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Passion Pit – “Lifted Up (1985)” Video

Synth-rock stars Passion Pit will release their new album Kindred into the world next month, and they've just shared the video for the euphoric first single "Lifted Up (1985)." The strobe-lit clip shows frontman Michael Angelakos looking buttoned-up and alone in a few different communal situations: A mosh pit, an EDM club, and indie… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015

Watch Passion Pit Strip Down Two New Songs At BFD Fest Kick-Off Party

Earlier this month, Michael Angelakos played a solo set of stripped down Passion Pit tracks at the kick-off party for California radio station LIVE 105's BFD Festival. The full band isn't playing the actual festival this year -- though they have in the past -- but Angelakos came out to show his support anyway. I… More »

By: James Rettig / March 16, 2015

Madeon – “Pay No Mind” (Feat. Passion Pit) Video

Before Passion Pit began the run-up to their new album Kindred, sharing the early tracks "Lifted Up (1985)" and "Pay No Mind," a single from the French dance producer Madeon. Angelakos isn't in the song's brand-new video. Instead, the clip tells a sci-fi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2015

Passion Pit – “Where The Sky Hangs”

Passion Pit have been teasing their new album Kindred for a while now, but they made the official announcement yesterday, sharing the first single and album opener "Lifted Up (1985)." That song was the sort of thing you expect to hear from Passion Pit: A big, energetic, synthetic joy-explosion. This morning, they've shared… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2015

Passion Pit – “Lifted Up (1985)”

After teasing their new album Kindred for a few weeks, Passion Pit have finally shared the first single from the project. And guess what? It sounds exactly like Passion Pit! "Lifted Up (1985)" is a chirpy, ebullient synthpop song built to conquer arenas and soundtrack inspirational montages for decades in the future. The past… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 16, 2015

Madeon – “Pay No Mind” (Feat. Passion Pit)

Madeon -- AKA baby-faced French producer Hugo Pierre Leclercq -- previewed a track from his debut album Adventure today on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1. The new single, upon which Lowe conferred his Hottest Record honor, is called "Pay No Mind" and features Passion Pit. If you're already a fan of Passion Pit, you'll… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 9, 2015

Passion Pit Tease New Album Kindred

Following the unreleased demos that Michael Angelakos has been posting to SoundCloud under the name Eastern Shift, it's time for some brand new Passion Pit music. Today we get the official news that the group's third album Kindred, the followup to 2012's Gossamer, will be out in April. They shared this teaser… More »

By: Caitlin White / January 29, 2015

Watch Michael Angelakos Discuss His Bipolar Disorder In New Mental Health PSA

Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos has been very candid about his bipolar disorder after he had to cancel some tour dates following the release of their sophomore album Gossamer, and he's even been awarded in the past for putting a positive face on mental illness. He's part of Bring Change 2 Mind's new… More »

By: James Rettig / January 20, 2015

Hear A Previously Unreleased Passion Pit Demo That Samples Kate Bush

Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos has putting up some unreleased demos over the past few days on his Soundcloud under the name Eastern Shift, which is presumably a moniker for some of his solo work. One of the first things he shared was a reworking of a Barry Manilow song and there's bee… More »

By: James Rettig / January 2, 2015

Eastern Shift (Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos) – “Somewhere”

Aside from an acoustic performance of "Sleepyhead" he did for charity a few weeks back, Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos has been pretty quiet over the past year while putting the finishing touches on the band's third album, which he said was close to being done a few months ago. Yesterday, however, Angelako… More »

By: James Rettig / December 30, 2014

Passion Pit Frontman Responds To Henry Rollins’ Suicide Article, Says LP3 Is Almost Done

Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos has been open about his mental illness before. He even won an award last year for increasing awareness and putting a positive face on his experiences with bipolar disorder. Angelakos took to Twitter to criticize Henry Rollins for his controversial editorial about suicide. (Rollins recently apologized for… More »

By: James Rettig / August 23, 2014

The Week In Pop: Aloe Blacc’s Spirit-Dampening Star Turn

"Don't chase the money," Aloe Blacc intones, in a Sam Cooke croon over a Stevie Wonder romp, about halfway through his new album Lift Your Spirit. "You can't chase the money," he pleads. What exactly has Blacc been doing these past few years, then? This is a guy who broke through to TV sync ubiquity… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 6, 2014

Passion Pit Explain Why Bands Cancel Shows

Recently, Passion Pit had to cancel an outdoor show in Wilmington, North Carolina because of rain. This is shortly after a Chicago rainstorm ruined much of the band's equipment during a show, but the cancellation still led to some fans grousing on Twitter about how bands should still play the shows they've agreed to play. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2013

Photos: Austin City Limits 2013

The first of two Austin City Limits weekends took place in Zilker Park over the weekend, with performances by Depeche Mode, the Cure, Kings Of Leon, Atoms For Peace, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, the National, Queens Of The Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, HAIM, and dozens more. Check out photos from the festival by More »

By: Stereogum / October 7, 2013

Stream Passion Pit Constant Conversations EP

Passion Pit have unleashed a 3-track EP, Constant Conversations, a B-sides companion to last year's Gossamer. The collection posts an alternate version of the title track, the previously-unheard "Ruin Your Day," and a Dillion Francis remix of "Carried Away." Stream it below, via Spotify. Sadly, there is no Juicy JMore »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 24, 2013

Watch Passion Pit’s Live On Letterman Webcast

This past weekend, a huge thunderstorm hit Chicago's North Coast Music Festival, fucking up a bunch of Passion Pit's gear and forcing the band to turn a few Canadian shows into DJ sets instead. But they got everything working or replaced in time to play their "Constant Conversations" on the Late Show With DavidMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 5, 2013

Watch Taco Bell’s Passion Pit Documentary

As you may recall, about one year ago Taco Bell released a commercial featuring the Passion Pit song "Take A Walk." Some fans criticized the band, as might be expected whenever artists align with huge corporations. But Passion Pit defended the decision: "It’s not about promoting celebrities or giant corporations or anything like that,"… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 25, 2013

Watch Passion Pit Cover Fun’s “Carry On”

In a live session for VEVO, Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos did a piano cover of fun.'s "Carry On" backed by four female singers. The session seems to be for a series called Unexpected Covers and while Passion Pit's and fun.'s main demographics do differ, there's no way the margin of overlap is small. So,… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 12, 2013

Portugal. The Man – “Purple Yellow Red & Blue (Passion Pit Remix)”

Remix kingpins Passion Pit have flipped Portugal. The Man's track "Purple Yellow Red & Blue" from the recent Danger Mouse-produced LP Evil Friends. The original is storm cloud indie pop -- seriously, check out this super creepy video -- but when Passion Pit gets their hands on it, they maintain its ominous tone but… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 9, 2013

Photos: Free Press Summer Fest ’13

Free Press Summer Fest returned to Houston over the weekend, hosting acts like the Postal Service, Bassnectar, Iggy & The Stooges, Passion Pit, and more. We sent Allyce Andrew to capture the sights. Check out her pics in the gallery above. More »

By: Stereogum / June 3, 2013
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