So we reach the business end of this year's album poll, as voted for by the State writers and photographers. This next selection features a total of six debuts, proving that new talent is still the lifeblood of the music world. In addition there's the return of an elder statesman and a sparkling release from a pair of Irish siblings. 20. Passion Pit - Gossamer Michael Angelakos digs deep. 19. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Trouble Summery dance vibes meets pop nous. [...]
Even as Passion Pit's glittery Gossamer is laden with dark themes, and it dips into some pretty dismal territory -- lead singer Michael Angelakos has been open about his struggles with bipolar dis
MUSICFESTNW: AGAINST ME!, ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD, JOYCE MANOR ( Hawthorne Theatre , 1507 SE 39th) Against Me! singer Tom Gabel made rock 'n' roll history this year by coming out as transgender. Now fronted by the newly minted Laura Jane Grace, Against Me! plays the same great, angry, poppy punk, newly invigorated with purpose. Tonight they kick off MusicfestNW with a bang. NED LANNAMANN Also, read our article on Against Me! Joyce Manor's new "full-length," Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired , is a bit of [...]
For those of you who, like us, thought that Passion Pit's four year musical hiatus since their 2009 mind blowing debut studio album Manners felt like an eternity… fear not. Since the July 24th release of their newest album Gossamer , the electro-pop band from Massachusetts seems to be picking up right where they left off. The bands iconic synth-pop blended with indie rock sound has only matured with time as well as their artistic vision for their music videos. Passion Pit recruited fellow MA native Dori Oskowitz to direct the video of [...]
The video roundup #12 is here, with the best videos released recently, from Two Door Cinema Club, Montevideo, Passion Pit, Body Language, and Daniel Avery. English band Two Door Cinema Club is back with a new single, "Sleep Alone", which comes with a video clip, featuring cool special effects! The song is taken from their highly anticipated upcoming album "Beacon", to be released on September, 3rd on Kitsuné/Cooperative Music. The band Montevideo , from Belgium, released a video clip for their [...]
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It may be difficult wrapping one's brain around the idea of Passion Pit -those blog-beloved purveyors of brightly hued, indie-flavored synth-pop morsels fronted by singer Michael Angelakos' polarizing high-pitched chirps-ending up with one of 20122s finest R&B performances, but that's precisely what the guys have accomplished with Gossamer highlight "Constant Conversations", a song that on the surface, gleams, stomps and grooves like some new-gen R. Kelly/ The-Dream sex jam. Even Angelakos, pleasantly backed by fluttery background female harmonies and providing a vocal far more tamer and soulful than usual, [...]
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 [...]
Passion Pit have unveiled plans for a short UK tour later this year. The band, fronted by Michael Angelakos, have announced four shows in the UK set for November. The short visit will see them make stops in Glasgow, Manchester, Cambridge, Birmingham and London, following on from their appearances at Reading and Leeds festivals this summer. The dates are as follows. NOVEMBER 13 Glasgow QMU 16 Manchester Academy 18 Cambridge Junction 19 Birmingham HMV Institute 20 London HMV Forum In more recent [...]
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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This week's top videos come from Lower Dens, CYMBALS, Passion Pit, Feist/Mastodon and Kendrick Lamar. Expect a nod towards the olympics, free falls, celebrities, beautiful animation and a pretty incredible interactive video. For more videos, head over to our TV section . Kendrick Lamar - 'Swimming Pools (Drank)' Lower Dens - 'Candy' CYMBALS - 'Candy Bar' [...]
Is this video four or five for this record? I've lost track, however I have not lost interest. Still love everything thats comes from Passion Pit . Watch below and buy their new record, Gossamer HERE (iTunes) or HERE (Amazon). Can you guess the cameo?... Tweet
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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.
Hot off Gossamer 's #4 debut on the Billboard Charts last week, Passion Pit has released a sensual clip for their sophomore album's R&B flavored single, "Constant Conversations." The video throws a somber Michael Angelakos' into the middle of a high-society day party. Though everyone at this Gatsby-like affair is dressed in their Sunday best, Angelakos seems distracted in his own world. Here's to hoping he gets through it all, both here and in real life, so Passion Pit can get back to work on world domination. Gossamer [...]
Directed by by Dori Oskowitz Despite canceling several tour dates due to mental issues plagues Passion Pit front man, Michael Angelakos , the group continues to promote their new album, Gossamer. Here is the music video for "Constant Conversations"...
As word continues to spread about the unstable metal condition of Michael Angelakos, we can now see some of that frustration in a visual form in the video for “Constant Conversations”. With a slew of upper class, spoiled brats, the Passion Pit frontman wades around like a dead body, giving no attention to anyone. While we’re not quite sure what this affair is about (maybe someone just died?), it does seem to have an overarching somber feel to it. Hopefully soon, Angelakos can return completely focused on getting Passion Pit continued world dominance. Gossamer [...]
When I first listened to Passion Pit's smooth slow jam " Constant Conversations ", I couldn't help but think that it was quite the indie electro baby-making tune. And with the new visuals just released, I can see that I wasn't too far off with my initial impression. The video, which is full of heavy petting, sex, snakes and the always erotic tea party all shot in slow motion, is just full of sexual undertones (and overtones for that matter) and makes for one steamy scene to compliment the song perfectly. Gossamer is available now [...]
Passion Pit continue their quest of Indie-Electro world dominance with the third single from their acclaimed sophomore album Gossamer . The slo-mo jam Constant Conversations . Dori Oskowitz directs this story that features Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos, actor/director Peter Bogdonavich and the one and only Taryn Manning. Buy Passion Pit’s music from: [...]