Let's Go to Baba's

by Mittens on Strings

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1.
headheadheadheadheadheadheadheadLIGHTS
2.
03:42
my back's only a chair if it's you out there
3.
with their hands around the throat of imagination
4.
don't worry your head, into the fire it won't go, my friend
5.
03:22
lick the dew-eyed toad
6.
it keeps me grounded
7.
firearms fluttering down on me.
8.
if you write songs, then you can sing songs. if you don't write songs, you can't sing songs.
9.
02:16
today I was hit by a car...
10.
there are crowds outside, singing elephant micah songs
11.
touched by an angel, ravaged by a savage wraith
12.
02:03
I like snacks and things

about

We recorded this record - our second full length, and fourth release over all - in fits and spurts over the course of a year and a half. It was a blast to make at times, a drag at others. Listening back to it now, there are parts that still surprise me.

Arief Sless-Kitain from Time Out Chicago said that it "contrasts moody chamber-pop with a hedonistic edge. The record swims in distorted guitars and cascading spirals of psychedelic sound, while lyrics explore both everyday mundanity and the extraordinary. Cello highlights an autumnal current drifting through meditative tunes, but despite the Good Book references and existential undertones, a communal sense of humor shines through… Singer Alex Preston apes Lou Reed’s warbly drawl to fit his own indie intentions, but to accuse him of biting the notorious curmudgeon would be disingenuous. We can’t imagine Reed ever having this much fun."

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released September 29, 2009

Written, arranged, and produced by Mittens on Strings (David Badger, Alex Preston, Danah Albaum, Jacob Daneman, & Jonathan Schenke).

Additional instrumentation by Joe O'Connell, Meagan Pierce, Caitlin Macklin, & Scott Kagawa.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jonathan Schenke at Carterco Recording, Experimental Sound Studio & home. Assisted by David Badger & Tim Shaw.

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Mittens on Strings Chicago, Illinois

Mittens on Strings was a band from 2001-2010. They recorded one EP (Pushing Buttons) and played one show, then called it quits. The next summer they did the same thing (the Gregg EP). They kept doing shit like that for years, releasing two albums (Look Up the Sky!! and Let's Go to Baba's) and a final EP before calling it a day. ... more

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