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Boston Calling Announces Fall Festival Headlined By Vampire Weekend & Passion Pit

When the weather is right, there are few places in this country that cultivate a vibe of outdoor-festival revelry quite like Boston. And given the terrible turn taken at the city's signature gathering earlier this year, it brings us a lot of joy to report that Boston Calling, the music festival that debuted in May… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 28, 2013

Hangout 2013 Friday: Kings Of Leon, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, & More

The first considerations when attending a music festival on the beach are sartorial. Do you opt for filp-flops to facilitate the inevitable footwear removal and thereby risk blisters from stomping on plastic slabs all day, or do you go with sneakers to account for all that pavement pounding and thereby risk carrying them around all… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 18, 2013

Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos Awarded For Mental Health Awareness Efforts

Last month at the Erasing the Stigma Leadership Awards, Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos was awarded the Beatrice Stern Media Award, described as an award for those who use "the power of the media to put a positive face on mental illness." Introducing the award, writer Shawn Amos said: "By shedding the weight of secrecy,… More »

By: Liz Pelly / May 4, 2013

Passion Pit – “It’s Not My Fault (Hands Remix)”

Both the world-beating, Coachella-resplendent Passion Pit and the world-entering, ascendant Hands have a had busy time in Southern California these past few weeks. I can attest, having caught both bands in the space of five days: Hands in LA during their Echoplex residency; and Passion Pit in Palm Springs in a casino parking lot… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 22, 2013

Coachella 2013 Friday: Blur, Modest Mouse, Grinderman, & More

“It’s the homeland!” one of the girls on the hotel shuttle yelped as we neared the festival. It really begged the question -- who is the most common Coachella archetype? The only data I have to cull from is my experience from last year’s first weekend, but the situation was vastly different. Then, I went… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 13, 2013

Passion Pit – “Cry Like A Ghost” Video

The directing team of Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, known collectively as DANIELS, are among the brightest and most reliable entities making music videos today, and their new video for Passion Pit's Gossamer cut "Cry Like A Ghost" plays out like an extended regretful fever dream. The clip tells the story of a girl,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2013

Passion Pit – “Constant Conversations (Juicy J Remix)”

This combination makes no sense at all, which is why it makes all the sense in the world: Unhinged Three 6 Mafia goofball rap libertine Juicy J has remixed Passion Pit's sensitive white-soul jam "Constant Conversations." Sadly, he has not smeared the track with Hypnotize Minds horror-movie keyboards, but his new verse on the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / February 15, 2013

Passion Pit – “Carried Away” Video

Something that's become increasingly apparent in the months since Passion Pit dropped sophomore album Gossamer: Passion Pit are really good at making music videos! Their latest, for the peppy "Carried Away," stars frontman Michael Angelakos and One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush as a couple who seem to spend more time arguing than doing anything… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 14, 2013

Passion Pit, Icona Pop @ Madison Square Garden, NYC 2/8/13

Despite Friday's blizzard, Passion Pit played Madison Square Garden in support of their Gossamer tour. Icona Pop and Matt & Kim opened the show, and one wonders how this indie synthpop ticket managed to book the massive venue. Passion Pit played a mix of new and old songs, returning to the stage for a… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 11, 2013

Passion Pit – “Carried Away (Tiësto Remix)” Video

The cheesed-out trance-master and ridiculously well-paid human being Tiësto recently worked his magic on Passion Pit's gleaming Gossamer gem "Carried Away," and you can probably guess what the result sounds like before you hit play. One thing you cannot guess, however, is the way this ridiculous and pretty-great music video plays out. It tell… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2013

Stream St. Vincent, Passion Pit, Feist Breaking Dawn 2 Tracks

The newest Twilight is out -- it's getting decent reviews, truth be told -- and it's complete with the usual star-studded soundtrack. Head below to hear contributions from St. Vincent, Ellie Goulding, Passion Pit, Feist and POP ETC below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 15, 2012

Passion Pit – “Constant Conversations (Chrome Canyon Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Sci-fi keyboard funk artist Chrome Canyons add a little speed and bounce to Passion Pit's "Constant Conversations" for their remix of the track. Also, they pitch up Michael Angelakos's vocals up a great deal, so the track exudes a total Alvin & The Chipmunks vibe. Too soon for a reboot? Hear the track… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 7, 2012

Watch Passion Pit Play SNL

This past weekend, Passion Pit passed yet another career milestone, serving as musical guests on the Christina Applegate-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. The band played two tunes from their new Gossamer: "Take A Walk" and "Carried Away." They looked pretty comfortable throughout, and their crisp and chipper synth-rock somehow made it past SNL'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2012

MusicfestNW 2012 In Photos

Yesterday, Portland's MusicFestNW wrapped up five days of concerts at over a dozen venues throughout the city. Among the acts who performed were Passion Pit, Beirut, Girl Talk, Dinosaur Jr., Flying Lotus, Swans, Fucked Up, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Wild Nothing, Purity Ring, and DIIV. Autumn Andel was on hand to capture… More »

By: Stereogum / September 10, 2012

Hot Chip, Passion Pit, Omar Souleyman @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood 9/9/12

It was a picture perfect evening at the Hollywood Bowl for the KCRW World Music Festival series as the trio of Hot Chip, Passion Pit, and Omar Souleyman filled the night with chirpy synthesizers and pulsating beats. Hot Chip are no strangers to rocking the Hollywood Bowl while Passion Pit showed why they had… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 10, 2012

Outside Lands 2012 In Photos

Over the weekend, thousands of fans flocked to this year's Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. Overcast and chilly weather was offset by the fire from the Metallica pyrotechnics and warm vibes from festival attendees. Neil Young & Crazy Horse turned up their guitars to close out Friday, Metallica blew everyone away with their hellfire… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 13, 2012

Team Spirit – “Phenomenon” (Stereogum Premiere)

Team Spirit, the new band led by former Passion Pit keyboardist Ayad Al Adhamy, have a self-titled debut EP coming out. And below, you can listen to "Phenomenon," a fired-up piece of guitar-dominated power-pop that sounds nothing whatsoever like Passion Pit. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 7, 2012

Lollapalooza 2012: M83, Passion Pit, Black Sabbath, & More

For Sunday's recap and photos, click here. For Saturday's recap and photos, click here. Friday's recap below... 12:00 p.m. @ The Playstation Stage: First Aid Kit I eased into Lollapalooza's chaos slowly, with an early set by First Aid Kit -- two sisters, Klara and Johanna Soderberg, from Sweden, ages 18 and 20… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 4, 2012

Passion Pit – “Constant Conversations” Video

In some kind of nutso coup, Passion Pit recruited The Last Picture Show director Peter Bogdanovich, one of the greats of the '70s golden era of American film, to star in their video for the elegant slow-jam "Constant Conversations." Bogdanovich really only has a bit part in the video, which takes place at a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2012