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Neon Indian – “6669 (Aislyn Remix)”

Remix culture was one of the topics of conversation that didn't really make the five-minute cut from that hour-long conversation I had with Alan Palomo and Peter Gabriel -- Peter being an early champion of letting his material breathe (posting stems from songs like "Shock The Monkey" to his website for free use), Ala… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 11, 2010

Coachella 2010: Jay-Z, LCD, Disco Balls & Chandeliers

Four years into my Coachella career and I've never experienced an Indio spring so mild. It's a gift from the gods meaning Brooklynites like Scott and I can wear jeans all weekend, a blessing with the residual benefit of ensuring nobody in Indio is forced to see our unsightly Brooklynite legs (you are welcome, California). More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 17, 2010

Freelance Whales – “Generator ^ First Floor (Aislyn Remix)”

Last time we checked in with Band To Watch Freelance Whales, they were changing up some of their tracks for a studio performance at Grand Street Recording. Now they've given Brooklyn duo Aislyn a chance to mix things up. Aislyn is Passion Pit keyboardist Ian Hultquist making soothing, gently percussive po… More »

By: jessica / March 16, 2010

Two Door Cinema Club – “Undercover Martyn (Passion Pit Remix)”

Passion Pit's fingerprints are all over this -- that stuttering drum machine beat and keyboard arpeggio are dead giveaways. Two Door Cinema Club themselves employed a drum machine until they added a touring drummer late last year. More »

By: jessica / February 26, 2010

Passion Pit – “Little Secrets” Video

So you've heard "Little Secrets" quite a bit, probably. Passion Pit released a video for the single late last year, but debuted a joyous, higher quality one for the song today. The clip was directed by hotshot Partizan director Tim Saccenti, who's previously directed videos for Animal Collective, Chairlift, and Jamie Lidell. He's also… More »

By: jessica / February 18, 2010

Alternate Passion Pit Video – “Sleepyhead”

Are we all aware of how big Passion Pit is at this point? To put it in some context, they recently played a sold-out three-night run of shows at Terminal 5 in NYC. For those not from NYC, T5 is a 3,000-capacity midtown venue of last resort that has sound like the inside of a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 1, 2010

Passion Pit Remix Lady Gaga

The Cambridge electro rockers did an official remix of "Telephone," The Fame Monster's most recent single (Feat. Beyoncé). "Would be so better if there wasn't? a fucking chipmunk voice," says a commenter at YouTube. More »

By: brandon / January 26, 2010

Photos, Video From The 2009 mtvU Woodie Awards

When MTV's college-obsessed little sister station mtvU announced the nominations for this year's Woodie Awards, we had some fun trying to make sense of the logic underlying the way in which they had grouped together bands and pit them against one another. The logic being: their demographic is college, and college is the time… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 19, 2009

Passion Pit Release “Little Secrets” Video, Soundtrack Palm Pixi Ad

Passion Pit's astrologically inclined "Little Secrets" video features a giant disco ball afloat in the Milky Way. The bug-eyed bald guy who lives there takes his diamond-esque rocket for a ride in a meteor and finds himself in some sort of Tron/Daft Punk/Star Wars-lightspeed approximation. The whole thing seems vaguely biological: The final atmospheric breakthrough… More »

By: brandon / November 17, 2009

Passion Pit Remix Max Tundra (Stereogum Premiere)

In addition to including Final Fantasy's justifiably hyperbolic promotional blurb when first posting on the excellently kinetic synth-pop of "Which Song," we added this bit from Ben Jacobs aka Max Tundra himself on the process and equipment used to achieve his tones: The main technology behind this and all of my albums has bee… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 3, 2009

Treasure Island Fest 2009 In Photos

This past Saturday and Sunday was the third annual Treasure Island Festival, on San Francisco's Treasure Island. We sent Josh Bis to capture the weekend in photos. sounds of buzz… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 20, 2009

Phoenix Have Now Played Every Late Night Talk Show This Year

Except Carson Daly, but he doesn't really count. The roll call: Fallon, Conan, Letterman, Kimmel. Hell even SNL. So in the interest of exhausting Phoenix's every move, here's their performance of "Girlfriend" for Craig Ferguson last night, including two more recent installments from the never-ending parade of Phoemixes (i.e. More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 12, 2009

Austin City Limits 2009 In Photos

There was dust, rain, then mud. There was Eddie Vedder, sitting in with Kings Of Leon and calling Perry Farrell up onstage with Pearl Jam during a reportedly monstrous, festival headlining two-hour set. There were Brooklynites and Brits, Dave Matthews and Phoenix, The B-52s and Mos Def, John Paul Jones and Karen O. Basically there… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 5, 2009

Phoenix/Passion Pit @ Central Park Summerstage, NYC 9/26/09

As advertised, Phoenix treated Central Park's Summerstage to two sold-out nights of their danceable and occasionally epic insouciance this past weekend. The lineup was a synth-lover's delight, pairing the Frenchmen with the more sugar-rushed and helium-voiced keyboard pop of Massachusetts men Passion Pit in the opening slot. And it wouldn't be a Monday without… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 28, 2009

Monolith 2009 In Photos

While we were rocking the Catskills, enjoying what Wayne Coyne said was "the greatest collection of underground music ever assembled," dozens of other great indie bands (and a few hip-hop luminaries) put on a much larger mountain festival in Morrison, Colorado. In its third year Monolith delivered rain from the get-go, but that only… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 15, 2009

Reading & Leeds Festivals 2009 In Photos

This past weekend, bill-sharing fellows Reading and Leeds were tasked with distracting a nation still reeling from the death of its Oasis. Their secret weapons were unannounced sets by Them Crooked Vultures, the tweet-happy supergroup of Dave Grohl, John Paul Jones, and Josh Homme who introduced his band as "Michael Jackson" because he's soMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 31, 2009

Lollapalooza 2009 Wrap-Up

If you weren't talking about the weather in Grant Park this weekend, you weren't in Grant Park this weekend. And really that would've been a shame. It was oppressive at times, but despite -- or as these things go, perhaps because of -- the inclement weather conditions (APW-styled rain Friday, sweltering heat and humidity the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 9, 2009

Diesel:U:Music Feat. Clipse, Kanye, Lykke Li, Roots, Passion Pit @ Webster Hall, NYC 7/30/09

Last fall Diesel celebrated its 30th birthday in Brooklyn with a concert by N.E.R.D., Franz Ferdinand, T.I., and a very pregnant M.I.A. So expectations for last night's Diesel:U:Music event and its promise of very special guests were high (like planes) (sorry). Jay-Z would probably show up and spit with the Roots? He isMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 31, 2009

Passion Pit Make Some MySpace Transmissions

Already hitting a boat, the clubs, and most recently, Jimmy Fallon, the Cambridge, Mass synth-poppers performed stripped-down takes on Manners and Chunk Of Change tracks at Transmissions. Because there can never be too many versions of "Sleepyhead." Download at MySpace. More »

By: brandon / July 31, 2009

Passion Pit Bring “The Reeling” To Fallon

The Massachusetts synth-pop outfit has taken its Manners pretty much everywhere this year -- in the club, on a boat, etc. -- but until last night a network television performance eluded them. Jimmy Fallon's crew continues to pick up the slack left by Conan's slightly (com)modified music guest booking policy by giving Passio… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 30, 2009