Matt and Kim Information
Matt and Kim are an indie pop band from Brooklyn, New York. The duo is composed of vocalist/keyboardist, Matt Johnson and drummer/vocalist, Kim Schifino.
The pair formed in 2005 and on October 26, 2006 released their first album, Matt & Kim. According to Nielson SoundScan, the album sold about 7,000 copies in the United States. As they caught the attention of many indie fans, Matt and Kim began to gain popularity.
Their second album, "Grand," was released in January 2009 after signing on with Rader Label and under new manager, Kevin Patrick. In September of the same year, Matt and Kim won the Breakthrough Video award for "Lessons Learned," in which the pair strips nude in Times Square.
"Sidewalks," their third album, was released in November 2010 once again under Fader Label. This album adopted a more refined, hip-hop sound when compared to the previous two. It still, however, maintained the upbeat and party style they are known for. After this album release Matt and Kim opened for Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance on the 2011 Honda Civic Tour.
Matt and Kim's next album is scheduled to be released on October 2, 2012. All year they have been releasing short video samples of singles on their upcoming album including one which features ball handler Pat the Roc performing basketball tricks.
In other media, their song "Daylight" was featured in a 2009 Bacardi commercial and a Mars Bar commercial. It was also used on the TV series Entourage and on Skins. Matt and Kim welcome sponsorship deals because it offers them an opportunity to be heard while also allowing them to keep ticket prices low for their fans.