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Exclusive free download from the forthcoming Matt & Kim album 'Sidewalks'.
Having debuted in the iTunes Mainstream chart at #3, the iTunes Alternative chart at #1 and Billboard Top 200 at #30, New York duo Matt & Kim’s highly anticipated third full-length effort, SIDEWALKS, has been released digitally in the UK this week. SIDEWALKS features 10 original tracks and was recorded earlier in 2010 with producer Ben Allen in his Atlanta, GA studio and Oliver Strauss in NY.
SIDEWALKS is the follow up to GRAND, released in 2008 in US via the FADER Label. GRAND has sold over 100K copies to date, sitting on the New Artist chart for 78 weeks.
GRAND’s stand-out tracks were ‘Lessons Learned’, the duo’s huge single which won an MTV VMA for Breakthrough Video in 2009 and featured Matt & Kim stripping naked in Times Square, NYC, and ‘Daylight’, which has clocked-up nearly 6 million views on YouTube, selling over 500K and achieving Gold status.
SIDEWALKS is available to download from iTunes UK now on the following link. It will be released physically in the UK in late March 2011 through Different Recordings (Crystal Castles, Vitalic and Tiga) when Matt & Kim plan to tour the UK and Europe.
Block After Block
Where You’re Coming From
Good for Great
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. The songs were written by Matt & Kim and recorded in both Atlanta and NY with producers Ben Allen and Oliver Straus, respectively.
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.