Posted in music | pictures on November 3, 2008

photos by Ryan Muir

Matt & Kim

FADER Label, the recording branch of The FADER, is pleased to announce their partnership with Brooklyn-based music collective Matt and Kim. The all-encompassing collaboration between FADER Label and Matt and Kim is more than a record deal. It's a new and unique model that gives the band access to the unlimited resources of The FADER and its' sister company Cornerstone, a premiere music and lifestyle agency. This announcement comes on the heels of Matt and Kim's new full-length, Grand, which will be available on vinyl, CD and online formats on January 20th 2009 through SONY/RED distribution.

Under the watch of The FADER's careful eye, Matt and Kim have already begun experiencing the benefits of the relationship by recently releasing free online singles, Good Old Fashion Nightmare and Daylight, both of which will appear on the upcoming sophomore effort. The structure of this deal will give Matt and Kim unique resources that will allow the band to connect with current and future fans. An important component of the relationship will include Zync, who have successfully represented Matt and Kim to film and TV previously.

Recorded over a nine-month period in Matt's childhood bedroom in Vermont, Grand stands to be the band's most compelling work to date. Matt self-produced the record in it's entirety while paying attention to every detail with meticulous precision, achieving production that Matt and Kim have never had, yet still being very Matt and Kim.

The lightning in the bottle? Matt and Kim will be bringing their elated live show worldwide as they plan to tour nonstop throughout 2009.

"The partnership with FADER Label has been amazing this far and we are looking into the future," remarked, Kim Schifino. Matt Johnson added, "We have already been able to give fans free music [like through Mountain Dew's "Green Label Sound"], play free shows [ditto] and reach new people. It's really important for us to be able to give back to those who have supported us from the beginning."

"We are excited to have Matt and Kim join The FADER family," said Jon Cohen, Co-CEO of Cornerstone and The FADER. "Their songwriting and live performance matched with their amazing creativity set them up for a successful career. With this new model we're able to put Matt and Kim in front of new audiences and create opportunities that aren't available to most artists. Now they are going to have the freedom to connect in many ways with their fans."

Matt & Kim headlined the Halloween party at Danbro Warehouse on Friday (10/31). Fiasco, The Homosexuals, Ponytail, Aids Wolf, DMBQ and Child Abuse also played the show. Now M&K are on tour. More Halloween pics below...

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Tour dates HERE.

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Comments (29)

matt and kim were fuckin awful. they are everything thats wrong about music now. fader and these fools deserve themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 2:36 PM

show was totally fun. great space

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 2:37 PM

"It's really important for us to be able to give back to those who have supported us from the beginning"

Posted by BS Alert | November 3, 2008 2:53 PM

"remarked, Kim..."

'nuff said. Perhaps Fader's great networking capabilities could network the corporate turd who wrote this drivel into some communications 11 classes...

Posted by remarked, me | November 3, 2008 3:08 PM

hey hater, I agree that Fader is pretty bullshit, but can you really even casually glance at these photos and tell me that it doesn't look like a ton of fun?

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 3:10 PM

hey this show was off the hook fucking terrific

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 3:11 PM

more ponytail please

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 3:35 PM

The show looked fun, but god almighty their music is horrible.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 3:46 PM

BV -- or black bubblegum -- any pics/reportage from the Unsound show?

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 3:47 PM

"matt and kim were fuckin awful. they are everything thats wrong about music now. fader and these fools deserve themselves."

...matt and kim love you too.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 4:12 PM

ponytail!

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 4:33 PM

yeah haul out the pony pixxxxx plz

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 4:34 PM

no no, no no, no no

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 5:42 PM

5:42 needs some originality.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 5:50 PM

everyone in every one of those pictures is smiling. stop hating.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 6:09 PM

"Ideologies and Social Revolutions: Reflections on the French Case Summary"

That's because they are so fucked up on booze and hard drugs they don't even know who is playing. If they did, they'd have walked out after the first song.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 7:36 PM

hard drugs? at a Matt and Kim show? I think not.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 8:07 PM

stop hating on booze and hard drugs

Posted by Paio Laa | November 3, 2008 8:49 PM

I bet you haters listen to Dave Matthew's Band too.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 9:03 PM

The two recent singles have been great, especially Daylight. I thought the first album was just average, but these songs have got me really looking forward to the new one.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 9:34 PM

I love matt and kim and it was fun dont get me wrong..
but the set was mad short i was kinda pissed they didnt play their whole set list

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2008 10:55 PM

Enough matt and kim fighting and let's say it again: PONYTAIL. They stole the night by far.

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2008 5:57 AM

no photos of the Homos?

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2008 6:03 AM

good to see BV covering some authentic punk rock!

Posted by kate | November 4, 2008 7:25 AM

wow. remember when?

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2008 8:57 AM

why are there no photos of aids wolf and ponytail?

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2008 5:12 PM

if you don't like it don't come and keep your shitty comments to yourself you TOOL. Theirs no need for you to hate on people you don't even know. so you can go to your big venues and fuck your self with the shitty crowds that don't even dance or even talk to anybody the whole night. LOVE from the people dancing the whole fucking night and having LOTS of fun!! p.s we don't need drugs or fucking alcohol to have fun you FUCK.

Posted by a fucking fan | November 9, 2008 10:02 AM

Hey, douche below me, Matt & Kim aren't trying to be serious music composers. They make fun music. Relax. Take the cock out of your ass for one second and realize that you're taking life a little too seriously. Go listen to DMBQ or some other self-righteous garbage.


Bitch

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2008 7:40 PM

This world is so full of fucked up stuff, check out cnn.com, or even worse foxnews.com. Matt and Kim bring out a few of the good things in life with their art. Of course they did not go to school to join the London Philharmonic Orchestra. But after all these years we have learned you do not need super professionalism to have a fuckin good time. I know all the haters will soon learn there is more to life than Miles Davis, Eric Clapton, and jealousy.

Posted by a huge fuckin fan | February 19, 2009 11:04 AM

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