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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

New Passion Pit Video – “To Kingdom Come”

After Passion PIt impressed doubters and synth-pop lovers and graphic designers alike with the early release of their video for "The Reeling," it is simply sensible that their second Manners video doesn't even vaguely aim for hip or hipster points. "To Kingdom Come" is one of their debut's most sugar-steeped songs, almost goofy i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 17, 2009

Passion Pit Remix Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Though Karen's "Off with your head" evokes Alice In Wonderland, the "Heads Will Roll" video played on the spooky synthesizer line via a well-dressed and (sorry) Michael Jackson-style werewolf's solo dance routine. The beloved wolfman shows up again on the cover of the forthcoming Heads Will Roll EP, which will include remixes of the… More »

By: brandon / July 1, 2009

Sasquatch! 2009 In Photos

Everybody loves Memorial Day weekend, but nobody loves Memorial Day weekend like those that make it to Sasquatch! As friends have returned from their treks across country, they've shared nothing but raves for this year's festival, from the Gorge's breathtaking views to this year's fantastic lineup. Even the public indecency seems particularly magical on the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 29, 2009

Passion Pit On A Motherfucking Boat, NYC 5/18/09

Last night Passion Pit celebrated their debut LP release by cruising New York Harbor on the Rocks Off boat cruise. Rest assured the event was thoroughly Tweeted. Fans boarded the Temptress yacht at 8PM for the three hour tour during which Cambridge's buzzy synth-pop revivalists entertained with Manners. According to our photographer Natasha Ryan,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 19, 2009

Passion Pit Give Themselves A Club Mix

Drummer Nate Donmoyer's "The Reeling" remix is a goof (it's titled Shuttle's Super Club Mega Mix '99) but that doesn't mean you can't dance to it. MP3's at NME (and LP stream here). More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 15, 2009

Calvin Harris Remixes Passion Pit

We're already two solid listens into Passion Pit's debut LP Manners, which means, in promo-cycle terms, it is peak time for the remixes that nobody asked for. Enter the UK's preeminent responsible partyer Calvin Harris, who tries to give the Boston outfit's danceable lead listen "The Reeling" even more dance. The original's stuttering… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 29, 2009

New Passion Pit – “Moth’s Wings”

If you're behind on your RSS, you missed the collective realization that Passion Pit are appearing as more than a one-hit-EP wonder, when Scott highlighted the Boston synthpoppers stuck-on-repeat song/video "The Reeling." Would it be too much to ask for both of their Manners LP's lead track to be ecstatic dancefloor homers? Well, yes. More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 27, 2009

The ‘Gum Drop LXXXV: Hear New Blank Dogs, Win A Turntable & Passion Pit Prize Pack

Incorporating a few releases with relatively bigger labels into his extensive discography of limited-edition 12"'s, 7"'s, etc., Brooklyn BTW Blank Dogs is quite literally getting easier to watch. See, for instance, the forthcoming In The Red-imprinted Under And Under which includes 20 new lo-fi hits (15 on the CD) and also finds Mr. Blank… More »

By: brandon / April 22, 2009

New Passion Pit Video – “The Reeling”

Although the Cambridge quintet was pretty green when Amrit and I checked out its Pianos residency last summer, kids were going apeshit for Passion Pit's synthpop hooks and helium vocals. MTV got on board during CMJ and these days a Lily cameo seems inevitable (almost there, guys). HypeM support has also… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 20, 2009

Passion Pit Play Rockville, Release New Single

They're from the wrong coast, but if ever a band were built for Josh Schwartz's indie-rock web soap Rockville, CA, at least one of them would be Passion Pit. Watch the guys perform between a really weak storyline at It's Episode 5, "The D-List." There are live performances of two songs a… More »

By: brandon / March 24, 2009

Passion Pit, Lykke Li Booked For O.C. Dude’s Indie Rock Web Soap

Remember when Death Cab For Cutie played at The Bait Shop? Well, now Josh Schwartz is bringing that same kind of MAGIC to the internet with his new indie rock web series for the WB, Rockville, CA. Catch the wave at Videogum. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 24, 2009

New Ra Ra Riot – “Ghost Under Rocks (Passion Pit Remix)”

It's a match made in blog heaven, these two getting together on a track like this: "Ghost Under Rocks" sees Ra Ra Riot at the height of their melodramatic, orchestral pop powers; Passion Pit are an ascendant band that make highly bloggable electro-singles. And the results are, well if you've ever heard "Ghost… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 26, 2009

The BBC Names 2009’s Most Likely Breakout Acts

It's an annual thing, this BBC list. Last year they bestowed the top three slots upon Adele, Duffy, and the Ting Tings. So, music supervisors for Apple commercials and Saturday Night Live, here's another list to pick over. This year's spread numbers 15 -- five honorable mentions with the top 10 ranked -- based… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 9, 2009

Passion Pit Trailed By MTV … But Will They Make Wikipedia?

Their first show was a year ago, and they've played around 30 shows since. Fast forward to CMJ where they express wonder at playing a whole two gigs in one day to a camera crew at MTV, and you see the quick rise that we figured after their Pianos residency a few months ago. More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 27, 2008

New Passion Pit Video – “Sleepyhead”

A couple months back, Scott and Amrit ventured out to catch Passion Pit at Pianos. Since then, the Boston Frenchkiss signees have continued popping up here/there. The consensus (at least around here, like in my kitchen) is that their best song is "Sleepyhead." It's also the lead track from their re-released Chunk Of ChangeMore »

By: brandon / October 14, 2008

Passion Pit @ Pianos, NYC 8/27/08

Scott and I swung into Pianos last night to check in with electropop outfit Passion Pit. And clearly, someone's doing their work in that camp. The Boston band recently signed to Frenchkiss, and on the back of a mostly solid (and in the case of "I've Got Your Number," very addictive) EP Chunk Of Change,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 28, 2008
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