Passion Pit Begin US Fall Tour/Early Rave Reviews Are In, This Boston Sensation Are Not To Be Missed!/ Chunk Of Change EP Out This Fall On Frenchkiss Records

The Fader.com Features “Sleepyhead” Freeload & Feature : http://www.thefader.com/articles/2008/9/5/freeload-passion-pit-sleepyhead-interview

Brooklyn Vegan : “Bring earplugs (if you’re not afraid to wear them). It was very loud (but good).” http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2008/08/passion_pit_200.html

Pitchfork Media : “Sleepyhead’ may not be sleepy, but it’s decidedly dreamy, a glistening array of woozy textures that call to mind both the atmospheric twee-scapes of A Sunny Day in Glasgow and the ecstatic seaside fantasias of Air France.” http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/node/142111

Nylon Magazine.com : “passion pit is more groundbreaking than a stampede of obese elephants” : http:/www.nylonmag.com/?section=article&parid=1860

Elbo Blog Aggregator : http://elbo.ws/artist/passion-pit/

RCRD LBL On “Sleepyhead” : http://www.rcrdlbl.com/2008/08/28/download_passion_pit_sleepyhead

Stereogum : “Scott and I swung into Pianos last night to check in with electropop outfit Passion Pit. And clearly, someone’s doing their work in that camp. The Boston band recently signed to Frenchkiss, and on the back of a mostly solid (and in the case of “You’ve Got My Number,” very addictive) EP Chunk Of Change, they just closed out a residency at Pianos in the LES.” http://stereogum.com/archives/concert/passion-pit-pianos-nyc-82708_018011.html

Spinner : http://www.spinner.com/2008/09/08/full-cds-calexico-passion-pit-more/

WFNX/Boston Phoenix & WFUN Name Passion Pit Best New Boston Act : “And winners Passion Pit, the sexy five-piece soulchild of songwriter Michael Angelakos, might just be the funkiest local group since the Jonzun Crew. Passion Pit only have a handful of shows under their belt, but as their BMP win suggests, people are psyched about this band. And for good reason: if you haven’t been experienced yet, turn up them computer speakers, point your browser to their MySpace page, click on “Better Things,” and your ass will follow.”

Boston’s Passion Pit is the brainchild of Michael Angelakos. A songwriter’s songwriter drawing from a variety of influences, from the classic pop of Randy Newman to the synth work of Giorgio Moroder.

The Chunk of Change EP was originally put together as a (belated) Valentine’s Day present to Angelakos’ girlfriend which then prompted him to give it out to friends and fellow students at Emerson College. Angelakos wrote and recorded the entire album by himself and it only hints at what is to come from this extremely talented perfectionist. The production of the recording – brief, sporadic, and explosive – worked towards the development of Angelakos’ signature euphoric and blissfully melancholic sound. Frenchkiss Records will reissue the ep this fall with the addition of two bonus tracks “Better Things” and “Sleepyhead” that are already catching the online world on fire. All of this is in preparation for Passion Pit’s debut full length coming out in early 2009.

Playing as a five piece live, Passion Pit has already blown away audiences opening up for Death Cab For Cutie, Girl Talk, These New Puritans and more. Also winning the WFNX/Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll as the Best New Local Act of 2008, Passion Pit hopes to bring their soulful dance explosion to your town this fall.

The Band:

Michael Angelakos (voice, keys, piano, synth), Ian Hultquist (synth, voice)
Thom Plasse (bass, synth), Ayad Al Adhamy (synth, sample, voice)

FALL TOUR DATES:
9/12 Newbury Comics on Newbury St, Boston, Massachusetts
9/13 Monolith Fest: Red Rocks CO, Denver, Colorado
09/17 Mercury Lounge W/ Sunset Rubdown, New York, New York
09/18 Great Scott ( CD RELEASE SHOW! 18+) Allston, Massachusetts
09/24 Bowery Ballroom w/ French Kicks, New York, New York
10/4 POP MONTREAL w/ The Dodos, MONTREAL, Quebec
10/11 in 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

http://www.myspace.com/passionpitjams

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

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