Mount Sims
1997

Biography

Mount Sims (also Mt. Sims) is the stage name of Matthew Sims, a Berlin-based American DJ, performance artist and producer. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sims began his career in the local music scene there. Sims was involved in several groups, the most notable of which was Citizen King, an Alternative Rock band famous for their 1999 hit "Better Days (And The Bottom Drops Out)", which reached #25 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. However, Citizen King would not see any further success, and was disbanded by 2002. Around the same time Sims relocated to Los Angeles, where he continued his music career as a solo artist. Starting Mount Sims as a purely electronic music act, later releases have also shown influences from post punk, new wave, and darkwave. Sims is almost exclusively responsible for every aspect of his music, providing vocals, instrumentation, and production. He was originally supported by two dancers, whereas the last incarnation under the altered spelling Mt. Sims was a three-piece band that included Rand Twigg on bass and Andre Lange on drums. ... (see more)