Smart Kids.

Smart Kids is the collaboration between Singer/Songwriter Jeff Knowlton ( The Break Mission ) and Producer/Engineer Matt Russell.  The two met in Boston years ago, performing and recording together for nearly a decade. In 2012, they found themselves hashing out a new project.  Infusing some of Jeff's bedroom ballads with dramatic, glitchy beats and lush synth instrumentation, an EP began to take shape.  Recorded throughout late 2012 and early 2013, as an homage to Matt's job at MIT, the duo dubbed themselves Smart Kids.


Jeff Knowlton

Jeff's songs can be heard on regular rotation on MTV Networks and has contributed to ad campaigns for Sony, Discover Card, Starbuck's, AT&T and EA Sports.

Jeff resides in Austin, TX. 



Matt Russell

Matt has worked with artists such as Amusia and The Wild Sea, Alchemilla, Cell, Will Dailey, Samantha Farrell and Aaron Shadwell.  Matt also works on all aspects of audio for picture for some of the largest companies in the world and has mixed live shows with talents such as John Legend.

Matt is the Senior Audio Engineer at MIT and calls Boston home.