If you’re behind on your RSS, you missed the collective realization that Passion Pit are appearing as more than a one-hit-EP wonder, when Scott highlighted the Boston synthpoppers stuck-on-repeat song/video “The Reeling.” Would it be too much to ask for both of their Manners LP’s lead track to be ecstatic dancefloor homers? Well, yes. But mostly because Passion Pit are shooting more for the heart than the hips with “Moth’s Wings.” Where “The Reeling” paired Michael Angelakos’ familiar helium vocals against unexpectedly fresh and stuttering electro, this new one leads with dulcimer(!) before pianos, four-on-the-floor beats, starry synths, and a chantable hook turn the inspirational letter to a friend into a twinkling, chest-swelling, borderline anthem. Plus it’s chest voice (mostly), so you know, growth.
Passion Pit – “Moth’s Wings” (MP3)
Manners is out 5/18 in the UK via Columbia and 5/19 in the US via Frenchkiss. That of course is its art above.