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Passion Pit — Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield, New York, New York, September 26th, 2009

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Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield, New York, New York, September 26th, 2009


May 15, 2019

Passion Pit are currently on tour in honor of the 10th anniversary of their debut album, Manners, which came out 10 years ago today, on May 15, 2009. Today the band led by Michael Angelakos has teamed up with Swedish electronic duo Galantis for the new song "I Found U."  More

Passion Pit Announce “Manners” 10th Anniversary Tour

May U.S. Dates in Honor of Debut Album's Anniversary

Feb 05, 2019

Wanna feel old? Well, Passion Pit's debut album, Manners, came out almost 10 years ago. Its exact anniversary is May 15 and in honor of that achievement the band led by Michael Angelakos is going out on tour this May to perform the album in its entirety.  More

Listen: Passion Pit Shares Two More New Songs - “Moonbeam” and “Hey K”

Shared via Michael Angelakos' New Wishart Company

Feb 20, 2017

Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos has founded a new company called The Wishart Group. Its goal is to help artists by providing them with educational, legal, and healthcare services, in particular mental healthcare. More

Listen: Passion Pit - “I’m Perfect”

Shared via Michael Angelakos' New Wishart Company

Feb 15, 2017

Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos has founded a new company called The Wishart Group. Its goal is to help artists by providing them with educational, legal, and healthcare services, in particular mental healthcare.  More

Feb 14, 2017

Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos has founded a new company called The Wishart Group. Its goal is to help artists by providing them with educational, legal, and healthcare services, in particular mental healthcare. More

Dec 12, 2016

Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos has announced a new Christmas album, Merry Christmas, Mr. Fields, which is due out this Friday, December 16 via AKH Productions and Frenchkiss Records.  More

Passion Pit Announce New U.S. Tour Dates

Kindred Out Now via Columbia

Sep 07, 2016

Passion Pit have announced a handful of new U.S. tour dates for this October. The dates are in support of Kindred, which was released last year on Columbia. Check them out below, followed by the video for "Lifted Up (1985)." More

Passion Pit Announce New Fall U.S. Tour Dates

Kindred Out Now via Columbia

Jun 23, 2015

Passion Pit have announced some new U.S. tour dates for this fall. They go down in September and October and include shows in Texas, the South, and Los Angeles. More

Premiere: Ian Hultquist - “The Ballad of Bobbie and Jude” (Theme from “Animals”)

Passion Pit founding member scores indie film; soundtrack available 5/12

May 08, 2015

We're excited to premiere "The Ballad of Bobbie and Jude," the main theme for the movie Animals. The song (and the film's originial music) is by founding Passion Pit member Ian Hultquist.  More

Apr 14, 2015

Following his 2012 sophomore album GossamerPassion Pit, aka Michael Angelakos, will release his third studio album Kindred next week on April 21. More

Apr 06, 2015

Due to release his newest album Kindred later this month, musical artist Michael Angelakos, aka Passion Pit, has shared a brand new track from the LP. More

Mar 26, 2015

Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos has premiered a brand new music video for "Lifted Up (1985)," the lead single from his forthcoming third studio album Kindred. More

Passion Pit Announces Tour Dates

New Album Kindred Out April 21

Feb 23, 2015

Gearing up for the forthcoming release of the band's third LP, KindredPassion Pit, a.k.a. Michael Angelakos, has announced plans for his first round of tour dates behind the record. More

Feb 20, 2015

Prepping the release of his own upcoming album Kindred this spring, Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos is also the featured vocalist on "Pay No Mind," the lead single on French producer Madeon's debut LP, Adventure. More

Feb 16, 2015

After weeks of teasing, Passion Pit, a.k.a. Michael Angelakos, has finally provided the full details of his upcoming third album, Kindred. More

Feb 13, 2015

Due to release his third studio album Kindred this April, Passion Pit, a.k.a. musical artist Michael Angelakos, has announced that he will debut the record's first single, "Lifted Up (1985)", next week. More

Jan 29, 2015

After a series of teasing photographs and even a bit of Morse CodePassion Pit have officially announced the release of their third studio album, Kindred. More

Jan 26, 2015

Already teasing that his band's third full-length album will see release sometime this year, Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos has offered up another hint. More

