Published Aug 26, 2008When theyre not touring or hanging out as boyfriend and girlfriend, Brooklyns most adorable drum and synth duo Matt & Kim are recording amazing synth punk pop songs that will have you dancing up a storm in your bedroom and car. Still, since the release of their amazing debut, the band havent released a damn thing.
Thats all about to change with their upcoming album Grand. From a post on the bands MySpace, Matt said the following:
DAMN, it's been almost two years since Kim and I have released a single thing! In those two years our bodies have traveled... I guess... hundreds of thousands of miles?! Crazy when I think about it. Maybe that's why our friend Jay said, "I found this footage of you playing Fuck Yeah Fest 2006, and you looked so young." That was only two freakin years ago! So yes we put miles and years on these bodies, but with all the driving around in a '98 green Astro van I called President VANburen, there was little room for makin NEW music. By the way writing songs is one of my favorite things to do in the world.
For the past months, every spare minute we weren't touring we were working on a new album. We knew we needed to record somewhere we could feel creative, and for us, that wasn't a recording studio. We did the initial tracking in the bedroom I grew up in Vermont. It still has skateboarding posters all over the ceiling, silkscreen ink from making patches on the floor, and the memories of all the punks songs I wrote and recorded there since I was 14 years old, tucked away in boxes of 4-track tapes under my bed.
All in all, I feel the songs we recorded are the best music I've ever worked on in that room, or anywhere else for that matter. This song is the first anyone is hearing from our upcoming album GRAND. We chose GOOD OL FASHION NIGHTMARE to kick it off, in hopes that it'll serve you well for these last summer weeks.
The good folks at RCRD LBL are currently hosting the track for free download here. While it certainly retains the feel-good vibe of their previous material, the track is a catchy stomper that utilizes massive beats and layered synths to make you dance around like a goof more than mosh in your living room.
As always, the duo continue to tour, and will be popping up to Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto on their upcoming North American tour.
Matt & Kim tour dates:
10/31 Brooklyn NY, Danbro Brewery - Warehouse
11/3 Cambridge MA - Middle East Downstairs
11/5 Northampton MA - Iron Horse
11/6 Montreal QC - Il Motore
11/7 Ottawa ON - Mavericks
11/8 Toronto ON - Whippersnapper Space
11/10 Detroit MI - Magic Stick
11/11 Chicago IL - Subterranean
11/12 Chicago IL - Subterranean
11/13 Dekalb IL - The House Cafe
11/14 Minneapolis MN - Triple Rock Social Club
11/15 Madison WI - Union South
11/17 Bloomington IN - Uncle Festers
11/18 Covington KY- Mad Hatter Club
11/20 Cleveland Heights OH - Grog Shop
11/21 Pittsburgh PA - William Pitt Union Assembly Room
Matt and Kim "Yea Yeah