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Passion Pit

Tags: electronic, falsetto, indie, indie pop, pop

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Summary: So like, get it out of your mind that this is yet another avant-retro scumbag project, some kind of 21st-century revival of that 80's electropop revival from the late 90's. No, no, that's not it at all. It's more like...well, remember when Peter Gabriel and Scritti Politti crashed your Christmas party sophomore year and did a set of Prince covers on your little cousin's toy piano? Do you remember how pure, how beautiful everything looked outside that night, the snowflakes caught in floodlight against the black of the sky? And that girl--what was her name--how gorgeous she looked in that weird white sweatshirt with all that fake sparkly stuff in her hair? It was NOW, right now, and there wasn't anything else but now. Yeah, that's it. But that's not all of it. Chunk of Change is part 1 of a 3 CD set from Passion Pit, a/k/a Michael Angelakos, a songwriter's songwriter, an elusive and sought-after solo performer whose rare and fragmentary output in pop, slowcore, and soundtracks just teased and hinted at what was possible. This one's been slow in coming, 'cause he's a perfectionist, you see. But maybe, just maybe this is something like perfection--five jewelled tunes that catch the waves of joy shimmering up there on the future horizon. Euphoric but plaintive, sublime but wiggly, Chunk of Change gets to the truth of the matter about what we all want--love, release, goddamn snappy beats and swooningly gorgeous hooks. Gorgeous like the girl in the sweatshirt. Passion Pit is now, dude, and that's all there is. roddy potter

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Photos: Passion Pit at House of Blues

Passion Pit, live at House of Blues Boston, January 6, 2010.
Photos: Passion Pit live at House of Blues Boston, January 6, 2010.
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Review: WFNX's Miracle on Tremont Street 2009

Passion Pit, Phoenix, and Spoon, live at the Orpheum Theatre, December 4, 2009
A quick, mildly sycophantic shout-out to the "powers that be" here in Phoenix -Land: This year's Miracle on Tremont Street was nothing short of a wicked pissah powerhouse bill. The grand old Orpheum creaked under the weight of a sold-out audience, and a pronounced feistiness prevailed .
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 08, 2009
Live Reviews

Photos: Passion Pit, Phoenix, and Spoon at Orpheum

Live at WFNX's Miracle on Tremont show on December 4, 2009
Photos of Passion Pit, Phoenix, and Spoon performing at WFNX's annual Miracle on Tremont Street
By CATHERINE LEE AND NICK CURRAN  |  December 07, 2009
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