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Matt & Kim Biography

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Genres: Alternative/Indie, Rock

Matt & Kim are an indie rock duo residing in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. The group was formed in 2004 and is composed of Matt Johnson (vocals/keyboards) and Kim Schifino (drums/vocals).

Their first album on a record label was the self-titled “Matt & Kim” released in 2006 on the iheartcomix label. Their second album, “Grand,” was released on January 20, 2009 on Fader Label. “Grand” reached #165 on the Billboard 200 chart and #4 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Chart.

The video for the single "Lessons Learned", in which the duo strips nude in Times Square, was shot in February 2009. The duo state that the police intervention seen in the video was not staged, and the police left them alone after they told them they had a permit to shoot a mayonnaise commercial.

On September 13, 2009, Matt & Kim won the Breakthrough Video award for "Lessons Learned" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. The video was also awarded the Best Video Woodie at the 2009 mtvU Woodie awards. Their third album, “Sidewalks,” was released on November 2, 2010 also on Fader.

The album's first single, "Cameras" was released on August 31, 2010. It reached #30 on the Billboard 200 chart.