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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,” frontma… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 25, 2013 - 8:41 pm

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 - 12:41 pm

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 give… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 9, 2013 - 3:48 pm

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 - 3:38 pm

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 - 8:54 am

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 - 3:59 pm

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 - 4:30 pm

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 with… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 22, 2013 - 12:05 pm

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 - 2:11 pm

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, running… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2013 - 11:37 am

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 song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2013 - 12:54 pm

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 - 5:08 pm

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 - 9:05 am

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 an encore… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 11, 2013 - 12:10 pm

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 tells the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2013 - 9:14 am

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 - 10:23 am

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 below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 7, 2012 - 12:12 pm

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’s notoriously… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2012 - 8:56 am

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 - 4:15 pm

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 a… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 10, 2012 - 12:39 pm