Kinetic Brooklyn girl-and-guy duo Matt and Kim rock the Granada in Lawrence on September 23. You won't be able to hear a full recording of the band's third record, Sidewalks, until it comes out on November 2, but here's the first single, "Cameras." Listen to it here. It's rich with instrumentation, including horns and synths! (Thank the album's producer, Animal Collective's Ben Allen.)
But let's talk about what everyone really thinks of when we mention Matt and Kim: Remember when the band got naked in Times Square, for its "Lessons Learned" video in 2009?
We like these guys -- they're from Missouri! Hoo-aaa. Ha Ha Tonka has recently been on the road with fellow alt-country movers and shakers Murder By Death and Langhorne Slim. They're swinging back through these parts on August 28, when they're headlining a date at the Replay Lounge. And, as a random non-sequitur, bassist, Luke Long, divulged this time-worn nugget of wisdom in the band's newsletter:
Life is always better with your shirt off. When backed into the corner, remove the cloth from thine back. It makes the good great, and the bad better. P.S.: This is not gender specific.
Find a newly-unearthed MP3 after the jump.
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