Matt & Kim are a two-piece: Matt plays keys and Kim plays drums. The two met at Pratt Institute. Despite Kim having never played drums before and Matt having never played keyboard, they started the band in 2004.
Sidewalks is Matt and Kim’s 3rd full length, set for release Nov. 2nd on FADER Label. The songs were written by Matt & Kim and recorded in both Atlanta and NY with producers Ben Allen and Oliver Straus, respectively. The first single from the new album, “Cameras”, was released Aug. 31st and jumped to the number 14 spot on the iTunes Alternative Chart within the first hour its release.
The new album is the follow up to Grand, released in early 2009 via FADER Label. Grand achieved iTunes Top 10 single and album placements, as well as spots on both the Billboard Single and Album Charts. To date, Matt and Kim have been on the Billboard New Artist chart for 78 weeks and the single “Daylight” is certified gold, having sold over 500K.
Matt and Kim graduated with art school degrees from Pratt Institute and as such, stay closely involved in all the visual elements of the band. Kim designs the album covers and band merch. Matt develops the concepts for their music videos, including the one for “Lessons Learned,” which won an MTV VMA for Breakthrough Video and an mtvU Woodie award for Best Video.
The band’s first recording was a self-released EP titled To/From that came out in 2005.
Their second recording was their debut full-length titled Matt and Kim, released on iheartcomix records in 2006.
If Matt & Kim spent any time at home, they’d own a dog. Visits to dog parks suffice in the meantime. Kim has a constant smile on her face during shows because she loves beating the shit out of the drums.
Matt is a bad driver (says Kim).
Kim doesn't like spicy food.
Matt loves Mexican food.
Today, they each call Brooklyn, NY home.