Need To Know: Mitten

3.8.2011

By Noah Michelson

Photo: Remy Steiner

Brooklyn-based duo Joanna Katcher (right) and Maia Macdonald (left)  -- aka Mitten -- wrote the songs on their debut EP, See You Bye, via email. Katcher would send Macdonald a bit of music and a few hours later she'd send the vocals back. The two continued this way until they had built enough shimmering electro-folky songs to put out the EP and begin playing around NYC in earnest (along with percussionist Ryan Fitch in tow) and now they're storming the city's indie music scene.

We caught up with Mitten to chat about how they got their curious name, being queer musicians, and more:

After our interview, Katcher and Macdonald stuck around to play us an acoustic version of their song "Cavalcade":

For more on Mitten, including the opportunity to buy See You Bye and find out when you can next catch them on stage, head to their official website and follow them on Twitter.

-- NOAH MICHELSON

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