About the artist
Matt and Kim are a much beloved duo known for smart yet infectious beat-driven anthems and their explosive live shows. Raw exuberance, bombastic beats, sing-along refrains and dance-ready anthems abound, only on bigger scales. In this era of flash-in-the-pan overnight successes, Matt Johnson (vocals/keyboards) and Kim Schifino (drums) are comfortable with the consistent upward climb—because these heroes have navigated the terms themselves (collecting VMA’s and Gold Records along the way). The two met while attending Pratt Institute and quickly became known for their thunder-punching, melodic mix of indie dance music and for their daring videos. Right off, Spin said “there truly is no sound these two won't use to support their almost religious commitment to spreading huge grins,” while Pitchfork described their quality as “melody so happily jerky and rhythms so dangerously spastic that you can practically hear paroxysmal crowds pogo-ing madly…Johnson sings, and thousands of other kids in his zip code (and others like it around the country) feel like he’s describing their Saturday nights.” Relating—to each other, to collaborators, to their audience—has always been one of the things that Matt and Kim do best.
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