittens have toured across the US and in Canada, the UK, France, Sweden, Germany, and Denmark and have shared the stage with many bands they admire including Allo Darlin’, Math & Physics Club, Tullycraft, The Mountain Goats, The Undertones, Ballboy, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Mates of State, We Are Scientists, Mirah, The Butchies, Kimya Dawson, Dub Narcotic Sound System, Tender Trap, Bishop Allen, The Essex Green, Comet Gain, Standard Fare, Bunnygrunt, The Manhattan Love Suicides, Cats On Fire, Dear Nora, James Kochalka Superstar, and even Richie Havens!

"The Smittens have the power to embody to a tee the style known as twee" Losing Today
"The closest America has yet come to the transcendent pop/squall mix of Scotland’s terrific twee bands like The Pastels." New Haven (CT) Advocate
"[Gentlefication Now! is] one of the best home recorded indie pop records of all time." Bee's Knees #20
"Imagine a band that shut themselves up in the garage with albums by the Archies and Talking Heads and you sort of get the idea of what these folks sound like." Knoxville (TN) News-Sentinel
"If the Disney Channel were run by K Records, the Smittens would be the hugest! Their multi-tracked harmonies, sugar-rush guitar melodies, and DIY synth burbles and cute outfits are relentlessly, huggably adorable." Boston Phoenix
"Imagine you're in a room with five people all singing their hearts out, and their voices sound so good together, and their songs are filled with love and hope, [and] their songs sound good, and make you feel good, and in that room you feel like the world is good, and people are good, and things are changing for the better. That's what the little revolution of The Smittens' new album is like." Erasing Clouds
"one of the best indie pop albums in years" PopMatters "THE twee pop album of 2008" Kingem
"another indiepop jewel" The Athens Exchange
"a must for any lover of twee" The Flatlander
"honest, simple, cute, and perfect" Efeito Musical

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released July 23, 2012

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The Smittens Burlington, Vermont

The Smittens are a hard-working, globe-trotting independent American twee pop band from Burlington, Vermont. The band is friends first and open-hearted indiepop
revolutionaries after that. Max Andrucki, Colin Clary, Dana Kaplan, Holly Chagnon, and David Zacharis switch up instruments, song-writing, and singing to create catchy, harmony driven twee ballads, pop anthems, and queer love songs.
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Track Name: Typing, Texting
WE'RE GROWING, WE'RE CHANGING/CONSTANTLY REARRANGING/I'M LOOKING INSIDE, YOU'RE LOOKING OUT/WE'RE TYPING, WE'RE TEXTING/SOMETIMES SECOND GUESSING/BUT I'LL TELL YOU ONE THING/I'LL NEVER GO WITHOUT/YOU IN MY LIFE/YOU KEEP ME CLOSE TO THE HEART/WHEN I'M INCLINED TO STRAY FROM IT/YOU IN MY LIFE / YOU'RE WRIT- ING, I'M SINGING / SOON EVERYONE IS CLINGING ON TO THE MAGIC / OF THE MOMENT THAT WE'VE GOT/YOU'RE FAMILY, I'M FAMILY / THERE'S JUST AN UNDERSTANDING / WE GO TOGETHER / IT'S NOTHING OR IT'S ALL / YOU IN MY LIFE / YOU KEEP ME DOING ME / EVEN WHEN IT'S HARD TO BE / YOU IN MY LIFE / IN MY LIFE/YEAH, YOU IN MY LIFE / YOU KEEP ME WRAPPED UP IN LOVE / AND I'M FOREVER PROUD OF / YOU IN MY LIFE, IN MY LIFE/WE'RE GROWING, WE'RE CHANGING / CONSTANTLY REARRANGING / I'M LOOKING INSIDE, YOU'RE LOOKING OUT/WE'RE TYPING, WE'RE TEXTING / SOMETIMES SECOND GUESSING / BUT I'LL TELL YOU ONE THING / I'LL NEVER GO WITHOUT/YOU IN MY LIFE.
