Matt & Kim Demand Candy And Corrective Lenses

I would want a lifetime supply of candy if an apocalypse happened because you know when that time of the month comes along, I get pretty cranky and that makes me feel better.
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Photo: Jay Tilles

Photo: Jay Tilles

According to different theorists, the end of the world will happen in a little over a month. While most of us are more worried about paying bills and generally being alive, there are some people who’ve stocked up on basic goods in case of impending Armageddon. But in our world, there are so many unnecessary but actually totally necessary things in the face of impending doom. Like waxing. Or beer.

When indie synth-pop duo Matt & Kim stopped by KROQ Los Angeles, their needs were very different. The bespectacled Matt was more interested in being able to see properly and Kim, well, she wants chocolate for her “time of the month.”

“I would want a lifetime supply of candy if an apocalypse happened because you know when that time of the month comes along, I get pretty cranky and that makes me feel better,” she said, admonishing Matt for being sensible, but confessed that she used to think it was “funny” to take Matt’s glasses when he was in the shower until she realized “he just can’t see anything.”

The eyesight-challenged Matt recalls a Twilight Zone where a man is in a bomb shelter during the apocalypse, survives, comes out with only books as his friends because everyone is gone, but accidentally drops his glasses and they break. In a world where eyesight is necessary, Matt said that without his glasses he’d be “completely useless.”

Actually being able to see is something that Matt seriously thinks about and he gives props to the place where he gets his glasses from in New York called Sol Moscot. Even though they live in a major urban area with access to some of the best doctors in the world, Sol Moscot still has to take free glasses to kids in the Bronx who have poor eyesight and are failing in schools.

“Matt’s getting all real up in here,” laughed Kim.

“This is in New York City, this isn’t in a third world country, and they’re like failing out of school and their teachers just think they’re slackers and whatnot,” said Matt passionately. “Sol Moscot goes and gives them eye exams and they’re like, ‘They can’t see anything.’ Like that’s why this is happening.”

“It’s crazy to think that sort of thing exists in New York City.”


–Nadia Noir, KROQ Los Angeles

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