Entries tagged with: Matt and Kim
photos by Ryan Muir
Japan's DMBQ played a Halloween show at Danbro Studios in Brooklyn with Fiasco, The Homosexuals, Ponytail, Aids Wolf, Child Abuse and Matt & Kim on Friday (10/31). I heard the show was great from start to finish, BUT Ryan only got there in time to shoot pictures of Matt & Kim (the headliners) and DMBQ who played right before them. More from DMBQ's set below...
photos by Ryan Muir
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.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...
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."
photos by Maia Stern
DOWNLOAD: Matt & Kim - Yeah Yeah (Flosstradamus Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Cool Kids - Pump Up The Volume (Flosstradamus Remix) (MP3)
More pictures from last night's Green Label Sound party at (le) poisson rouge (Sept 16, 2008), below...
a catch up post...
photos by Elizabeth Weinberg
F Yeah Fest took over LA's "Echo, EchoPlex, Rec Center + surrounding locations" at the end of August. Elizabeth was there and took some pictures...
Green Label Sound is a Mountain Dew-sponsored website offering free MP3 downloads. Right now you can get "Delivery Man" by Cool Kids. Next they'll be offering "an exclusive song from Brooklyn's finest energetic duo, Matt & Kim." Then "two more artists coming this fall".
The Cool Kids, Matt & Kim and Flosstradamus will each perform this Tuesday night (9/16) at the Green Label Sound "launch party" at (le) poisson rouge in NYC. I have seven pairs of tickets to giveaway. More details below....
MGMT @ MHOW (more by Ryan Muir)
September 12, 2008, ALBANY, NY - Southern Comfort learned late Friday that MGMT drummer Will Berman injured his foot this week and the band has cancelled their performance at Saturday's SoCo Music Experience at Altamont Fairgrounds near Albany, NY. Brooklyn popsters Matt and Kim have been confirmed as replacements.
The festival main stage will feature Justice, Lotus, The Whigs and Heartless Bastards, while the Metroland EQXposure Stage will feature The Erotics, Ska Dee, Disasters of Hollywood, Severe Severe and The Crayons - all for no charge. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. The festival is open to people 21 and over and valid ID is required.
Matt & Kim @ McCarren Pool (more by Ryan Muir)
Friday October 31st @ DANBRO BREWERY WAREHOUSEMatt & Kim's first new song in two years is available for free @ RCRD LBL. More tour dates below...
:: TODD P / PANACHE BIG HALLOWEEN BASH
:: MATT AND KIM
:::::::: AIDS Wolf
:::::::::: the HOMOSEXUALS
[ DANBRO BREWERY WAREHOUSE ]
address info to be announced later... | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
ALL AGES | no phone | doors 8pm
photos by Ryan Muir
Sunday (July 13, 2008). Matt & Kim. Before The Breeders. Free...
photos by Tod Seelie
July 12, 2008
- 3 pm @ The Yard - Crystal Antlers (not part of F Yeah)
- 6 pm @ Highline Ballroom - Circle Jerks, Dillinger Four, Matt and Kim, Team Robespierre & Monotonix
- 12 am @ Pianos - Crystal Antlers and Monotonix (21+)
- 11:30 pm @ Market Hotel - Bear Hands & Cut Off Your Hands, 1:30 am @ Market Hotel (same show) - Crystal Antlers & Monotonix (all ages)
I have two pairs of tickets to giveaway for Highline Ballroom and two pairs of tickes for Club Exit. If you want to win them, email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: F Yeah) with your first and last name and which show you want.
photos by Tod Seelie
DOWNLOAD: Circle Jerks - Live Fast, Die Young (MP3)
Matt & Kim
Assuming nothing else was cancelled, the F Yeah Tour should be reaching Buffalo tonight (July 6). The linuep for that one is The Death Set, Monotonix, Team Robespierre, Crystal Antlers & Totally Michael. The lineups change as the tour goes on. For NYC we have:
Saturday, July 12th - New York City, NY - EARLYSaturday July 12th is also that big show at the Yard. More pictures below....
w/ Circle Jerks, Dillinger Four, Matt & Kim & Team Robespierre
+ comedians Hannibal Buress & Josh Fadem
@ Highline Ballroom
Saturday, July 12th - New York City, NY - LATE
w/ Monotonix + Crystal Antlers
@ Loft Party TBA
Sunday, July 13th - Brooklyn, NY
w/ Circle Jerks, Dillinger Four, Matt & Kim, Japanther, Team Robespierre, Monotonix + special guest.
+ comedians Hannibal Buress + 1 more
@ Club Exit
photos by Tod Seelie
Matt & Kim
The F Yeah Tour
reaches The Triple Rock in Minneapolis tonight (July 2). Monotonix, Team Robespierre & Crystal Antlers are on that bill. UPDATE: Minneapolis was cancelled (see below). All other dates are still on though.Ten more days until they reach NYC. More pictures from the tour so far below....
photos by Tod Seelie
Matt & Kim
We are touring in a 92 bluebird bus that is converted to veggie oil. 28 shows in 27 days. Every band, comedian, artist, and friend is crammed in this bus. 26 of us total. There is no leg room to sleep or air conditioning. This shouldn't work. We are suppose to breakdown somewhere, get in a group fist fight and that's how this bad idea is meant to end but someone it's all coming together. Hopefully we will make it to the last show. - Sean CarlsonA video trailer and more pictures from the tour so far below....
