Matteah Baim was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1996, at the age of 17, Baim moved to California to study painting and drawing at the San Francisco Art Institute. After graduating, Baim moved to New York where she met Sierra Casady. In 2005, the duo began to write music together and formed the soft metal band, Metallic Falcons. They went on to record their 2006 debut release, Desert Doughnuts, in Brooklyn, Chicago, and New Mexico. Desert Doughnuts features appearances by Antony, Devendra Banhart, Jana Hunter, and Greg Rogove. After only a few live performances, Metallic Falcons disbanded.
Baim then moved to Los Angeles and began writing and recording material for her first solo record, Death of the Sun, which was released on Dicristina Stairbuilders in 2007. Death of the Sun was recorded in 2006 partly at home in Los Angeles as well as at Chicago’s CarterCo studio. She spent the next two years touring and writing material for her second solo record Laughing Boy, which will be released in January 2009 on Dicristina Stairbuilders. Recorded in Chicago, It was produced, arranged and mixed by Baim with engineer, Jamie Carter. The album features performances by Butchy Fuego, Robert A. A. Lowe, Leyna Papach, Rob Doran, Emmett Kelly, Hisham Bharoocha, Birdie Lawson, and Rose Lazar. She is also currently working on music for several films, and continues to exhibit drawings. Baim lives and works in New York.
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