Track Name: Burning Streets Of Rome
WHAT A KINGDOM IN THOSE PANTS / FROM THE NORTH OF ENGLAND TO THE SOUTH OF FRANCE / WHAT A THRILL TO WATCH YOU DANCE / TO ALEJANDRO AND BAD ROMANCE/WELL, I'M WORKING OUT THE CRIME / AND IF NOT THIS WEEK, PERHAPS NEXT TIME / I'M TURNING ON THIS DIME / A PINCH OF SUGAR AND A DASH OF LIME/BUT ALL THE WAY BACK HOME / THROUGH THE BURNING STREETS OF ROME / ALL THE WAY BACK HOME / I'M BELTING OUT THIS POEM/BUBBLEGUM, BUBBLEGUM, PANIC ATTACK / THERE'S A CUTE BOY WHO LIKES ME BACK / DON'T SAY NOTHING 'BOUT IT NOW, WHAT'S THE CRAIC / IT'S A CUTE BOY WHO LIKES ME BACK/FIDDLE MY WAY BACK HOME / THROUGH THE BURNING STREETS OF ROME / I CAN FEEL IT IN YOUR BONES / THROUGH ALL THE SUBSTITUTES FOR TELE- PHONES / I'M SLEEPING IN MY CLOTHES / EMOTICONS ARE MY ONLY PROSE/YEAH, THE JACKET'S CORDUROY / A SINGLE SHRUG, MY WORLD DESTROYED / THIS PLASTIC BAG'S A TOY / SO LET ME SUFFOCATE YOU, BOY/WRITE ANOTHER POEM / FORGET YOU HARDLY KNOW HIM/BUBBLEGUM, BUBBLEGUM, PANIC ATTACK / IT'S A CUTE BOY WHO LIKES ME BACK / DON'T SAY NOTHING 'BOUT IT NOW, WHAT'S THE CRAIC / THERE'S A CUTE BOY WHO LIKES ME BACK/BUBBLEGUM, BUBBLEGUM, PANIC ATTACK / IT'S A NICE BOY WHO LIKES ME BACK / SAY A LITTLE PRAYER AND JUST CUT ME SOME SLACK / THERE'S A CUTE BOY WHO LIKES ME BACK/ALL THE WAY BACK HOME / I'M SINGING OUT THIS POEM / ALL THE WAY BACK HOME / THROUGH THE BURNING STREETS OF ROME.
Track Name: Turn The Music Up!
TURN THE MUSIC UP / LET'S PRETEND IT'S 85 DEGREES / I'LL POUR A DRINK FOR YOU / AND THEN I'LL POUR A DRINK FOR ME/IT'S WINTERTIME AGAIN / AND ON THE
LINE'S OUR SANITY / SO LET'S DO IT, DARLIN' / IT’S YOU AND ME/COME SIT DOWN / WE'LL DREAM ABOUT ALL THE PLACES WE COULD BE / CHINATOWN, LO1
NDON UNDERGROUND / YOU KNOW, IT ALL SOUNDS GOOD TO ME/ITS WINTERTIME AGAIN / AND ALL I WANT IS TO BE FREE / SO LET'S GET TO IT, DARLIN' / WON'T YOU COME ALONG WITH ME/IT'S TIME TO HIBERNATE / WELCOME IN THE SEASON'S FATE / WE'RE MOVING SLOWER THAN BEFORE / LAYERS THAT PROTECT OUR SKIN / WITH DECADENCE AND DISCIPLINE / I'LL SHOW YOU MINE IF YOU WILL SHOW ME YOURS/GATHER ROUND, I'M READY TO BE FOUND / NO MORE HIDING ANYMORE / IT'S WRITTEN IN THE CARDS / SEALED WITHIN THE STARS / YOU'VE NEVER BEEN ONE TO IGNORE/IT'S WINTER- TIME AGAIN / WE'RE DIGGING IN DEEPER THAN WE WERE BEFORE / SO LET'S GET THROUGH IT, DARLIN' / WE KNOW HOW TO KEEP EACH OTHER WARM/TURN THE MUSIC UP / LET'S PRETEND IT'S 85 DEGREES.
