Buffalo.FM Live Video of the Week: Matt & Kim
Brooklyn-based indie dance duo Matt & Kim kicked off Canalside’s Free Thursday Concert Series. Lovebirds since their days at the Pratt Institute, Kim Schifino plays the drums while Matt Johnson plays keyboards and shoulders the lion’s share of vocals. Avid fun-enthusiasts, and unabashedly willing to get down, dirty, and sometimes buck-naked, they exude creativity in their live shows and music videos, which notoriously explode with vim and vigor. Confetti, balloons, crowd-surfing, and stage-climbing are commonalities when Matt & Kim bring their upbeat party-jams to the live stage.
The three-year gap between their 2012 album, Lightning, and their most recent, New Glow wasn’t for a lack of inspiration, but rather because they were surfing the concert and festival circuit, stealing the spotlight with their electrified stage presence. New Glow, finds their compositions expanding from their modest formula of employing nothing more than two small keyboards and three drums with brassy, jazzy cuts like “Hey Now” and “Not Alone.” However, infectious electro-beats on songs like “Get It” reveal Matt & Kim as they’ve always been—a pop band with a penchant for indie, churning out modern party tunes injected with a shot of punk and a splash of EDM. Check out Buffalo.FM’s live video above.