Bitter:Sweet is an electronic/trip-hop duo with jazz-like qualities from Los Angeles. The band is comprised of Shana Halligan, who provides vocals and lyrics and composes the songs, and Kiran Shahani, who produces and composes the songs.
The duo was formed when Halligan answered an ad listed on Craigslist for a singer posted by Shahani, who, along with Rick Torres, had previously founded the Supreme Beings of Leisure. Their 11-track debut album, The Mating Game, was released April 4, 2006 under Quango Music Group.
In summer of 2007, Bitter:Sweet released The Remix Game, featuring reworked versions of tracks from The Mating Game by renowned producers such as Thievery Corporation, Fort Knox Five, Jed Smith and Skeewiff. These tracks were previously available only on vinyl, or unreleased.
In early February 2008, It was announced that the Duo would release an album of new material called 'Drama', due for realese June 3, 2008. A 30 second preview for their new song 'The Bomb', which was used as the theme music for Lipstick Jungle, could be heard on their myspace.