Passion Pit

Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos Comes Out As Gay: “I Just Wanted So Badly To Be Straight”

The “Sleepyhead” singer makes the brave decision to show his true colors to the world.

Robbie Daw | November 10, 2015 - 12:55 pm

Passion Pit Celebrate Club Life In Their Dizzying “Lifted Up (1985)” Video: Watch

Passion Pit return with “Lifted Up (1985),” the first taste of third LP Kindred. The video finds the band’s frontman making his way through a bustling club.

Mike Wass | March 26, 2015 - 9:08 am

Christina Perri’s “Human” Gets A Mind-Blowing Passion Pit Remix: Listen

Christina Perri has another huge hit on her hands with Head Or Heart lead single “Human”. The moving ballad is steadily moving up the Billboard Hot 100, rapidly racking up radio spins and recently broke into the iTunes top 20. The song’s impressive remix package can only help its chart fortunes.

The stand-out…

Mike Wass | March 5, 2014 - 5:33 pm

Passion Pit Covers fun.’s “Carry On”: Watch

Passion Pit took on fun.‘s anthemic “Carry On” for VEVO’s “Unexpected Covers” series, and just one listen shows why the band’s choice was fitting. While seated at the piano, Passion Pit’s frontman Michael Angelakos leads several back-up singers through the stripped-down rendition.

“… I think it’s one of the prettiest songs on the…

Christina Lee | July 14, 2013 - 11:41 am

Coachella 2013: Passion Pit Bring A Blast Of Pop To The Main Stage (PHOTOS)

My friend pointed out that Passion Pit’s Gossamer sounds like a musical, and that sort of makes sense: it’s about Michael Angelakos, the hopeless romantic who’s a bit fucked in the head and somehow manages to turn all this melancholy into euphoria. This particular musical’s book was always solid, but at times the more delicate Gossamer moments…

Carl Williott | April 13, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Passion Pit’s “Cry Like A Ghost” Video: Watch The Quirky, Complex Clip

2013 is shaping up to be a really good year for music videos! There was the wonderfully overblown “I Got a Boy” from Girls’ Generation, then New Kids on the Block dropped their fresh “Remix (I Like The)” clip. Now Passion Pit have entered the discussion with the video for “Cry Like a Ghost.”

Carl Williott | March 27, 2013 - 9:52 am

Juicy J Remixes Passion Pit’s “Constant Conversations”: Listen

We love when music worlds collide. Actually, no, the days of rap-metal fusion, that was an example of genres literally colliding. These days, genres don’t crash into each other, they intertwine in much more rewarding, subtle ways. Even with genre boundaries crumbling, there are plenty of unlikely combinations that emerge and surprise us. Like, say,…

Carl Williott | February 28, 2013 - 10:04 am

Bonnaroo 2013 Festival Lineup Features Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Bjork

Bonnaroovians, it’s once again time to pack your bags, dust off your tent and get ready to send spring off with a bang via the annual fest in Manchester, Tennessee. This year’s four-day Bonnaroo Music & Arts bonanza is set to take place from June 13 – 16, and features a lineup that includes an…

Robbie Daw | February 19, 2013 - 12:16 pm

Passion Pit & Sophia Bush Get “Carried Away”: Watch The Playful Video

Here’s another nontraditional Valentine’s Day love story for you (although, it’s more in line with the holiday than, say, Lil Wayne’s V-Day offering): Passion Pit’s “Carried Away” music video. Sophia Bush (of One Tree Hill fame) stars with frontman Michael Angelakos in the the playful clip, detailing their relationship through the good times and the bad via subtitles. A rebellious…

Jillian Pellegrini | February 14, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Kings Of Leon, Kendrick Lamar, Ellie Goulding Heading To Hangout Fest: See The Lineup Announcement

Festival season hasn’t begun yet, but festival announcement season is in full swing. The latest conglomeration of bands, genres and food trucks to announce its lineup is the Hangout Music Fest, which takes place in Gulf Shore, AL on May 17-19. (Seems like a totally random spot for a music festival, but there’s a beach, which optimizes…

Carl Williott | February 13, 2013 - 8:15 am

Coachella Lineup 2013: The Stone Roses, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers To Headline

The official lineup for Coachella 2013 is here. Rejoice! After teasing us with an “artsy” trailer earlier this week (which revealed zilch about this year’s musical acts) the music and art festival finally gave the Internet what it had been waiting for: the annual poster reveal. Those who mistook this photo of a rock in the…

Erika Brooks Adickman | January 24, 2013 - 10:19 pm

Passion Pit “Carried Away (Viceroy Remix)”: Idolator Premiere

Passion Pit’s Gossamer was one of the prettiest albums of the year, and “Carried Away” was one of the cheeriest, most infectious songs of the bunch. So it’s only fitting that Viceroy — whose motto is “Summertime, all the time” — decided to remix that particular Michael Angelakos track.