Jan 02, 2015

Over the past several days Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos has been sharing a number of brief demo tracks under the project name Eastern Shift. More

Listen: Ryn Weaver - “OctaHate”

Co-Written With Charli XCX, Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos, Benny Blanco, and Cashmere Cat

Jun 27, 2014

Earlier this week a female artist by the name of Ryn Weaver seemingly jumped out of nowhere, delivering a surprise pop gem called "OctaHate." More

Dec 11, 2013

This week saw the debut episode of Culinary Beats, a new web series by Yahoo that brings together a music artist and chef to share the techniques behind their art.  More

Dec 02, 2013

Chicago radio station WXRT has announced the 15th installment of its ONXRT: Live from the Archives series, featuring selections from the station's in-house performances and special broadcasts from the city's local venues. More

Passion Pit Write Letter Explaining Why Bands Cancel Shows

Band Responds Following Reaction to North Carolina Show Cancellation

Oct 09, 2013

Sometimes events happen that are completely out of a band's control while on tour, and sometimes this leads to a show, or two, or many, being cancelled. More

Stream Passion Pit’s “Constant Conversations” EP

Features Alternate Takes and B-sides

Sep 24, 2013

Set to embark on the final tour behind last year's excellent album GossamerPassion Pit have shared a stream of their newly released Constant Conversations EP. More

Sep 05, 2013

Still on the road in support of 2012’s Gossamer, last night Passion Pit stopped by LettermanMore

Aug 26, 2013

Continuing to headline shows around the country in support of their 2012 album GossamerPassion Pit have become the subject of a newly premiered documentary titled Hello Everywhere. More

Passion Pit Announce Fall Tour

Includes Make-up MSG Shows

Jul 15, 2013

Passion Pit have announced plans for a new set of performances this fall, continuing their support of last year's Gossamer. More

Watch: Passion Pit Performs Fun.‘s “Carry On”

Part of Unexpected Covers Series

Jul 12, 2013

Taking part in a special live session for VEVO called "Unexpected Covers," Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos performed a stripped down rendition of Fun.'s Some Nights single "Carry On." More

Listen: Passion Pit remixes Portugal. the Man’s “Purple Yellow Red & Blue”

Transforms Track into Dance-pop Sing-a-long; Also Watch Portugal on Conan

Jul 11, 2013

Passion Pit have remixed Portugal. the Man's single "Purple Yellow Red & Blue," off their new album Evil Friends. Where the original exceeds in catchy, swirly psych, Passion Pit's remix grounds it in straightforward, toe-tapping dance.  More

Boston Calling Music Festival Announces Fall Installment

Headlined By Vampire Weekend and Passion Pit

May 28, 2013

Over Memorial Day Weekend Boston held the inaugural edition of its Boston Calling Music Festival. More

May 04, 2013

Last month, Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos was honored at the Erasing the Stigma Leadership Awards, recognized for his efforts in bringing awareness to the issues of mental health. More

Mar 27, 2013

Though it doesn't star frontman Michael Angelakos, the video for Passion Pit's latest single "Cry Like A Ghost," does an excellent job capturing the high/low self-destruction referenced throughout his revealing sophomore LP Gossamer. More

Feb 14, 2013

Happy Valentines’ day! Here’s an impressive (and depressing) video from Passion Pit, staring Sophia Bush from One Tree Hill, frontman Michael Angelakos, and a whole lotta ennui.  More

Nov 07, 2012

As Passion Pit make ready for some seriously big venues next year, New York synth artist Chrome Canyon has taken the liberty to rework the electro pop group's standout Gossamer track "Constant Conversations." More

Nov 05, 2012

Recently announcing their first headlining performance at New York's Madison Square Garden Passion Pit have scheduled a set of new dates to carry them into 2013 supporting their album Gosssamer. More

Oct 16, 2012

In the support of Gossamer, the little album that could, Passion Pit will be heading Madison Square Garden.  More

Watch: Passion Pit Play “SNL”

Perform "Take A Walk" and "Carried Away"

Oct 15, 2012

Over the weekend Saturday Night Live featured Passion Pit as its musical guest. More

Oct 05, 2012

If there's one good thing to come out of the Twilight movie franchise it's been the ability of its soundtracks to expose people who normally wouldn't listen to indie music to some really fantastic artists. More

Passion Pit Discuss Gossamer

Methods in the Madness

Aug 24, 2012

On a hot, New York City summer day the mood of Angelakos becomes increasingly more upbeat as our particular conversation progresses. Having made it through the more difficult portion of the interview, the part where the making of Angelakos' new album Gossamer collided head-on with his own personal instability, we've turned to more "fun and interesting and intellectually stimulating" topics, bringing with them a much-needed sense of levity. More

Under the Radar’s Protest Issue feat. Dan Deacon and Tegan & Sara covers hits newsstands next week!