Track Name: First Bus
EVERYBODY'S FALLING APART THESE DAYS / BUT LIFE AIN'T GOT A HOLD OF ME / YEAH, EVERYBODY'S FALLING APART THESE DAYS / AND LIFE AIN'T GOT A HOLD OF ME/EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT YOU GOTTA PLAY TOUGH / IF YOU DON'T WANNA GET BEATEN UP / EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT YOU GOTTA PLAY TOUGH / IF YOU DON'T WANNA GET BEATEN UP/I DISAGREE/I DISAGREE WITH YR THEORY / ARE YOU KIDDING, REALLY? / EVERYONE I KNOW AGREES / THAT EVERYBODY'S FALLING APART THESE DAYS / AND LIFE AIN'T GOT A HOLD OF ME/I REST MY CASE ON ME / LIVING TAKES A LIFETIME, I'LL GO CRAZY / WAITING FOR THE ENDING/I'M NOT THE LAST BUS OUTTA TOWN / I'M NOT A PROBLEM TO BREAK DOWN / I'M NOT THE THING TO REMEMBER WHEN YOU REMEMBER TO REMEMBER/IT'S NEVER EASY TO FALL OUT / OF THE ONLY GANG IN TOWN / YOU'RE NOT THE FIRST BUS TO BREAK DOWN, YOU'RE NOT THE FIRST BUS TO BREAK DOWN/I'M NOT THE LAST BUS OUTTA TOWN / I'M NOT A PROBLEM TO BREAK DOWN / I'M NOT THE THING TO REMEMBER WHEN YOU REMEMBER TO REMEMBER/IT'S NEVER EASY TO FALL OUT / OF THE ONLY GANG IN TOWN / YOU'RE NOT THE FIRST BUS TO BREAK DOWN/I REST MY CASE ON ME / LIVING TAKES A LIFETIME, I'LL GO CRAZY / WAITING FOR THE ENDING/I'M NOT THE FIRST TRAIN OUTTA TOWN / NOT A KID TO KICK AROUND / YOU'RE NOT THE FIRST BUS TO BREAK DOWN / YOU'RE NOT THE FIRST BUS TO BREAK DOWN/YOU'RE NOT THE FIRST QUEEN WITH NO CROWN / I'M NOT A BOY JUST HANGIN' ROUND / WE CAN STILL GET OUTTA TOWN / WE CAN STILL GET OUTTA TOWN/I'M NOT THE LAST BUS OUTTA TOWN / I'M NOT A PROBLEM TO BREAK DOWN / I'M NOT THE THING TO REMEMBER WHEN YOU REMEMBER TO REMEMBER/IT'S NEVER EASY TO FALL OUT / OF THE ONLY GANG IN TOWN / YOU'RE NOT THE FIRST BUS TO BREAK DOWN / YOU'RE NOT THE FIRST BUS TO BREAK DOWN/YOU'RE NOT THE FIRST QUEEN WITH NO CROWN / I'M NOT A BOY JUST HANGIN' ROUND / WE CAN STILL GET OUTTA TOWN / YOU'RE NOT THE FIRST BUS TO BREAK DOWN.
Track Name: Birthday Reminder
IN CASE YOU NEED TO BE REMINDED / IN CASE IT DIDN'T SEEM SINCERE / I'LL SAY IT LOUD AND WITH INTENTION / AND HOPE FOR YOU IT BECOMES CLEAR/YOU DESERVE THE WORLD TO SING TO YOU / FROM ARGENTINA TO KALAMAZOO / I'D GIVE A THOUSAND WISHES ALL TO YOU / AND SPEND MY ONE WISH WISHING YOURS CAME TRUE / ‘COS IN YOUR ROOM ALL DARK AND LONELY / AND FULL OF CRAP YOU'RE NEVER GONNA USE / IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE IN EVER WINNING / WHEN ALL YOU KNOW IS HOW TO LOSE/BUT YOU DESERVE THE WORLD TO SING TO YOU / FROM SOUTHERN AFRICA TO ULURU / I'D WISH A THOUSAND WISHES JUST FOR YOU / AND THEN I'D PRAY THAT ONE WISH WOULD COME TRUE / ONE WISH WOULD COME TRUE / ‘COS IN YOUR ROOM ALL DARK AND LONELY / AND FULL OF CRAP YOU'RE NEVER GONNA USE / IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE IN EVER WINNING / WHEN ALL YOU KNOW IS HOW TO LOSE/BUT YOU DESERVE THE WORLD TO SING TO YOU / FROM ARGENTINA TO KALAMAZOO / I'D GIVE A THOUSAND WISHES ALL TO YOU / AND SPEND MY ONE WISH WISHING YOURS CAME TRUE/YOU DESERVE THE WORLD TO SING TO YOU / FROM SOUTHERN AFRICA TO ULURU / I'D WISH A THOUSAND WISHES JUST FOR YOU / AND THEN I'D PRAY THAT ONE WISH WOULD COME TRUE / ONE WISH WOULD COME TRUE / ONE WISH WOULD COME TRUE / TRUE / IN CASE YOU NEED TO BE REMINDED / IN CASE IT DIDN'T SEEM SINCERE / I'LL SAY IT LOUD AND WITH INTENTION / AND HOPE FOR YOU IT BECOMES CLEAR.
