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—always brilliantly lyrical, and often brazenly political. Band member, Dana Kaplan is also the Executive Director of Outright Vermont, an organization dedicated to build hope, equity, and power with LGBTQ+ youth in Vermont. His identity as a trans person has always informed his song-writing. 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. 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.