Laughing Boy, is the second solo album from Matteah Baim. 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 Marika Papach, Rob Doran, Emmett Kelly, Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Birdie Lawson, and Rose Lazar. Laughing Boy will be released in March 2009 on Dicristina Stairbuilders.
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. Voodoo Eros released their first record Desert Doughnuts in 2006. Recorded in Brooklyn, New Mexico and Chicago, Desert Doughnuts features performances by Antony, Devendra Banhart, Jana Hunter, and Greg Rogove.
After the Metallic Falcons disbanded, Baim 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 her home in Venice Beach as well as at Chicago’s CarterCo studio.
She spent the next two years touring and writing material for Laughing Boy. She is also currently working on music for several films, and continues to exhibit drawings. Baim lives and works in New York.