Listen Up - Midi Matilda
Just as I was getting ready to write about another band, I happened to listen to some group I didn’t know that popped up on some blog somewhere. I have a number of blogs that I read every day (or every so often, depending on how often they give me good stufffff), and these guys were on one of em, so while I was saving photos and preparing links for another band (who will get written about, don’t worry), I had to stop and give these boys a shout out.
Midi Matilda are a San Francisco-based male pop duo that is WONDERFUL. Think Hurts (remember them? We haven’t heard from them in quite a while) and you’ve got a good idea of what we’re dealing with here. The two guys (Skyler Kilborn and Logan Grimé) are making thematic, over-the-top (sometimes) electro indie pop. Looking at them doesn’t always give you an idea of what the music sounds like – especially their latest effort “Love & The Movies”.
I am always up for more of this kind of music – electronic pop that pushes the boundaries and does something different. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good electro song, but something baroque and fantastic and…just…well, listen and you’ll hear why we need more of this in our soundscape.
The music is well done, interesting, original, and SMART. I had a discussion with someone a while back about SMART POP (Robyn, anyone?) and how great it is. Thank you guys for making intelligent and progressive pop that is still highly enjoyable.
Oh, and good job with the videos, too. I know that’s not easy.
Midi Matilda are online, and they have some other songs I didn’t post. After listening to those above, I know you’re hungry for more.
Midi Matilda Facebook
Midi Matilda Website