Viceroy’s remix keeps the song’s original…

Carl Williott | December 6, 2012 - 5:45 am

‘Breaking Dawn — Part 2′ Soundtrack: Stream New Ellie Goulding & Passion Pit Songs

The soundtrack to Breaking Dawn — Part 2 dropped earlier this week and now tracks from the latest Twilight installment have popped up online, including the tracks from Ellie Goulding, Passion Pit and Feist. And we have to say, we like all three of these songs more than Green Day’s treacly contribution “The Forgotten.”

Goulding’s “Bittersweet” consists…

Carl Williott | November 15, 2012 - 9:39 am

Passion Pit’s ‘SNL’ Debut: Watch Them “Take A Walk” & Get “Carried Away”

Michael Angelakos and his passion project Passion Pit made their Saturday Night Live debut on the October 12 episode, hosted by Christina Applegate. Before the show, we wondered if SNL’s notoriously bad acoustics would turn the group’s propulsive synth-pop into a muddled mess. Fortunately that wasn’t the case, partly because the band wisely opted for…

Carl Williott | October 13, 2012 - 9:36 pm

‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn — Part 2′ Soundtrack: The Tracklist Revealed

Past Twilight movie soundtracks have provided outstanding original material from major artists like Sia, Bruno Mars and Muse, and the newly announced tracklist for the Breaking Dawn — Part 2 soundtrack doesn’t disappoint. Featuring new tracks from Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding, Green Day, Feist and even a duet from the film’s co-star Nikki Reed and her husband, American

Sam Lansky | October 5, 2012 - 7:43 am

Watch Azealia Banks, Green Day & Florence Rock Reading Festival

Pop stars, rock stars, rap stars and not-yet-stars from all over the musical spectrum descended upon England this weekend for the vaunted Reading Festival.  Up top you can watch the entire crowd singing along and nearly drowning out Azealia Banks as she performs her breakout banger “212” on the festival’s second day. Check out more of our…

Carl Williott | August 27, 2012 - 10:25 am

Zac Brown Band’s ‘Uncaged’ Posts Lowest Sales Week For A #1 Album In 2012

After a brief interruption by NasLife Is Good, Zac Brown Band’s Uncaged returns to the peak position on the Billboard Top 200 for a second week. Unfortunately for the Atlanta country act, with 48,000 copies of their latest LP sold in the previous seven-day period, this marks the lowest sales week for a #1…

Robbie Daw | August 1, 2012 - 9:18 am

Passion Pit’s ‘Gossamer’: Album Review

Passion Pit has always been a poison apple — or peach, if you want to maintain “pit” congruity — for frontman Michael Angelakos. He completely indulges his thoughts until bursts of vivid ideas spew forth, but this allows confusion and dread to rush in too. The result is glossy hyper-pop with a pervading pensiveness;…

Carl Williott | July 24, 2012 - 5:30 am

Passion Pit Give Us A Lesson In Abstract Art In “I’ll Be Alright” Video

Abstract art is totally subjective, but we think you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t get a kick out of Passion Pit’s new video for “I’ll Be Alright”, a single off the group’s new LP Gossamer. In the surreal clip, a bored museum security guard pops a handful of pills while staring at a gold…

Becky Bain | July 19, 2012 - 1:42 pm

Passion Pit Shine At Night During The Governors Ball, Day One

Upon hearing their debut EP Chunk Of Change, it’s doubtful that anyone thought Passion Pit’s off-kilter electro-pop would evolve into such a huge-sounding sonic onion. But they’ve developed a layered, big sound that soared outside at The Governors Ball on Saturday (Jun. 23) and filled all the festival’s real estate.

The set began…

Carl Williott | June 24, 2012 - 11:22 am
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