Passion Pit plays it happy. - Oh My Rockness

Band We Like
August 04, 2008
Passion Pit is an instantly likeable (bordering on joyful) new band out of Boston that's the product of Michael Angelakos' inventive imagination. This guy must dance when he dreams. Passion Pit's story goes that Angelakos made a mixtape (featuring original work and samples... not "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel) for his girlfriend for Valentines Day. She must have REALLY liked it, because it became the EP that Frenchkiss (The Dodos, Les Savy Fav) is properly putting out in Fall of '08.

Passion Pit features original electro melodies combined with happy samples from all over the previously recorded place. Live, Passion Pit is an exuberant experience, featuring a full band of five that uses a mix of guitars, drums and synths that will make you smile and dance and simply smile some more. They've played recently with Girl Talk (a perfect stage partner) and just opened a show for Death Cab. Think of a cross between Professor Murder and The Go! Team. They seem to get a lot of MGMT comparisons too. These guys are good. We just want to hear more.

Passion Pit begin their month-long residence at Pianos, on Wednesday, August 13th.


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