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A Q & A with Matt and Kim’s Matt Johnson
If you haven't heard of Matt and Kim, Google them. Try typing in "Lessons Learned. Yup, that's them stripping down to their birthday suits in the middle of New York City's Times Square. The video was Matt's idea. Kim wasn't super-keen on getting buck naked in what is perhaps the busiest intersection in the world, in the brutal cold it was shot in February , but she acquiesced. Actually, if you pay attention, you'll see that Kim ends up totally nude before Matt does. Bottom line: They both got balls. Kim thought Matt was hot; Matt was both intimidated and intrigued by Kim's tattoos.
Years before the two began creating music together, Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino were establishing themselves as a couple after a chance meeting outside of the silk-screen studio at their alma mater, Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn. Although Schifino had just graduated, she tells Yahoo Lifestyle that she still hung around campus, which turned out to be fortuitous, considering that it led her to lay eyes on Johnson for the first time. And then, like in a month, we were moved in together. We would always think, like, does anyone want to go see a couple together on stage? Soon enough, it became a huge part of their work as well.
We are Matt and Kim of the band Matt and Kim. EDIT: We're headed out, we appreciate you all for stopping by. And if you wanna know a couple things about us and where we came from we answered a lot of questions below so check it out! Matt use to walk on the crowd and sing in Silver tiles. Then he hurt his back. We were in San Francisco and i thought well i guess it's my turn to go out.
Real Couples: Matt & Kim: Movin' and Groovin'
The duo started performing together in , and have released 6 studio albums. Schifino studied illustration and graduated in , while Johnson studied film and graduated in Neither had extensive experience with their instruments prior to this. Despite their inexperience, they were urged to play live shows by fellow Pratt alumni from the band Japanther. Adam Moerder of Pitchfork referred to the duo as the "quintessential 'party' band" in a review of their self-titled debut album.