Thursday, June 2, 2011

Matt & Kim Interview May 2011

When PopMatters put out a call for writers to interview Matt Johnson of Matt & Kim fame, I jumped at the chance. Their infectious, catchy dance punk caught my ear instantly upon first listen of their song "Yea Yeah" five years ago. However, when it came time to call in to be patched across to Matt at the appointed time, I found myself using a Free Conference Call company number. I've used this service before and as the saying goes, you get what you pay for! Although I could have jinxed it... the call was dropped after the publicist signed off for the half hour allotted time, so I was stuck with the clock ticking and no one to answer my prepared questions. 

I called the publicist on her cell number in a panic, scrambling for words to explain what happened. Things were much better on the second try and I had take a deep breath to at least sound calm during the interview. Matt was very sweet and chatty from the start, a cheery guy for a fun discussion about their music.

My PopMatters post here.