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Matt and Kim
"Let's Go" is the single from Matt and Kim's fourth album, Lightning, available now via FADER. Fans of the duo said that the new album is "less slick" than their previous effort Sidewalks. ...
As expected, they played songs off their debut Glass Note album, Time Capsules II, including "HEART" (Oberhofer's rare keyboard moment and had static audio problem coming from the device), and their hit song, "Away Frm U."
As for Matt & Kim, they were a lot of fun. Please refer to the setlist to see the full play list; I'll just be talking about some of the highlights.
Number one: For an all-ages show, it was slightly uncomfortable with all the F-bombs being dropped. Kim apologized after she came out and asked, "How are you all f****g doing?" After a while, I guess you just forget all the motherloving words and accept that is just the way they talk. Mental picture of the couple eating breakfast: "Pass the motherf****g milk!"
Number two: These guys are clearly pros at manipulating the crowd. I've never heard the words "Minneapolis" mentioned so many times in a show. I can only imagine that it's the same for other cities. You have to give them props, pitting us against Salt Lake City for top three best cities on their 2012 tour. I think other artists could take tips from these guys and how they get the audience pumped up and dancing.
Number three: From their banter on stage, Matt said this was their third time in Minneapolis and it's also their biggest crowd yet. It was a very good turn out for a Wednesday, with a lot of fans singing, handclapping, and jumping along to Matt & Kim. My favorite moment is when Kim walked on their fans or when they had fans blowing up balloons.
Matt & Kim's songs are all high energy, but I found even their slowest song on their live set, "Ten Dollars I Found," was still very entertaining to watch (especially because Kim finally steps out of the drum kit to sing in the spotlight… with a pair of gongs!)
I've seen some really fun shows, but Matt & Kim is one of most entertaining shows I've seen this year. Matt & Kim are currently on tour in support of Lightning, out now on Fader.
If you can't make it out to a show, you can stream Lightning on their YouTube or Soundcloud.
PS, the band recently announced recently that they are going on tour with Passion Pit, in 2013! This is a perfect fit for them, considering that Oscar reported the recent Passion Pit show: "…the crowd […] went ballistic… The pit was so crowded that I couldn’t tell people apart, just arms and heads, all pulsing up, down, left, and right."
More Passion Pit and Matt & Kim dates will be announced soon.
Matt & Kim at First Avenue, Minneapolis (11/07/12)