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, Angelakos has since expanded Passion Pit into a five-piece band including Ian Hultquist, Ayad Al Adhamy, Jeff Apruzzese and Nate Donmoyer. They’re currently working on a full-length debut.
The song ‘Sleepyhead’ on ‘Chunk Of Change’ contains samples of ‘Oro Mo Bhaidin’ by Irish harpist Mary O’Hara.
Homemade gifts rock. Who wants another christing DVD when you can have a pasta necklace, a mixtape or a dead bird? Or, like the girlfriend of PP’s Michael Angelakos two Valentine’s’ ago, this self-produced EP. From the ABC-meets-Hot Chip fizz of ‘I’ve Got Your Number’ to the Pokémon-cute ‘Cuddle Fuddle’ via the Friendly Fires rush of ‘Sleepyhead’, this beatific bpmfest amps expectation giddily high for the Boston five-piece’s debut proper, and really is the gift that keeps on giving. Emily Mackay