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“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 »

The two videos I liked best this week are about reintroducing superstars: One who’s been away for a while, one who’s barely taken enough time off for anyone to notice it’s been a year since he dropped an album. And both are heavy on old-school music-video values: Expert rhythmic editing, implied sex, the goofily in-charge… More »

If you need a quick crash-course in why music videos are not what they once were, have a look at Alex Pappademas’s celebration of the great Hype Williams in Grantland. Plenty of great music video directors are working today, but none of them are bringing the sheer opulent visual verve that Hype had at hi… More »

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Photos: Project Pabst 2015

Project Pabst took place this past weekend in Portland’s South Waterfront District, and the lineup boasted a collection of acts both young and old. Blondie,…
Stereogum | July 20, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Converse’s Free Rubber Tracks Live Residency Brings The Replacements, Slayer, Chance The Rapper, Passion Pit To Boston This Month

There are lots of reasons to be suspicious of corporate-sponsored music events, but if a shoe company was bringing the Replacements and Dinosaur Jr. to…
Tom Breihan | April 16, 2015 - 9:30 am

Stream Passion Pit Kindred

Passion Pit's music has always carried traces of neon '80s synthpop, but from the cover art to the song titles, new album Kindred is a…
Chris DeVille | April 14, 2015 - 10:44 am

Passion Pit – “Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)”

Over a month after Passion Pit shared "Lifted Up (1985)" and "Where The Sky Hangs" in quick succession, the band has finally unveiled another single…
James Rettig | April 6, 2015 - 8:27 am

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…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2015 - 10:38 am

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'…
James Rettig | March 16, 2015 - 10:25 am

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…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2015 - 11:48 am

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…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2015 - 8:35 am

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…
Chris DeVille | February 16, 2015 - 3:01 pm

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.
Caitlin White | February 9, 2015 - 3:30 pm

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…
Caitlin White | January 29, 2015 - 2:43 pm

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…
James Rettig | January 20, 2015 - 1:13 pm

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…
James Rettig | January 2, 2015 - 9:20 am

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…
James Rettig | December 30, 2014 - 8:39 am

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…
James Rettig | August 23, 2014 - 1:15 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2013 - 8:54 am

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…
Stereogum | October 7, 2013 - 11:30 am

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
Claire Lobenfeld | September 24, 2013 - 5:19 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2013 - 8:53 am
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