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Smiley sweethearts Matt & Kim know how to keep production costs low on their videos. For the price of some Andrew W.K. whites and assorted foods, “Yea Yeah” was a memorable clip. This one for Grand’s “Lessons Learned,” where the lean-muscled couple walk and strip their way through Times Square, is even cheaper (because they just walk and strip). Except for what I imagine would be a fairly expensive-cleanup-bill finale. Taylor Cohen directs, holds the camera, and also probably needs to be better at warning Kim about things before they happen.

Grand is out on the FADER label.

Comments (75)
  1. Dude  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2009 0

    This video is so awesome. They got balls. And woman parts. And Kim is so strangely attractive.

  2. if you like 12 year old dudes.

  3. hmm  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2009 0

    Who is the intended audience for this band? I don’t get it. It’s one of the strangest phenoms I’ve ever seen. Never heard anyone anywhere ever talk about Matt and Kim in a positive light, yet they continue to make music and play festivals and have a following. Is it all teenagers? Who likes this?

  4. Video link does not seem to work … my browser?

  5. Yo, that 12 y/o dude on the left is HOT!

  6. elelevato  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2009 0

    The ending was actually more effective than I thought it was going to be.

  7. Sorry …link works. I am not a Matt & Kim fam, but I do appreciate that their sound is maturing (recored material…never seen them live)

    I did get a sesne that there sound is moving (slightly) away from what i percieved as a novelty act … just my opinionion (I feel so defensive posting opinions …lol)

    How did they get away from those cops like that? I think Kim has nice legs because she keeps a pretty steady kick throughout the track (double kick?)

  8. Link doesn’t work for me :(
    Caaaaannnnadaaaaa

  9. cjs  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2009 0

    they got away from the cops because the cops are actors. also notice the naked stuff happens in front of mtv…

  10. tim  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2009 0

    Awesome video.

  11. mesay  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2009 0

    Why so mean?
    Matt and Kim are an entertaining, fun band. There are not enough of those. Great energy all the time.
    And, although kim is not a model, are you really calling her a boy and ugly? She has a great smile and body and 99% of the male population would be so lucky.

    • Mark  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2009 0

      I’d vote for Kim having the #1 smile in indie rock based almost entirely on the fact that she maintains it constantly. Definitely the most exuberant drummer I’ve ever seen live.

  12. _ry  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2009 0

    is there a non-censored version ? ;D

  13. workit  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2009 0

    a male/female duo strip in their video?

    mates of state did it awhile ago…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XejQU6yEBwQ&feature=related

  14. Real Talk  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2009 0

    I’m as big of a hater as anyone… but I draw the line at critiquing someone’s body. It’s no wonder so many folks have eating disorders and image complexes. These are real people you’re talking about.

    With that said, their music is no bueno.

  15. Joe Torre  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2009 0

    I;m sure they werent totally naked.. like flesh colored thongs & pasties etc

  16. i love this band so much. mesay said it best i think, they’re just incredibly fun and entertaining. try seeing them live and not smiling.
    also, at :59 in the video, that matt is such a gentleman.
    oh, and i love how just as he begins taking his pants off, a small child walks by staring.
    anyway, love the video. that’s all.

  17. Yes to: flesh colored draws, cops are actors, MTV sponsored, it’s f’d up to mock Kim’s body, & Mates of State did it better.

  18. why did they blank out one of the dudes nipples but not the other one?

  19. Alan Knut  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2009 0

    Kim just has a weird face. So do I, so I feel like I can critique.

    • no.
      i have a “weird face” as well by some standards, and i say kim is pretty cute.
      now let’s have an argument over who is weirder-looking so we can see who has the ultimate authority on the issue.

  20. mike  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2009 0

    if you are outside the US you can view the video on their myspace

  21. I saw it this morning on MTV AM. Twice. I still think they should of got out of their tour van, which is a van that should be by a river.

  22. can i just say how ridiculous these mates of state comparisons are? have any of you actually watched both videos? they’re nothing alike besides the fact that they take off their clothes, which is hardly a groundbreaking concept to begin with…

  23. Max  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2009 0

    Lisa Stansfield did the “nude in public” concept years ago:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYw30Gb_e1w

  24. SZA  |   Posted on Apr 22nd, 2009 0

    The reasons why I sometimes hate Stereogum (or any other blog for that reason)

    - “if you like 12 year old dudes.”

    - “Who is the intended audience for this band? I don’t get it. It’s one of the strangest phenoms I’ve ever seen. Never heard anyone anywhere ever talk about Matt and Kim in a positive light, yet they continue to make music and play festivals and have a following. Is it all teenagers? Who likes this?”

    - “Yo, that 12 y/o dude on the left is HOT!”

    - “why did they blank out one of the dudes nipples but not the other one? ”

    - “Kim just has a weird face. So do I, so I feel like I can critique.”

    Yuck to you all.

  25. Fascist Baby  |   Posted on Apr 22nd, 2009 0

    I’m just happy this is for my favourite song off the album.
    Never underestimate walking in slowmo. Throw in nudity and your gold.

