Matt and Kim _ Cameras

This alternative punk/dance duo, “Matt and Kim” is my current favourite indie group so far.

It has weird, yet simple tunes and heavy drum rhythms that are addictive. For instance “Cameras” has this really funny tune but it’s catchy. It’s a shoulder-grooving piece which still has meaning.

However the music video, above, is a bit grotesque but it’s very dramatic which wrapped up well in the end.

The lyrics are very documentation-based and almost a diary for them to remember all the times the duo have spent with each other.

Sun’s going down let’s get together
on the bridge we’ll meet up tonight

black pants red sweatshirt and brown bags
above the East River’s northern lights
you see what I see
I thought it make believe
watched the sun rise
on my street

old cement makes for
a solid place to lay
bed of light grey
my bed of light grey
while I know it’s letters
that can spell
I hear now it’s words that can say

I decided to start writing less
and I’m talking more everyday
sixteen of our friends
a five seat bright red van
curbside view
turn off of grand

pound my steering wheel
we yell to the windshield
I’m finally home
I’m finally home
no time for cameras
we’ll use our eyes instead (3x)
I see flashes of gold
every single car alarm we hear
we’ll steal and throw through their window
my water comes straight from the tap
and those bottles are all just for show
I see that we’re made of
more then blood and bones
see we’re made of
sticks and stones

don’t forget to breathe
need locks for your keys
don’t forget to breathe now
forget to breathe now
no time for cameras
we’ll use our eyes instead (3x)
I see flashes of gold

I’d like to say that the whole song has a meaning but I really can’t. [Though the lyrics is very lyrical in a way] It’s a reflection of their life together and the chorus, “No time for cameras, We’ll use our eyes instead”, says it all.

It doesn’t have a lot of hits but I really like the song and I hope you enjoy it. If I could, I will post certain indie songs that are more well-known.



One Response to Matt and Kim _ Cameras

  1. rediscoveraisyah says:

    this ones good! thumbs up for introducing me to new music!

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