Welcome to another edition of Track Marks, in which your Idolators perform an autopsy on the latest MP3-blog sensation.
Artist: Matt & Kim
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Album: Matt & Kim (IHEARTCOMIX)
First blog mention: A May 2005 post on SUCKA PANTS.
The Build-Up: In the past year and a half, this keyed-up pop duo received sporadic mentions on sites like Popsheep, You Ain’t No Picasso, and Both Sides Of The Mouth.
The Dam-Break: A steady stream of mentions in October and November helped the band land on elbo.ws’ “Hot Artists” top 10 list.
Odds of Backlash: 6-1. Those mariachi hats may look like press-photo hijinks, but they’re actually a shield from criticism: Nobody makes fun of mariachi hats.
Are They Worthy?: Yes they are! Though they may be! Too upbeat! For! Some! Of! You!
Matt & Kim – Yea Yeah [MP3, link expired]
Matt & Kim – No More Long Years [MP3, link expired]
Matt & Kim [Official Site]