Today, Matt and Kim release â€œLetâ€™s Goâ€ (iTunes), the first track off Lightning, their upcoming album out this fall on FADER Label. Recorded and self-produced in Brooklyn, â€œLetâ€™s Goâ€ is the bandâ€™s first original music to be issued in 2012. Following the trackâ€™s release, the band will play select summer events across the US, including the Catalpa Festival on July 29th at Randallâ€™s Island in NY.
Matt and Kim were last seen closing out 2011 at New York Cityâ€™s Hammerstein Ballroom on New Yearâ€™s Eve. The show was the grand finale to a wildly successful 16 months, during which the band toured the world and released their third full-length, Sidewalks. The album soared immediately to #1 on the iTunes Alternative Chart and to #3 on the Top 200 Chart. Sidewalks received accolades from SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, and Billboard as Matt and Kim garnered appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Last Call with Carson Daly.
In January of 2012, Matt and Kim disappeared into their home studio where theyâ€™ve been hard at work capturing the music for Lightning and building a new stage show.
â€œWe spent the winter here in NY locked in our place on Grand Street,â€ said Matt Johnson of Matt and Kim. â€œWhen not watching Game of Thrones or Downton Abbey, we were self-producing and recording our new album Lightning. We are SO proud of each and every one of these songs that we are going to roll out a few of them over the course of the summer. So here it is, the first song from Lightning, titled â€œLetâ€™s Goâ€. Just for us, put this on your iPod, get in the car, roll your windows down, and turn your stereo up!â€