Whoa there. Step back for a second. Take a moment to breathe and tell someone you love them. Pull a couple weeds from the garden in your soul. Smile, a little. Relax. Share a sweet potato. Anyone in America that lives in a swing state can attest that they need these moments. I mean there is a lot of hate flowing. Ads on television, message boards in the newspapers, graffiti on the bathroom stalls, you name the medium and there has probably been some angry diatribe flung recently. We've become a bunch of three year olds sticking our tongues out, [...]
Over the weekend Passion Pit took the stage at Saturday Night Live to deliver two stellar performances from their sophomore album, Gossamer . The band is currently on tour in support of the album, with dates all across the US and select dates in the UK from now through December. Head over to their website for more details. For now, enjoy "Take A Walk" and "Carried Away" from Saturday night. "Take A Walk" "Carried Away"
This past weekend, Passion Pit passed yet another career milestone, serving as musical guests on the Christina Applegate-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live . The band played two tunes from their new Gossamer : " Take A Walk " and "Carried Away." They looked pretty comfortable throughout, and their crisp and chipper synth-rock somehow made it past SNL 's notoriously awful sound engineers without sounding like total mud. Frontman Michael Angelakos has been busy with the media lately. He also recently showed up on the public-radio music talk show Sound Opinions , playing stripped-down [...]
Passion Pit delivered a somewhat flat performance on SNL this weekend, but as it happens, the SNL stage isn't the most conducive to vibrant or electric performances (save, maybe, Frank Ocean ). The band performed two new songs off of their newest album, Gossamer , " Take A Walk " and " Carried Away ". Watch the band perform on the sacred SNL stage below. Connect with Passion Pit : Facebook | [...]
Watch 'Take A Walk' & 'Carried Away' via Hulu. Passion Pit recently dropped by KEXP. Purchase Passion Pit items via Insound. MP3: The Ting Tings - Hands (Passion Pit Mix)
The electro/pop band Passion Pit made their Saturday Night Live debut performance last night, where they played two songs: "Take A Walk" and "Carried Away." Both songs are from their sophomore more album Gossamer , which if you have not bought, I highly recommend you do. Watch the solid performances below. Fresh? Tweet
Earlier tonight, Passion Pit were given the opportunity to make their Saturday Night Live debut. Performing "Take A Walk" and "Carried Away," which appear on their most recent album, Gossamer , the band definitely held their own. Give their performances a watch below. THE 10 BEST LYRICS FROM PASSION PIT’S GOSSAMER ( The Audio Perv )
Passion Pit performed "Take A Walk" on Saturday Night Live. Watch it below (we'll have the second video shortly) and pick up the album Gossamer on iTunes , Amazon MP3 (Only $5) , CD ...
Earlier today, the Twilight folks announced the artists like Feist, St. Vincent, Elle Goulding (produced by Skrillex!), Green Day, Passion Pit will contribute originals to the Breaking Dawn Part 2 soundtrack. POP ETC is in the house as well. Head below to see the entire list. Read More...
For your Sunday: ► Dance party at the Hollywood Bowl, with Hot Chip , Passion Pit and Omar Souleyman . That's Passion Pit's video for "Talk a Walk," above. ► A night of larger-than-life R&B at Gibson Amphitheatre, where Mary J. Blige co-headlines with D’Angelo , on his first tour in a decade. ► It's the eclectic orchestrations of Pink Martini at the Greek Theatre. ► Punk stalwarts the Ataris , who have their sixth full-length en route early next year, headline the [...]
Watch 'I'll Be Alright' below. Catch 'em on their North American tour. Click here to view the embedded video. MP3: ARMS - Heat & Hot Water (Passion Pit Mix)
If you own a Corvette and like driving at night, while blasting sweet dance tunes like Passion Pit or Flight Facilities , then put that shit in top gear and listen to this. Production duo YesYou have just released a video for their latest single “Frivolous” which features the dynamically, high-ranged, vocals of fellow Aussie, Marcus Azon of Jinja Safari . The video is a great reminder that if you find yourself alone in [...]
Pop stars, rock stars, rap stars and not-yet-stars from all over the musical spectrum descended upon England this weekend for the vaunted Reading Festival. Up top you can watch the entire crowd singing along and nearly drowning out Azealia Banks as she performs her breakout banger "2123 on the festival's second day. Check out more of our favorite Reading performances from Passion Pit , Santigold and others after the jump. Old vets Green Day rattled [...]
Summer in Australia is approaching - and that can only mean one thing: festival season! The summer's first major festival, the touring Parklife , has just released an incredibly well-done mashup video, containing videos and tracks from their extensive bill, creating a seamless teaser to get Australia ready for the upcoming festival season. This year's installment of Parklife will include Australia's The Presets with their first Australian performances of their massive new album Pacifica (due for release [...]
Here's Passion Pit's remix for the single "Birds" from Sweden's duo We Are Serenades. In case you didn't know this Indie duo is formed by Adam Olenius (Shout Out Louds) and Markus Krunegard (Laasko). Once again Passion Pit does a great job! Honestly i was expecting something completely different, but this remix is exactly what [...]
Passion Pit: Gossamer - We know it all too well. Those lonely, troublesome days where no matter what you do, your brain is permanently programmed to ‘emotional overload,’ and all it craves is some release from the pain of all that overwhelms us in this world. Vocalist Michael Angelakos has been living with the demons of his emotions since making it big in 2009, and lyrically portrays the trials and tribulations of all things with love and life that are beautifully tragic in Passion Pit ’s newest album, Gossamer . [...]
The video for "Constant Conversations", a tune off of Passion Pit 's latest Gossamer LP, is pretty heavy. I'm struggling to piece together what's actually happening, but from what I gather it's not a comfortable situation. I suppose this makes sense given that the recent tour date cancellations were due to frontman Michael Angelakos' mental health. For a deeper look into his seemingly troubled mind, and to understand what I'm talking about, head over to Pitchfork for the full-on feature story (a great read). Passion [...]
Never did smoking cigarettes and drinking straight spirits look so god damn sophisticated as in PASSION PIT' s new video for ‘Constant Conversations.’ The film takes us to one of those places full of secrets and hurt, but it’s all so classy and tasteful, you just want to be there anyway. Plus I get huge kicks out of watching MICHAEL ANGELAKOS sing; the guy is so suave. ‘Constant Conversations’ has a definite groove, almost indicative of the clips intended era. I actually really love it; [...]
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Some Hollywood heavyweight cameo in Passion Pit 's new video for 'Constant Conversations', which seems to be the music video equivalent to a Cliffs Note version of The Great Gatsby. See how the other half live below. 'Sleepyhead' this is not. Read Tom's sterling review of the Cambridge, Massachusetts band's new album 'Gossamer' here. Click here to view the embedded video.