SONG OF THE DAY: July 18th

Written by Steve Pierce on . Posted in Music

Matt and Kim, “Daylight”

While most of you are probably unfamiliar with Brooklyn duo Matt and Kim, you may recognize this song from a recent Bacardi commercial. (Not that you would ever pay attention to an alcohol company’s promotional spots…) It’s really a shame that such a fun, interesting band has to sell their soul to a Cuban rum-maker for people to hear and appreciate their music, but that’s the world we live in.

Regardless of the state of their musical souls and/or indie cred, Matt and Kim are loads of fun. Mostly comprised of simple drum lines and a host of parts crafted by Casio keyboards, the music is energetic and unabashedly optimistic, especially on “Daylight.” If you can listen to Matt and Kim without nodding your head along to the catchy melody and infectious rhythm, you might be a corpse and I feel sorry for you.

Singer Matt Johnson’s vocal range is limited and tends to get a bit “shouty,” but you’re not listening to Matt and Kim to find the next Josh Groban. The Brooklynites provide nothing more or less than danceable beats with simple, unadorned melodies. If you can’t appreciate that, you might hate fun.

Matt and Kim are scheduled to play a show at In The Venue in Salt Lake City on September 9th. For more information, visit their Web site.

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