Issue Also Features Ariel Pink, Passion Pit, Wild Nothing, Matthew Dear, Death Cab for Cutie, Janelle Monáe, Andrew Bird, The Drums, Tom Morello, Zola Jesus, Amanda Palmer, and much more

Aug 23, 2012

Under the Radar is pleased to share our election year Protest Issue for 2012, on newsstands next week, featuring two covers with Dan Deacon and Tegan and Sara. The issue features major stories on the music of Occupy and Gay musicians talking about current Queer issues. The issue is now available to buy in the digital/iPad format hereMore

Check Out Photos from Day Two of Outside Lands 2012 Including Passion Pit and Sigur Rós

Plus Dr. Dog, Zola Jesus, Grandaddy, Father John Misty and more.

Aug 13, 2012

Check out photos from Day One of the Outside Lands, held in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA on August 10, 2012. The gallery includes photos of Dr. DogFather John MistyGrandaddyPassion PitSigur RosTame ImpalaThee O SeesYellow Ostrich and Zola Jesus. More

Aug 01, 2012

Set to make his first proper performance tomorrow at Lollapalooza since the release of his new album Gossamer after health concerns forced him to cancel a number of shows, Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos has premiered a music video for his record's slow jam ballad "Constant Conversations." More

Jul 18, 2012

Following the bouncy ball perspective of their video for "Take A Walk," Passion Pit have premiered a clip for their new Gossamer single "I'll Be Alright." More

Passion Pit Cancels Shows

Michael Angelakos "improving my mental health"

Jul 16, 2012

Passion Pit, whose upcoming sophomore album is currently streaming online, has announced the cancellation of a number of shows set to take place this month. More

Jul 16, 2012

Next week, electro-candied pop band Passion Pit will release Gossamer, the sophomore follow-up to their 2009 debut Manners. More

Jul 09, 2012

Just a few weeks out from the release of their sophomore album GossamerPassion Pit have released yet another cut from the record. More

Watch: Passion Pit – “Take a Walk”

A Bounce Through Suburbia

Jun 14, 2012

Ahead of their sophomore album Gossamer (out July 24), Passion Pit has released this new video for single “Take a Walk.”  More

Jun 12, 2012

Last month Passion Pit returned on the scene releasing "Take A Walk," the first single off the band's forthcoming sophomore album Gossamer. More

Watch: Passion Pit Perform At the Webby Awards

Play New Single "Take A Walk"

May 22, 2012

With comedian Patton Oswalt introducing them as a band named after Karl Rove's basement, electro-pop outfit Passion Pit made an appearance at this year's Webby Awards to play "Take A Walk," the lead single from their forthcoming new album Gossamer. More

May 15, 2012

After last week’s preview of the new album, today Passion Pit dropped more info on forthcoming sophomore release Gossamer.  More

Listen: Passion Pit - “Take A Walk”

Off Upcoming Album Gossamer

May 07, 2012

On July 24, Passion Pit are set to release Gossamer, the follow-up to their highly successful debut Manners. More

Passion Pit Announce New Album

Gossamer Due Out This July

Apr 24, 2012

Passion Pit have announced that the follow-up to their 2009 debut Manners will be called Gossamer. More

Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Festival 2011 Lineup Announced

M83, Lykke Li, Odd Future, Reggie Watts, Passion Pit, and More

Aug 01, 2011

Today Austin's Fun Fun Fun Festival announced the lineup for this year's event, taking place November 4 - 6. More

News Roundup: Goldfrapp Pinball, Caribou Live Album, and Pixies “Doolittle” Tour Dates, and More

Plus: Passion Pit Hits the Road, Shine 2009, Summer Camp, Neil Young and The Extra Lens All Prep Releases

