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Passion Pit Cancel Tour

This morning, the world got its first legitimate listen to Gossamer, Passion Pit's new record. That good news is tempered this afternoon, as the band's lead singer Michael Angelakos is canceling their pre-Lolla summer dates due to some "mental health" issues. He posted this note of explanation:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 16, 2012

Stream Passion Pit Gossamer

Passion Pit's feverishly anticipated sophomore LP Gossamer arrives next week, and we've already spent some time with the early tracks "Take A Walk," "I'll Be Alright," and "Constant Conversations." Today, the entire album makes its way online. NPR has it streaming, and now we can finally hear how it stack… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2012

Passion Pit – “Constant Conversations”

Passion Pit's sophomore album Gossamer is on the way, and we've already heard the early tracks "Take A Walk" and "I'll Be Alright," both of which touch on very different ends of the band's aesthetic spectrum. And now here's yet another very different track: "Constant Conversations," a sunny, patient piece of whiteboy… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 9, 2012

Passion Pit – “Take A Walk (The M Machine Remix)”

Here's a remix of Passion Pit's recent single "Take A Walk" by the M Machine, a SF-based production trio signed to Skrillex's OWSLA label. The dance group opens up the track a little bit, making it a little more arena-ready and huge thanks to pulsating synthesizers. Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 22, 2012

Passion Pit – “Take A Walk” Video

Here's the clip for Passion Pit's first Gossamer single "Take A Walk," a video from the perspective of a world-traveling, bouncing blue ball. It's a collaboration with the Creators Project. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 14, 2012

Passion Pit – “I’ll Be Alright”

Last month, we heard the lead single to Passion Pit's forthcoming Gossamer, a big pop march called "Take A Walk." Now, the group has posted their second single, and it's another shimmering, sample-heavy take. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 12, 2012

Watch Passion Pit Play The 2012 Webby Awards

Last night, during the Webby Awards, a nattily dressed Passion Pit came out (after a Patton Oswalt introduction) to perform their new single "Take A Walk." Michael Angelakos's hair, you'll notice, no longer laughs in the face of gravity. Björk also showed up. She won the award for Artist Of The Year, and she… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2012

Pearl Jam, Dirty Projectors, Passion Pit Added To Jay-Z’s Made In America

Via Pearl Jam's press release, Pearl Jam, Passion Pit, Dirty Projectors will play Jay-Z's Made In America fest which was announced last week. From the release:… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 21, 2012

Passion Pit – “Take A Walk”

The joyous, crazy-popular synth-rockers Passion Pit are gearing up to release their sophomore album Gossamer this summer. This morning, first single "Take A Walk" hits the internet, and it's a big, drippy, emotive track that talks about financial troubles and suburban alienation. Give it a listen below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2012

Passion Pit Gossamer Details

In a press release earlier today, Passion Pit announced that a new album will be out in July on Columbia. It's called Gossamer and the Manners follow-up will be 12 tracks long. They've also got some new tour dates, which will likely contain some of the new jams, so scope those below. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 24, 2012

Secret Music – “T.O.Y.S.” Video

Ramshackle indie rock duo Secret Music builds their frenetic pop around simple, catchy synth or guitar lines, and that's the basis of their single, "T.O.Y.S." The video, directed by TV Carnage, piles up Jerry Springer clips, Full House snippets and lots of freaky-ass ventriloquist dummies. The song was produced by Passion Pit's Ayad Al Adhamy. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 10, 2011

Watch Passion Pit Do Two New Songs At Moogfest

For the Passion Pit faithful, and given the blown-out audio quality perhaps only for said faithful, here are live clips of two songs that will presumably appear on the band's Manners followup:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 31, 2011

CMJ 2011: Class Superlatives & Our Finest Photos

We're on the other side of CMJ now, which you could probably tell by the uptick in the music news cycle, or by some bloggers' (could be any bloggers, no way to know who I am talking about) bleary eyes and corresponding level of risibility. Stereogum threw a couple of parties early on,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 24, 2011

How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 5, 2011

Indie Rockers Respond To NY Legalizing Gay Marriage

New York just became the 6th largest state to approve same-sex marriage. Yes! The Senate bill passed 33-to-29, Governor Cuomo signed the measure shortly after, and the law goes into effect in 30 days. A historic night to be sure, one probably best not spent in front of a laptop. Too late. But in case… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 25, 2011

Passion Pit Remix Beastie Boys

Passion Pit have transformed Hot Sauce Committee Pt, 2's lead single "Make Some Noise" into a particularly sunny summertime song, one that suits the album's colorful cover art better than the original. More »

By: brandon / April 11, 2011

Hear Gold Panda’s Live Session for BBC1, Download A Passion Pit Remix

It was a breakout year for British beatmaker Gold Panda, whose remixes and singles rippled around 2009 and whose debut full-length Lucky Shiner was one of this year's finest. When live, he summons his samples and constructs his beats from the floor up, which makes this two-song Maida Vale session for Ro… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 13, 2010

Muse, Passion Pit @ Staples Center, Los Angeles 9/25/10

Lasers, Giant eye balloons, LCD skyscrapers and a sold out Staples Center provided the environment for a full on rock show by Muse, with an opening set from Passion Pit. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 27, 2010

Passion Pit – “Tonight, Tonight” (Smashing Pumpkins Cover)

Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos tackles Smashing Pumpkins melancholy, melodramatic "Tonight, Tonight" for Levi's Pioneer series. Previously we heard Dirty Projectors cover Dylan, and The Shins do Squeeze's "Goodbye Girl." Listen below, and sign up with Levi's to download the track and hear Angelakos replace Billy Corgan's growl with his own falsetto. Or hear… More »

By: jessica / June 23, 2010

Toyko Police Club – “Wait Up (Boots Of Danger) (Passion Pit Remix)” & “Breakneck Speed” Video

Tokyo Police Club and Passion Pit are often tour mates, and probably mixtape mates for a great deal of love-starved pubescents. Both bands capture teen regret and anxiety with pitch perfect (and some time high-pitched perfect) accuracy. Champ's first single, "Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)" was already running at breakneck speed, so Passion Pit… More »

By: jessica / May 21, 2010