NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: Musicians Matt Johnson (R) and Kim Schifino of the band Matt and Kim perform onstage during the 2012 Catalpa Festival at Randall's Island on July 29, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)

Introducing: Matt and Kim

If you haven’t heard of Matt & Kim yet, they should be on your radar!

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, the indie rock band is made up of Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino. They released their first album in 2006, and have four subsequent albums.

Their latest album, titled New Glow, is a bit of a different sound than much of their previous music. Matt and Kim fans love their organic and hands-on approach to music, and New Glow strays more into unknown territory.

Matt and Kim’s most well-known song is “Daylight” off of their second album Grand. It is characterized by the jabbing piano and general infectious joy that infiltrates so many of their songs.

Matt and Kim in Concert

We also got the opportunity to see Matt and Kim in person. In their first show in the United States of 2016, Matt and Kim performed at Dandelion Day at the University of Rochester.

Even when performing on late night talk shows (as you can see above), the only way to describe their concert is as pure electricity. The amount of raw energy crammed onto the tiny stage was incredible. It’s a true wonder that the only instruments they have are a drum set and a keyboard. Kim is a raunchy rockstar who’s not afraid to make an innuendo and dance like no one is watching. Matt is a suave rocker who’s a bit tamer than Kim, although he isn’t afraid to get down sometimes. Watching the two of them interact is wonderful – their love for each other is quite obvious.

The entire concert felt like a party. Matt and Kim brought balloons and confetti multiple times, adding another layer to the experience as a whole. But, even though it felt like a party, it was also extremely intimate. In between songs, the concert was dispersed with small anecdotes that added just the right amount of personal flair.

At the end of the day, it’s obvious that Matt and Kim love what they do. Whether it’s standing and jumping on the drums to twerking on each other, every second of the concert you can see the pure joy on both of their faces. And that’s a truly beautiful thing.

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Written by CelebMix