We have been loving the sounds of Matt + Kim lately and wanted to be sure to share! The indie dance duo/couple formed in Brooklyn, New York in 2004 consisting of Matt Johnson (vocals, keyboards) and Kim Schifino (drums, vocals) is known for their DIY attitude toward music. They have released four studio albums to date: Matt & Kim (2006), Grand (2009), Sidewalks (2010) and Lightning (2012).
After the success of their first album, Matt & Kim signed with the FADER label releasing their next three. They gained popularity with indie fans over the years through their many outgoing tours. The duo, known for their energetic shows, wrote, recorded, and produced their last album in their Brooklyn home studio. Praised for the albums dynamic sounds, their single “Let’s Go” was performed live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon prior to launching a 2012 headlining sold-out North American tour.
Our favorite song is “Daylight” which was was the first single from their second studio album Grand. The duo performed this song on August 26, 2009 on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show. The song appears in the video game NBA Live 10 and is the only non-hip hop song on the soundtrack! The lyrics are inspiring and upbeat ending with the line “And in the daylight I don’t pick up my phone because in the daylight anywhere feels like home.” Check out the quirky video here: