Got to interview an excellent local band recently–Burlington, Vermont’s indie pop darlings the Smittens. They’re sweet and optimistic, but have never lost the proud political edge and “roll up your sleeves” DIY ethic that brought them together. Their most recent CD release was Believe Me, released last year by FIKA Recordings. You can listen to them on Spotify, check out the video for “Burning Streets of Rome” on YouTube, or find out more about them at smittens.com. I did this interview for a regular podcast, but logistical difficulties have delayed that release. I’m making it available below, at least until the podcast ducks are rowed.