Passion Pit - 'Take A Walk'

Passion Pit - 'Take A Walk'

This song is pure upbeat happy bouncy joy. It makes you want to SKIP and JUMP until you’re sick from a mixture of excitement and cheap vodka. Try not to listen too hard to the lyrics though: it’s about debt, taxes, poverty and how it can all...

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Passion Pit - 'Gossamer'

Passion Pit - 'Gossamer'

If The Strokes made the rock’n’roll ideal real again, and The Rapture reinvented dancing as an alt-imperative, it was the holy triptych of chart-botherers Klaxons, MGMT and Passion Pit who restored pop to its rightful position as a dream...

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Passion Pit - 'I’ll Be Alright'

Passion Pit - 'I’ll Be Alright'

When Passion Pit’s ‘Take A Walk’ landed a couple of months ago, its recession-based lyrics and familiar-sounding synths weren’t the explosive comeback we’d been expecting from the band’s first track for three years. Thankfully, on...

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Passion Pit - 'Take A Walk'

Passion Pit - 'Take A Walk'

Striving to straddle the peak of the electro-pop mountain now that La Roux is lost down some rocky crevice, the Pit return with a bright synth blast heralding their “expansive” July-bound second LP. Expansive as in: trebling the amount of...

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Passion Pit, 'Take A Walk'

Passion Pit, 'Take A Walk'

The return of Passion Pit, three years after 2009's 'Manners', finds them in a weird position. Their melding of twee indie sentiments with playful electronics been co-opted by every band you can think of (from 'Day & Age' - era Killers to MGMT)....

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Live Review: Passion Pit

Live Review: Passion Pit

Taking the stage in Germany during the final show of their European tour and the dying days of 2009, Passion Pit’s synths still sound fresh. In a year blighted by too many smooth samples and multi-layered backing tracks, the group’s...

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Album review: Passion Pit

Album review: Passion Pit

You’ve got to hand it to Michael Angelakos’ band of beardy Bostonians. They’ve succeeded in engineering the kind of breezy electronic pop that is so definitively 2009 you wonder how they didn’t bugger up the time-space continuum....

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Passion Pit

Passion Pit

So, you’re a Neanderthal man, you’ve forgotten Valentine’s Day, your girlfriend is pissed off with you and you’ve got no way of remedying the situation unless you come up with something so mind-bogglingly romantic that it would cause the...

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Album review: Passion Pit

Album review: Passion Pit

Facts about this album: Passion Pit first came to fame in Boston after passing out copies of 'Chunk Of Change', initially a belated Valentines’ gift to friends and acquaintances. Although he wrote and recorded 'Chunk Of Change' himself,...

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