@AndyShore For me, discovering Matt & Kim was one of the best things to come out of covering Pitchfork 2009. Their album, Grand, still gets a decent amount of play. 2009 was a big year for the band. They won a VMA for breakthrough video and had their hit, “Daylight,” as the promo song for Community on NBC. The electro-rock duo had taken most of the year off to record their next album. They were more than ready to let loose in front of the large Coachella crowd that had gathered in the Mojave Tent.
With Matt & Kim, you come for the fun, sing-a-long tunes. You stay for the comical banter. At Coachella, most of their banter was dedicated to nudity. It began with Kim asking all the ladies if they got waxed for Coachella/the start of the summer. She added for the guys, “it’s not grooming. It’s making your dick look bigger.” Underwear was the next topic, with Kim asking Matt to show his and Matt pointing out that Kim had neglected to wear a bra. This spurned the next comment and ensuing booty shaking dance party. “I may have little titties, but my ass can clap.” All this naked talk inspired one festival attendee, who streaked across the stage mid-set.
Due to the shortened nature of festival sets, Matt & Kim played sped up versions of most of their hits. They wanted to make sure they didn’t miss any. The crowd sang along to everyone one of them, from “Good ol’ Fashion Nightmare” to “Yeah.” A few choice covers got the crowd going too. First it was Alice DJ’s “Do You Think You’re Better Off Alone” with Matt playing the melody on his synth and the crowd on vocals. Then it was “The Final Countdown” which led into their breakout hit, “Daylight.” Matt & Kim might not be the most musically sound band out there, but you won’t have more fun than with them.