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Passion Pit

July 15, 2009

passion-pitWell, as I have just expressed on my twitter account, sometimes I miss music by months or even years but still feel proud of my discovery—if only humbly so. My recent discovery, of which my brother helped spur on, is Passion Pit. Lately, the “indietronica” sound has really struck a chord. I would like to say that the craze started with Ben Gibbard and his Postal Service project. Since, bands such as Blonde Redhead, Yeasayer, The Raveonettes and MGMT keep me plugged in… literally. The fun part of all of this is that it’s only getting better. I missed Passion Pit’s debut ep entitled “Chunk of Change”, which came out under a year ago. Chunk of Change is good… really good. During my research I know that “Sleepyhead” got some airtime, and it should. “Sleepyhead” has one of the best synth leads of any song that I’ve heard. I wish that I had written this song.

As good as Chunk of Change is, their full-length LP, which came out in May, is better. “Manners” is outstanding. It takes a while to get through the whole album because I want to repeat each song that plays. The album starts off on a great note and doesn’t let up. There are no filler songs on the album, but some that out-shine others. The second track, “Little Secrets” is as close as you can get to making a perfect song.

So, in case they almost slipped by you like me, I hope that you get into them now. Here’s their single “Sleepyhead” and “Little Secrets”, respectively.


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4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2009 8:33 pm

    You officially have me hooked…thanks!

  2. July 17, 2009 1:53 pm

    nicular!! i just bought four songs mentioned on your blog. thanks for enlightening me!! hope life’s awesome. you need to find something swedish so we can have a dance party. k? k. : )

  3. chelsearoberson permalink
    July 17, 2009 6:27 pm

    So I was listening to Sleepyhead and feeling as if I’d heard it somewhere before. Then I had it…it reminds me of this remix music video of Alice in Wonderland!!!!

  4. July 17, 2009 8:03 pm

    That video is incredible! I had never seen it before or heard of it. And you’re right, it is similar to “Sleepyhead”. The vocals sound similar to the backing ones on the Passion Pit track. This video is excellent. I’m passing it along. Thanks, Chelsea.

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