Passion Pit announce release of new album 'Gossamer'

The follow-up to 2009's debut 'Manners' is out July 23

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Passion Pit will release their brand new album, 'Gossamer', on July 23.

The follow-up to their 2009 debut 'Manners', will be 12 tracks long, according to Pitchfork, and come ahead of their only UK live dates currently set for this summer, at Reading and Leeds Festivals on August 24 and 25. The band tour North America this summer, with appearances at Japan's Summer Sonic Festival also scheduled.

The electropop band first spoke to NME about their second album in 2010, when Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos revealed that the band's next album was "gonna be a really fantastic, exciting, beautiful, gorgeous record. An absolutely beautiful record. I'm so excited".

He added: "We're aligning it with the Farmers' Almanac in America, so when the buds start to bloom is when we kind of wanna release it. Like when life starts to come back. We wanna be pretty literal." Angelakos also said he was preparing "several editions" of the album for release.

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