The video for Passion Pit’s “Lifted Up (1985),” the first track from the highly-anticipated forthcoming album Kindred, debuts today. Watch the video, with concept by Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos and directed by Phil Andelman below.
Kindred is out April 21 on Columbia Records.
The band is fresh from a string of shows at SXSW, the worldwide live debut of Kindred. Of the shows, the Austin American Statesman’s Austin 360 says, “All hail Michael Angelakos, king of the electropop rock stars…the Massachusetts band’s still got some kind of lightning in a bleepy-bloopy bottle,” while The Philadelphia Inquirer praises, “musically effusive, and catchy as ever.”
In celebration of the release of Kindred the band will tour North America this spring, playing intimate venues in the U.S. and Canada. The band will make stops including Big Guava Music Festival, Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre, two nights at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club and many more. Tickets are available now via www.kindredthealbum.com/
Listen to Kindred track “Where The Sky Hangs” via passionpitmusic.com and pre-order the album with the two tracks as instant downloads here.
Kindred was written by Passion Pit creative force and frontman Michael Angelakos and recorded in New York City. The album was produced by Angelakos alongside longtime collaborators and co-producers Chris Zane and Alex Aldi, as well as Benny Blanco.
Angelakos’ songwriting process for Passion Pit has always been to filter and reshape. Many sounds on Kindred that one would assume are synths are actually Angelakos’ voice, manipulated by computers and pedals. Angelakos frequently repurposes sound: using Top 40 signifiers for outré ends, crushing weird natural and synthetic detritus together into pop (Brent Katz, liner notes, 2015).
Kindred follows Passion Pit’s 2012 hit Gossamer, which found the band selling out Madison Square Garden, appearing on “Saturday Night Live” and a special “Live on Letterman” performance, and playing at major festivals including Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Outside Lands and more.
PASSION PIT LIVE
March 27 Phoenix, AZ McDowell Mountain Music Festival
April 16 London, UK Electric Ballroom
April 17 Paris, FR La Maroquinerie
April 26 Norfolk, VA The Norva
April 29 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
May 1 State College, PA Movin On Festival
May 2 Richmond, VA Big Field Day
May 5 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
May 6 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
May 8 Tampa, FL Big Guava Music Festival
May 10 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
May 11 Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre
May 13 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
May 14 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
May 17 San Diego, CA Observatory North Park
May 19 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
May 20 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
May 22 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
May 22-24 El Paso, TX Neon Desert Music Festival
May 26 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
May 29 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
May 30 Napa, CA BottleRock Festival
July 19 Portland, OR Project Pabst
July 24-26 Oro-Medonte, ON WayHome Music Festival
Aug 15-16 Tokyo, JP SummerSonic
KINDRED TRACK LISTING
- Lifted Up (1985)
2. Whole Life Story
3. Where the Sky Hangs
4. All I Want
5. Five Foot Ten (I)
6. Dancing on the Grave
7. Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)
8. Looks Like Rain
9. My Brother Taught Me How To Swim
10. Ten Feet Tall (II)