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Last week, singer/musician Chelsea Morrisey wrote us to say that her band Dirty Mittens were no longer. That band was perennially one of Portland's most enjoyable acts, offering a fervent, energetic live show of breezy, danceable pop tunes. Their recorded material was not far behind; their 2011 record Heart of Town contained some indelible pop gems.

Despite the bad news of the band's breakup, Morrisey had silver-lining news to offer as well. Morrisey and some members of Dirty Mittens are carrying on under a different name—Artifice—offering a radically different sound. She answered our quick questions about the new group and the end of Dirty Mittens.

That Q&A is over on End Hits—click through to check it out.