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Matt & Kim - Grand
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2009 Ratings: #501 / 807
User Score
Based on 11 ratings
January 20, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fader / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
Your Review



Maturity is a good look for some bands, but Matt & Kim, at first glance, don't seem the type. Over the past four years, the Brooklyn-based duo made its name from a joyously amateurish EP, a cheerily sloppy debut full-length, and an energetic live show that left a string of sweaty, satisfied audiences in its wake. Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino took Mates of State's spare, co-ed, drum'n'keys set-up and bled it of anything mannered or pretty, leaving just raw, bleeting synthesize

rs, shouty singing, and relentless drumming. So the last thing we'd expect from this spazzy synth-punk band is a slowed down, gussied-up sophomore effort, but Matt & Kim wear their newfound growth surprisingly well.

Track List
  1. Daylight
  2. Cutdown
  3. Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare
  4. Spare Change
  5. I Wanna
  6. Lessons Learned
  7. Don't Slow Down
  8. Turn This Boat Around
  9. Cinders
  10. I'll Take Us Home
  11. Daylight Outro