thekman on 10/19/2009 at 04:01PM
In a city and an age where most pop is slanting towards minimalism and meticulously crafted apathy, the Portland band Dirty Mittens is a monstrous force of breezy pop goodness. With an ever-growing line up of guitars and horns and keyboards backing Chelsea Morrisey’s powerhouse of a voice, the band floods the stage with catchy, danceable hooks and hopelessly romantic lyrics.
I first saw the Dirty Mittens when they killed with the opening set at the 2009 PDX POP NOW music fest. It brings me great pleasure to release that performance now, under Creative Commons, with the Free Music Archive.