Posted on: February 23, 2015 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0
In celebration of the release of their new album Kindred, out April 21, Passion Pit will tour North America this spring, playing intimate venues in the U.S. and Canada. The band will make stops including SXSW, Buku and Big Guava Music Festivals, Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre, two nights at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club and many more. See below for full tour routing—fan presale begins Tuesday, February 24 at 10:00 a.m. local time, with the public onsale Friday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Listen to Kindred tracks “Lifted Up (1985)” and “Where The Sky Hangs via 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.


March 14                                            New Orleans, LA               Buku Music + Arts Festival
March 17                                                 Austin, TX                                 Fader Fort at SXSW
March 27                                               Phoenix, AZ      McDowell Mountain Music Festival April 26                                                 Norfolk, VA                                               The Norva
April 29                                                  Toronto, ON                              Danforth Music Hall
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 24-26                                         Oro-Medonte, ON                   WayHome Music Festival


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)

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