The Bitters are Aerin Fogel and Ben Cook (Fucked Up, Young Governor). Formed in the east end of Toronto, The Bitters write and record their self-proclaimed cave pop from their studio, an artistic cooperative shared with Toronto's most creative musicians. Their debut 12″ EP, Wooden Glove, was released on Captured Tracks in 2009 and sold out shortly after, having been instantly well-received among tough critics and keen listeners alike. The band is a result of Cook and Fogel's prolific efforts and their ability to construct songs ranging from 50's melodies atop dark post-punk instrumentals, to 90's throwback alternative and grunge, which stems from their unique dynamic as friends and partners. It's all here on their 2010 full-length debut East General.