  26. So I thought this was real, like that U2 rooftop video, until that sad ending. I never heard them before now, but I’m going to check them out at Bumbershoot this summer for sure.

  27. jjazznola  |   Posted on Apr 22nd, 2009 0

    hmm is right on the money. I can’t believe this is what people think is good music. Maybe I would like them if I was 12. And you kind of open yourself up for criticism when you look like a boy and appear naked in a video.

    • Matt&Kim fan  |   Posted on Apr 22nd, 2009 0

      Why the hell are you watching it if it’s nto good music?If you don’t like it then stop watching it.God is that so hard?

    • congratulations, bud. this is easily one of the most stereotypically-pretentious-hipster statements i’ve seen so far. strong work.

  28. pnut  |   Posted on Apr 22nd, 2009 0

    i’m going to say this again:

    so many things in this video fill me with rage.

    horrible song that makes me feel like im in a k hole…”la la la la la?” COME ON!

    chick is awful looking, she seriously looks like a dude. no, seriously. if any men think she is hot than you may be gay. just saying.

    the look on their faces? i puked in my mouth and it made me feel very stabby.

    awful band !!!!!!

  29. Shawn  |   Posted on Apr 22nd, 2009 0

    im sad that she can wear the american apparel briefs better than i can…

  30. Naked in Times Square … yeeesh I hope they got their shots first!

  31. Unbiased  |   Posted on Apr 22nd, 2009 0

    I just feel the need to write this in the event that Kim is actually reading this comment section…

    I just checked their MySpace page and other random pictures online. I think she is pretty. I don’t really care for the rocker-emo look or whatever she has going on, but she is a pretty woman. I don’t listen to them, and to be quite honest, hadn’t heard of them until this video.

    I just think it is odd that so many people say she looks weird…

  32. Marc  |   Posted on Apr 22nd, 2009 0

    Matt & Kim are an awesomely fun band! I saw them over the weekend in Maryland and I’ve never seen anyone smash a drum set as hard as Kim before.

    It’s a goofy fun video from a goofy fun band, stop the hatin’

  33. The music is great! But why they try to be naked in Time Square? I don’t understand.

  34. jerry  |   Posted on Apr 22nd, 2009 0

    Haha what’s up with these girl that looks just like a boy and the fag? you indie folks are pretentious

  35. hellow  |   Posted on Apr 22nd, 2009 0

    blink 182?

  36. nathan  |   Posted on Apr 22nd, 2009 0

    That was a great video ruined by a lousy ending. I wish they had kept running. I would have never known those cops were actors if they had kept running.

  37. jake  |   Posted on Apr 22nd, 2009 0

    i really hope she shaved that shit for this shoot…

  38. kate  |   Posted on Apr 22nd, 2009 0

    kim is mega hot
    you guys don’t know what you’re talking about

  39. tim  |   Posted on Apr 23rd, 2009 0

    Kim is beautiful. Some people are just born haters.

  40. ifiwereabear  |   Posted on Apr 23rd, 2009 0

    I kind of imagine that if they escaped they would take the subway to Chinatown and run around putting on stolen shit until they’re fully clothed again.

  41. moopiggywhalesow  |   Posted on Apr 23rd, 2009 0

    The song sucks, to get that out of the way first. But no, this girl is not hot, at all. You’re a woman and therefore cannot contribute an opinion on the sexual attractiveness of another woman. (Even if you’re a lesbian, what you like probably doesn’t correspond to what a man likes.) You’re the girl who’s always telling everyone about how “beautiful” your friend is. No, she isn’t. I’m sorry she’s ugly and will die alone but that’s Darwin for you.

    Now, since we’ve established that the song is bad, the video in which they GET NAKED has to be considered open to opinion, which overwhelmingly is, THESE PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE NAKED.

  42. Eric  |   Posted on Apr 23rd, 2009 0

    EVERYONE SHOULD BE NAKED!

  43. song not too bad.. but the whole naked in public thing has been so many times.. nothing innovative hear…. i mean we’ve seen this before (blink anyone?)

  44. Superman II  |   Posted on Apr 24th, 2009 0

    That was very well executed. A great document of how Tmes Square is today.

  45. That is super cool! If there’s a stupid cowboy playing nude wif his guitar in Time Square, why not two talented cuties? What’s the difference? Oh yeah…they actually have TALENT! I always wanted to do that! Except for the walking in front of a bus, not cool.

  46. King Jessie  |   Posted on Apr 24th, 2009 0

    To everyone calling Kim ugly, here’s a challenge. Have the guts to put a picture of yourself up so we can see how amazingly attractive you are.

  47. Look closely and you’ll see that this is just an ad for Pepsi. You can all relax now.

  48. Amy  |   Posted on Apr 25th, 2009 0

    I really dig the song, and Matt & Kim are a fun band, esp. when you’re in the mood for that kind of energy-filled, pop/punk/noise music. The video’s nothing special, though. I mean, really.

    Matt’s super cute, though. I’d hit that.

  49. I’m surprised they didn’t really crack a smile the whole time.

  50. love the video!

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