Here's an unlikely duo from today's performances at Pitchfork Music Festival: Brooklyn's hyper-kinetic Matt and Kim
battling for attention with the dreamy melancholy of New York's Beirut.
|Beruit at Pitchfork Music Festival|
-- masterminded by Zachary Condon -- played with presence on the Pitchfork stage, eschewing confidence with its brass trumpets and tubas, mandolin strings and accordion keys. Barely into his mid-twenties, Condon acted like a veteran on the stage, although he did admit that the audience was the largest in front of which his mandolin had likely ever performed.
|Kim Schifino of Matt and Kim.|
Meanwhile, on the smallest of the three stages, Matt and Kim pounded out their dance rhythms and melody, all while wearing those perma-smiles their fans have come accustomed to seeing. They too, owned the stage on which they performed. Matt owned up to making a few mistakes in Chicago in the past and dedicated their song, "Yeah Yeah," although written a few years ago, to the summer of 2009.
|Matt and Kim|