This weekâ€™s show opened with the song â€œDaylightâ€ from Matt & Kimâ€™s new album Grand. â€œDaylightâ€ begins with Matt singing about cutting his pants into shorts and throwing his shoes into the ocean (which are both things I believe he does frequently) but also includes a bit of introspection. Weâ€™ve been listening to Matt & Kim for the past few years and itâ€™s fantastic to see how theyâ€™ve developed, yet maintained their strong sense of unbridled optimism and fun (check out “Yea Yeah” from their first album).
Matt & Kim does in fact consist of a dude named Matt and his girlfriend, Kim. On the album, they stick to their basics: Matt on the synth/keys, and Kim provides percussion but some of their songs shockingly cross the 3 minute mark. Besides â€œDaylightâ€, other standouts include â€œI Wannaâ€ (which does clock in at 1:38), â€œDonâ€™t Slow Down,â€ and â€œLessons Learnedâ€ (with Kim sharing vocal duties). They prove thereâ€™s definitely room for another guy/girl band to join your Mates of State/Rosebuds/Captain & Tennilles of the world.
You donâ€™t have to live in Brooklyn on Grand Street (which the album is named after) to enjoy this album, but I DO live on Grand Street and enjoy the album so eat it.
Watch the video for â€œDaylightâ€ after the jump:
Matt & Kim are currently touring with Cut Copy — If you like good music and having fun, you might want to check that tour out (dates here).