Eastern Shift (Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos) – “Somewhere”

Aside from an acoustic performance of “Sleepyhead” he did for charity a few weeks back, Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos has been pretty quiet over the past year while putting the finishing touches on the band’s third album, which he said was close to being done a few months ago. Yesterday, however, Angelakos uploaded a few tracks to his largely inactive solo Soundcloud page: an already released OneRepublic remix, the instrumentals to Chunk Of Change track “Cuddle Fuddle,” and a short demo called “Somewhere.” The track is a reinterpretation of Barry Manilow’s “Somewhere Down The Road” done in Passion Pit’s characteristic hyperactive, pitch-shifted style. It’s a little unclear where exactly the demo fits in, but it seems to be a part of a separate Angelakos project called Eastern Shift. You can listen to it below.