See Matt & Kim at Webster Hall and Preview Their New Disc

October 26th, 2010

Despite the fact that they’re New Englanders—keyboardist Matt Johnson is from Vermont and drummer Kim Schifino hails from Rhode Island—the aptly named Matt & Kim (above, playing “Daylight” on The Daily Habit) met at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Eventually they decided to form a two-piece band and began working on their debut, the well-received (and again aptly named) Matt & Kim, which came out just about four years ago today. Since then, they’ve brought their high-energy dance-punk act on the road, winning positive reviews across the land. A second disc, the lo-fi Grand was released last year, and next week brings the duo’s third studio effort, Sidewalks. And as a special bonus, you can hear the new music at a listening party before Matt & Kim hit the stage tonight and tomorrow at Webster Hall.