Matteah Baim

MATTEAH BAIM was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When she was 13, she purchased her first guitar and first record from a basement pawn shop. At the age of 17, Baim moved to California to study painting and drawing at the San Francisco Art Institute. After graduating, she moved to New York, where she met Sierra Casady. The duo formed the self described “soft-metal” band Metallic Falcons. Their 2006 debut, “Desert Doughnuts,” was released by VE/Touch and Go Records. Baim went on to record her first solo record, “Death of the Sun,” in 2007 for Dicristina/ Revolver USA. “Laughing Boy,” her second album, followed soon after in 2009. Tours have taken Baim all over the world to such festivals as ATP UK, Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit at the Shoreline Amphitheater, and the 2012 Meltdown Festival. She performed in conjunction with Antony and the Johnsons’ U.S. tour of The Crying Light and their Another World Installation-Performance at MoMA’s Clocktower Gallery. She has also supported Vashti Bunyan, Jim Jarmusch, Lower Dens, Liturgy, Lucky Dragons, High Places, Sharon Van Etten, and Devendra Banhart. Both her music and visual work have been featured in exhibitions at MoMA PS1, Gavin Brown Enterprises, James Cohan Gallery, White Columns, The Armory Show, and Kai Althoff’s installation at The Dispatch Gallery. She lives and works in New York.