Brooklyn’s own Matt And Kim are no Sonny And Cher, even if they are dating. Mostly because they don’t have their own comedy show yet. Yet. Oh, and they actually play instruments. That’s another reason.
That’s not to say they know how to play them, exactly. When the pair met at Pratt (yup, they’re design kids), they had no musical background and the synths, keyboards and percussion they so lovingly manhandle were foreign tools to them. But roughly four years later, the two have captured the imagination of the indie dance scene with their poppy, electronic originals that are as catchy as they are innocent.
Having released their self-titled debut in 2006 on iheartcomix, the pair spent the better part of the last two years on the road, hitting Lollapalooza, SXSW and the Siren Music Fest. They then trekked up to Matt’s childhood home of Vermont and recorded Grand, their upcoming sophomore record, which from the sound of it, isn’t nearly as bucolic as its setting might suggest.
Matt And Kim play Grand’s record release party at Music Hall Of Williamsburg on Thursday, Jan. 22 before going out West and then later jumping on a tour with Cut Copy that’s scheduled to hit NYC in late March. Music Hall Of Williamsburg is located at 66 N. 6th St. in Brooklyn and is 16-plus only. Tickets are $10 and surprise guests are expected (Don’t ask, because I don’t know.). For more info, visit mattandkimmusic.com.