Track Name: Heart Goes Pop
TRY AND DO EVERYTHING THAT I WANT TO - YOU'RE SO PRETTY / I COULD CRY WHEN YOU'RE AWAY / (AND YOU'RE AWAY TODAY)/TRY AND DO EVERYTHING THAT I WANT TO / IT'S NOT THE SAME WHEN YOU'RE GONE, GONE, GONE, GONE / GONE, GONE, GONE/BUT YOU CAN'T MAKE ME STOP / EVERY TIME MY HEART GOES POP / I'LL TRY AND DO EVERYTHING THAT I WANT TO/TRY AND DO EVERY THING THAT I WANT TO - I LOVE MY CITY / IT'S THE TOWN WE'RE IN – WHERE TO BEGIN?/IS IT THE PEOPLE OR THE PLACES? / THE GREEN WIDE OPEN SPACES? / IT'S MY BABY, IT'S MY HEART / AND IT'S RIGHT NOW, NOW, NOW/AND YOU CAN'T MAKE ME STOP / EVERY TIME MY HEART GOES POP / YOU CAN'T MAKE ME STOP / COME GO WITH ME/AND I DON'T CARE / YOU'RE NOT AS SQUARE / AS THE PAVING STONES / ON MY WALK HOME/I WALK A BEAT / I'D CROSS THE STREET / TO WIN THE LOTTERY / YOUR KISS MEANS MORE TO ME/AND I DON'T CARE / YOU'RE NOT AS SQUARE / AS THE PAVING STONES / ON MY WALK HOME/I WALK A BEAT / I'D CROSS THE STREET / TO WIN THE LOTTERY / YOUR KISS
MEANS MORE TO ME/AND YOU CAN'T MAKE ME STOP / EVERY TIME MY HEART GOES POP / I'LL TRY AND DO EVERYTHING THAT I WANT TO/TRY AND DO EV
ERYTHING THAT I WANT TO / YOU'RE SO PRETTY / I COULD CRY WHEN YOU'RE AWAY / (AND YOU'RE AWAY TODAY)/TRY AND DO EVERYTHING THAT I WANT TO / IT'S NOT THE SAME WHEN YOU'RE GONE, GONE, GONE, GONE / GONE,
GONE, GONE/BUT YOU CAN'T MAKE ME STOP / EVERY TIME MY HEART GOES POP / I'LL TRY AND DO EVERYTHING THAT I WANT TO.
Track Name: Dream World
I'M LIVING IN A DREAMWORLD / I'M STARING AT THE SKY / I'LL FEEL THIS WAY FOREVER / MINE NOT TO REASON WHY/THE SKY, THE CLOUDS, THE GREEN ON THE HORIZON / ERASE MY SKIN AND PULL ME UP TO HEAVEN/BUT ALL THE WEIGHT I JUST PUT ON / NEVER GONNA COME OFF, NEVER GONNA COME OFF / NEVER GONNA COME OFF / ALL THE THINGS THAT JUST WENT WRONG / NEVER GONNA COME RIGHT, NEVER GONNA COME RIGHT / NEVER GONNA COME RIGHT/I'M LIVING IN A DREAMWORLD / FAR UNDERNEATH THE SEA / I'M FLOATING TO THE SURFACE / BUOYED BY MY BUOYANCY / BUT ALL THE WEIGHT I JUST PUT ON / NEVER GONNA COME OFF, NEVER GONNA COME OFF / NEVER GONNA COME OFF / ALL THE THINGS THAT JUST WENT WRONG / NEVER GONNA COME RIGHT, NEVER GONNA COME RIGHT / NEVER GONNA COME RIGHT/ALL THE WEIGHT I JUST PUT ON / THE MUSCLE AND THE BONE, THE WATER AND THE STONE / NEVER GONNA COME OFF, NEVER GONNA COME OFF / THE LAGER AND THE WINE, ALL THAT PRESSURE ON MY SPINE/ALL THE WEIGHT I JUST PUT ON AND ALL THE THINGS THAT JUST WENT WRONG / AND ALL THE WEIGHT I JUST PUT ON AND ALL THE THINGS THAT JUST WENT WRONG/ALL THE WEIGHT I JUST PUT ON / NEVER GONNA COME OFF, NEVER GONNA COME OFF / NEVER GONNA COME OFF / ALL THE THINGS THAT JUST WENT WRONG / NEVER GONNA COME RIGHT, NEVER GONNA COME RIGHT / NEVER GONNA COME RIGHT/I'M LIVING IN A DREAMWORLD / I'M STARING AT THE SKY / I'LL FEEL THIS WAY FOREVER / MINE NOT TO REASON WHY.