Premiere: Mr Little Jeans Shares New Swirling ’80s Anthem, ‘Stitches’


Premiere: Mr Little Jeans Shares New Swirling ’80s Anthem, ‘Stitches’


Photography: Nolwen Cifuentes

Monica Birkenes is the brains behind electro-pop outfit, Mr Little Jeans. The Norwegian singer first introduced herself to the world with a dreamy cover of Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs,” awash in synths and Birkenes’ reverb-drenched vocals. With 2014’s Pocketknife, a moody pop record packed with lovelorn ballads, Mr Little Jeans solidified itself as one of indie’s most promising new acts.

Now, Birkenes is gearing up to release her sophomore EP, F E V E R S, on October 21. Darker than Pocketknife, F E V E R S combines Mr Little Jeans’ brand of electronica with ’80s-inspired pop anthems. Lead single, “Stitches,” offers a bright, airy soundtrack for first loves—part New Order, part Beauty and The Beat. “Stitches” is heightened by Tim Anderson’s fresh production, with swirling new wave synths and punchy drums providing the perfect backdrop for Birkenes’ lofty vocals.

Listen to the BULLETT premiere, below, and mark your calendars with Mr Little Jeans’ upcoming North American tour dates.

11/1/16:    Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall

11/3/16:    New York, NY – Berlin

11/4/16:    Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade

11/5/16:    Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda's

11/6/16:    Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

11/7/16:    Montreal, QC – Newspeak

11/8/16:    Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall

11/10/16:  Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

11/11/16:  Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

11/12/16:  Davenport, IA – The Village Theatre

11/13/16:  Omaha – Slowdown

11/14/16:  Kansas City, – Riot Room

11/17/16:  Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge

11/18/16:  Salt Lake City UT – Kilby Court

11/19/16:  Boise, ID – The Olympic

11/20/16:  Portland, OR – Wonderland Ballroom

11/21/16:  Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern

11/22/16:  Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret

11/30/16:  Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

12/1/16:    San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

12/3/16:    Los Angeles, CA – Teragram

12/4/16:    San Diego, CA – Soda Bar

12/8/16:    Santa Barbara – Soho Music Club

12/9/16:    Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse