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Denver, Colorado, United States | SELF

Denver, Colorado, United States | SELF
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"Review: Broken Shoelaces and Sleeping Pills"

As the album progresses minute by minute, it transforms into pseudo-psychedelic rock, which may make you wonder what you did with your Velvet Underground collection. One of the best things about Broken Shoelaces And Sleeping Pills is that you can't guess when and how the songs' style will shift, but they tend to become more impressive as they continue. - Laura Eshelman, UCD Advocate

"The members of Mitya discuss their songwriting process in advance of tonight's CD release show"

Borrowing its name from the carousing, profligate brother in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic novel, The Brothers Karamazov, Mitya has spent the last handful of years evolving its sound and bringing together angular guitar textures with driving rhythms and dark, moody edges. At times the group evokes Pavement reigning in its excesses, and at others Mitya sounds like an upbeat Elephant 6 band. - Tom Murphy, Denver Westword

"Upcoming shows for the Denver area"

Mitya plays Thursday night, April 8th at the Skylark Lounge. You can't get much more indie than these guys. Sounding like Glenn Danzig singing for The Stray Cats with Sex Pistols talent, you will either love these guys or hate em'. What have you got to lose? Either way it should be a night to remember. -


Broken Shoelaces and Sleeping Pills (2011) is Mitya's first full-length album, recorded in our very own Basement Studio #3. Featuring eleven tracks, Mitya honed in on their post-punk sound while maintaining an eclectic mix of songs. See the UCD Advocate album review here:

In My Mind (2009) was produced as a 4-song EP ahead of Mitya's Great Plains "Unemployment" Tour in August 2009.

Are We Still Young? (2008) was Mitya's first attempt at recording. The 7-track EP shows hints of the sound that Mitya developed in the following years.



The four members of Mitya came together in the summer of 2008 out of a shared love of music. Unsure at first how well they would be able to blend such a wide range of influences, Mitya soon developed their own sound that tapped into Dan’s love of punk, Chad’s hard rock tendencies, Brent’s indie experimentation, and Chris’s psychedelic adventurism.

Mitya has been gigging around Denver since early 2009. In August of that year, the members took advantage of a period of unemployment to set up a three-state tour of the Great Plains.

Constantly writing new material, Mitya has recorded two EPs and one full-length album. They are currently beginning to write their next set of songs that will be performed live this summer.

See their Westword interview from September 2011: