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They both met at college (Prat Institute) in and have been dating ever since. They decided Dirty Grandpa (performer: "Daylight" - as Matt and Kim). That's how Matt Johnson of Matt and Kim describes the eponymous indie duo's the song's chorus, “In the daylight, anywhere feels like home,” was a maxim . and then we got together and within three months of dating, we. Matt and Kim are an American indie electronic duo from Brooklyn, New York. The group formed The two began dating and moved in together after 3 months. . They have been known to infuse their live sets with samples or covers of . On August 26, , Matt and Kim played the song "Daylight" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
The duo's next album was painstakingly recorded at Matt's childhood home in Vermont over a nine-month span as the duo looked to make a record that didn't just document their live set, but stood alone as a listening experience. It was released in by the Fader label, and spawned a hit single, "Daylight," and a video for the song "Lessons Learned" that saw them stripping down to nothing in the middle of a busy Times Square.
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The band's energetically melodic music proved to be just what many TV shows, video games, and advertisers were looking for, and their songs could be heard in ads for Bacardi, on episodes of Community, and on the soundtrack of the game NBA Live Their next album was their first with an outside producer, Ben Allen, who had worked with Gnarls Barkley and Animal Collective.
It proved their most popular album yet, cracking the Top 40 on Billboard and earning them spots on stadium tours with blink and My Chemical Romance. After that experiment, the band went back to producing their own albums and after six months of hard work, their fourth album, Lightning, was released in late It was a return to the stripped-down, punky sound of the past, but with more variety and even a piano-led near-ballad to close it out.
The duo spent almost all of on the road, playing with Passion Pit and on the summer festival circuit. The band swung back to having outside producers on their next album, 's New Glow, which was released by Harvest Records.
To craft a set of songs that incorporated far more hip-hop and radio pop sounds than ever before, the duo called in Lars Stalfors and Jesse Shatkin to help.
The record once again hit the upper reaches of the Billboard album chart and they hit the road for their usual long string of dates.
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Career[ edit ] — Schifino studied illustration and graduated inwhile Johnson studied film and graduated in Neither had extensive experience with their instruments prior to this. Despite their inexperience, they were urged to play live shows by fellow Pratt alumni from the band Japanther. Adam Moerder of Pitchfork referred to the duo as the "quintessential 'party' band" in a review of their self-titled debut album.
The video for "Yea Yeah," which depicts the pair being hit with food from their refrigerator, has been considered one of the initial catalysts for their rise in popularity. Breakthrough with Grand[ edit ] Matt and Kim performing at Coachella in Matt and Kim were signed to the Fader Label in lateand Grand was released on January 20, The duo went on a 3-week North American tour in November to promote the album.
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The duo also performed the song on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! The video was filmed during winter on a cold day.
They also engaged in a two-month nationwide tour from September to November.