You can get tickets for the July 13th "Circle Jerks, Dillinger Four, Japanther, Matt & Kim, Team Robespierre, Monotonix + special guest + comedians TBA" show. You can also still get tickets for the same show happening in Manhattan one day earlier. More details on the tour that kicked off yesterday in Baltimore, HERE.
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
Kyle stopped by that private Matt & Kim wine party last night and this is what he came back with....
28 shows in 28 days. June 17th - July 13th
F*%! Yeah Fest is an annual music/comedy/art festival held in Los Angeles at the end of each summer curated by 22 year old Sean Carlson and Keith Morris from The Circle Jerks & Black Flag. This year will be the fifth installment and it will take place in an outdoor setting in downtown LA on August 30th & 31st and will now be known as F Yeah Fest. It's been Carlson's goal for some time now to take the festival on the road, bringing the spirit of the festival to other cities, and now for the first time that dream has become a reality with the first annual F YEAH TOUR '08, featuring many bands and comedians that have become staples / favorites at the festival. The Fest will be touring in a 44 passenger '92 Bluebird Bus. The only goal for this tour is to have fun.The NYC shows are Circle Jerks, DILLINGER FOUR, Matt & Kim & Team Robespierre @ Highline Ballroom on July 12th (TICKETS), a Monotonix show at a TBA location later that night, and a show at Club Exit in Brooklyn the very next day with every single one of those bands. BrooklynVegan is an official F Yeah tour partner which means we'll be documenting their 28-day adventure in some form or another (stay tuned for exact details). All dates and lineups below.....
Friday, April 11, 2008CSS don't have any NYC dates coming up because they're playing All Points West on August 8th (true for all bands playing that festival), but they are playing the Troc in Philly on August 7th with The Go! Team and Matt & Kim, and then again with Matt & Kim on August 10th at House of Blues in Atlantic City . New song HERE. All dates below...
CSS announce today that bass player Ira Trevisan has left the group for personal reasons. CSS drummer Adriano will take over the bass duties, and live the band will work with a session drummer (a friend of the band) from now on. The band said "It will be feroche!"
Talking about her departure from the band Ira said "I decided to move forward and dedicate more of my time to fashion and other projects. Just a big change of priorities, as I will never stop playing music. I am also a bit worried about climate change. People should care more and do something about it. I decided to fly less. CSS will always be in my heart. They said goodbye to their bass player, but they won a new life time fan. In health and sickness, in happiness and so forth. Blah blah blah, so help us God. "
DOWNLOAD: Company - The Sad Businessman (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Cardboard Records Compilation (Trey Told Em mashup) (MP3)
"Old Baby" is the latest record from Company, a songwriting collective and rock band rooted in folk, punk, country, and psychedelic traditions. Brought together by a shared commitment to writing songs that don't "pussyfoot around", to borrow Dylan's phrase, Adam Davison, David Janik, Stephanie Rabins, and Christopher Teret formed Company in 2001.Oneida will help Company celebrate the release of the new album tonight (Feb 29) at Knitting Facory in NYC, and again tomorrow night in Massacusetts.
Oneida isn't releasing a new CD yet, but they - - along with Best Fwends, Matt & Kim, High Places, Parts & Labor, Japanther, These are Powers, and many others - do appear on a new Cardboard Records compilation...
On March 4th Cardboard Records will release "Love and Circuits: A Cardboard Records Compilation from Aa to Zs". This is a 2CD, 57-band scene report culling a wide variety of punk, noise, experimental, folk, and electronic music. For your convenience, the tracks are alphabetized by band name. 77.2% of these songs are exclusive to the comp. Of special note is the contribution from Trey Told 'Em (Girl Talk and Hearts of Darknesses' new remix project) -- a mashup track of all the other 56 submissions!Download the mashup above! Check out the tracklist, and more tour dates, below....
Tickets go on sale Tuesday for a March 6th Matt & Kim show at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple in Fort Greene. Matt & Kim are also returning to SXSW in Austin this year, and they're playing at least one show that looks like it will be amazing....
Saturday March 15th @ MOHAWK - Austin TXSo, like most of the pictures I took at the Oya Festival in Norway this past summer, I never posted the ones of Matt & Kim. I started to write a "Matt & Kim are huge in Norway!" post a few times, but I never finished. Here they finally are...
