There's many that would argue that Valentine's Day is a holiday that shouldn't be celebrated. Don't tell that to fans of the electro-pop band from Boston, Passion Pit, as they have a lot to owe to the holiday. You see, frontman Michael Angelakos originally put together the Chunk of Change EP as a belated Valentine's Day present to his girlfriend, which then spread to friends and fellow students at Emerson College, catching on like wild fire and Passion Pit was born. The band has been on a roll ever since, having recently signed on to French Kiss records who re-released the album earlier in Sept, as well seeing the band head out on tours opening for acts like Death Cab For Cutie & Girl Talk.
Chunk Of Change is full of carefree electro-synth, led by the track that has left everyone buzzing, "Sleepyhead". The track already has many hailing it as song of the year, and Sleepyhead's sample heavy, handclapping, swirling vocals are perfect examples of the infectios nature of the band. Angelakos' falsetto, set against his melancholy lyrics mix perfectly on tracks such as "I've Got Your Number" and Better Things", while "Smile Upon Me" delivers sunny pop bliss.
Following the EP, Passion Pit is on schedule to deliver it's debut full length, which should be coming out in early 2009.
Upcoming tour dates:
10/4 - Pop Montreal w/ The Dodos - MONTREAL, Quebec
10/11 - Boston @ Middle East with Les Savy Fav
10/27 - Neumo’s w/ Yelle - Seattle, Washington
10/28 - Commodore Ballroom w/ Yelle - Vancouver, British Columbia
10/29 - Berbati’s Pan w/ Yelle - Portland, Oregon
10/31 - Mezzanine W/ Yelle - San Francisco, California
11/1 - Henry Fonda Theatre w/ Yelle - Los Angeles, California
11/2 - The Beauty Bar w/ Yelle - San Diego, California
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