The Soundtrack: “Daylight” By Matt & Kim

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Matt & Kim GrandThis week’s show opened with the song “Daylight” from Matt & Kim’s new album Grand. “Daylight” 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. We’ve been listening to Matt & Kim for the past few years and it’s fantastic to see how they’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 “Daylight”, other standouts include “I Wanna” (which does clock in at 1:38), “Don’t Slow Down,” and “Lessons Learned” (with Kim sharing vocal duties). They prove there’s definitely room for another guy/girl band to join your Mates of State/Rosebuds/Captain & Tennilles of the world.

You don’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 “Daylight” 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).

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