:: TODD P / FREE AGENCY / SILENT BARN SHOWCASE
:: OUTSIDE STAGE
:: MATT AND KIM
:::: High Places
:::::: Abe Vigoda
:::::::::: Pig Out
:::::::::::: Team Robespierre
:: INSIDE STAGE
:: DAN DEACON
:::: Ecstatic Sunshine
:::::: These are Powers
:::::::: Best Friends Forever
:::::::::::: Foreign Islands
:: mc VICE COOLER aka HAWNAY TROOF
:: djs & more buds tba
[ MOHAWK ]
912 Red River St @ E 9th St | Downtown - AUSTIN, TX
3 blocks North of Emo's | ALL AGES | 512.482.8404 | doors 6:30pm | $tba
Help Team Robespierre celebrate the release of their new record tonight at Death By Audio (Feb 1), show up early to the Foals show at Bowery Ballroom to see Team Robespierre, and get your tickets before they sell out for the Team Robespierre, Health, Crystal Castles and Apache Beat show at Mercury Lounge on March 26th. Stay tuned for a BrooklynVegan TR remix contest coming soon. All tour dates below....
the 11th in a series where we asked comedians to tell us what was good this year....
Kurt Braunohler is one of the greatest, though sadly lesser-known, comedians in this city. His super-human comedic abilities cover everything from improv to stand-up to teaching to hosting to acting to being in videos. His first project was called Kurtbot which featured street comedy sketches and a website that delivered them to the masses. He then got involved in a street theater project called Chenguin. Following that, his work with Neutrino Video Projects got substantial acclaim and ended up traveling to the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, as well as to the Edinburgh Theater Festival in Scotland. These days he is better known as the co-host of the Hot Tub Variety Show with Kristen Schaal and co-star of the series Penelope Princess of Pets, also with Schaal. He also teaches classes at The Pit. And the stand-up I've seen him do lately is some of the funniest stuff I've seen in ages. Simply put, he's one of my favorite comedians around. Here's what he was into in '07 - Klaus
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Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? - A highlight of my summer was driving into Montreal for the first time ever blasting this album (I know they're from Georgia, but still.) Every song on this album, I love.
Tegan and Sara, The Con - This year, I spent some time in a city that demands you sit in a car for long periods of time every day (it rhymes with "Smell-A.") I would have murdered many more people if not for this album.
Kim @ Siren Fest 2007, Brooklyn, NY - July 21, 2007
Matt @ Siren Fest 2007, Brooklyn, NY - July 21, 2007
The spazzy, smiley, mosh-friendly Matt & Kim touring with the equally mosh pit-inducing Against Me! seems to make sense. Team Love singer-songwriter David Dondero on that bill doesn't make as much sense, but hey, why not....
DOWNLOAD: Matt & Kim - Yea Yeah (Ocelot remix) (MP3)
crowd @ a Kalamazoo Matt & Kim show - June 15, 2007 (CRED)
Flosstradamus just so happen to be in town. Yea Yeah....
DOWNLOAD: TheDeathSet - Intermission (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: TheDeathSet - Paranoia (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: TheDeathSet - Negative Thinking (James Stovall Remix)
TheDeathSet in Baltimore (CRED)
Now that I finally got the Best Fwends post out there, it's finally time for the one about one of their friends - another Todd-P-Baltimore-Wham-City-Dan Deacon-Spank-Rock-Punk band that I've been getting pretty excited about lately - THE DEATH SET.
TheDeathSet @ Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY - May 25, 2007 (CRED)
This is also my chance to finally bring up the water balloon incident...
Last Friday was a show at Glasslands put on by Bikes In The Kitchen. It was a pretty great line-up, with Pterodactyl, Team Robespierre, Best Fwends, and theDeathset. The show was a sweaty good time (very sweaty, perspiration was condensing on the metal roof and occasionally dripping down on the crowd), until a random tragedy hit right at the start of Deathset's set. Some girls thought it would be funny to throw water balloons down on the crowd from the balcony. And it was funny. Until one of them, for whatever possible reason, decided to start throwing them past the band at the back of the stage where all of the amps/speakers/cables/sound equipment was.....[Suckapants on May 28, 2007]..........
....Meanwhile "Fuck you you fucking fuck" girl decides instead of simply giving me her details it would be a better idea to call the police after first trying to fight me all the time me thinking how ridiculous it actually is that my first fight will be with a girl. Luckily peoples pull her off. So in summary, this girl is not only an imbecile and an idiot, she is also a narc, causing the party to end. The police come and side with me after they hear the story and I tell them I don't want her to be arrested and they advise me to get an attorney which I don't have the first clue about and obviously being in a touring band can not afford. [TheDeathSet - June 4, 2007]The Death Set have a new (twelve song) EP out this week. It features remixes by Dan Deacon and Bonde Do Role. Tonight (June 22, 2007) and tomorrow they play shows in NYC followed by a whole bunch more shows all over the place. Tonight is going to be especially nuts because they're on a bill with Matt and Kim and Parts and Labor - Above the Auto Parts Store....
Lightning Bolt - Above the Auto Parts Store, Brooklyn, NY - May 27, 2007 (CRED)
Tomorrow night TheDeathSet play in Brooklyn again - @ Don Pedro's w/ SSS-spectres, The Trucks, DD/MM/YYYY, and Team Robespierre. All tour dates below....