Sep 03, 2010

Our News Roundup briefly reports on various entertainment news stories that are circulating the web. Included are updates from: The Extra LensNeil YoungCaribouSummer CampShine 2009Passion PitTwin Sister, and Goldfrapp. More

Passion Pit Covers Smashing Pumpkins For Levi’s Pioneer Sessions

Joins Previous Contributors Dirty Projectors, She & Him, and The Swell Season

Jun 23, 2010

Levi’s continues to prove they’re down with the kids (no really!) with the newest installment of their Pioneer Sessions where musicians are invited to cover bands that have influenced their sound. Past participants have included Dirty Projectors, She & Him, The Swell Season and The Shins. Today, Passion Pit was added to the list with their synth-filled cover of Smashing Pumpkins’ “Tonight Tonight.” We have the video and download. More

Passion Pit Extend Tour, Expand Album

Manners out April 13th

Mar 16, 2010

On April 13th, Passion Pit is set to re-release debut album Manners. We also have the new tour dates. More

Passion Pit Announces Fall Tour

Band on David Letterman September 28th

Aug 20, 2009

Electo-indie kids Passion Pit has announced its winter North American Tour. In addition to headlining shows and playing festivals such as Austin city Limits and Treasure Island, the band will also make an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman, September 28th. More

Austin City Limits Festival 2009 Lineup Announced

Over 130 Acts In 3 Days, including The Dead Weather, Sonic Youth, Grizzly Bear, Lily Allen, and The Decemberists

Apr 28, 2009

Though the early bird 3-day passes have been sold out since last year, the preliminary lineup for the Austin City Limits Music Festival has only recently been announced. More

Harlem Shakes Set to Shake, Rattle, and Roll Across the Nation

Band Announces US Tour Dates with Passion Pit and Exclusive Live Video.

Apr 16, 2009

Harlem Shakes and Passion Pit announce US tour. More


Passion Pit

Methods in the Madness

Aug 24, 2012

On a hot, New York City summer day the mood of Angelakos becomes increasingly more upbeat as our particular conversation progresses. Having made it through the more difficult portion of the interview, the part where the making of Angelakos' new album Gossamer collided head-on with his own personal instability, we've turned to more "fun and interesting and intellectually stimulating" topics, bringing with them a much-needed sense of levity. More

Passion Pit

Taking on the World

Jul 09, 2009

“There’s a way to write a love song differently… there’re so many different kinds of love songs. And I think specifically with this album, this album is a lot about love and a lot about… finding the antidote to misery,” says Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos. He then adds with a chuckle, “There’s no reason why you shouldn’t embrace love as an antidote to your problems when you are a depressed, miserable person.” More





Apr 17, 2015

It's easy to forget that Passion Pit's first two records of critically acclaimed ebullient, stadium-ready synth pop, 2009's Manners and 2012's Gossamer, harbored lyrics that shaded much darker. More




Jul 26, 2012

With their sophomore release Gossamer, Passion Pit proves to be the gift that keeps on giving. What started as the mission of mop-topped singer Michael Angelakos to wrap up a Valentine's Day musical box for a past paramour (the collection of songs that would become Passion Pit's 2008 Chunk of Change EP), the project has now become a global love affair out to steal hearts with a dashing and mysterious second album that, in many ways, bests the band's debut. More

Coachella 2010 Day 1 Recap: Sleigh Bells, Yeasayer, Passion Pit, Grizzly Bear, and Fever Ray

April 16th, 2010

Apr 17, 2010

Confession: despite my various musical exploits, this is my first year at Coachella. And in spite of various friends' threats to paint a "V" on my forehead and subject me to an unspeakable hazing process (that's standard...right?), I spent the week leading up to the festivities feeling not unlike an over-sugared toddler on Christmas Eve. Day one's notable loot: Sleigh Bells, Yeasayer, Passion Pit, Grizzly Bear, and Fever Ray. More

Phoenix and Passion Pit at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield, New York, New York

September 27th, 2009

Oct 13, 2009

With the French rock outfit Phoenix and the Boston-based synth-pop quintet Passion Pit on the same bill, it would never take long to start a dance party. On September 26, at the second of two sold-out New York shows, it wasn't long before Central Park's Rumsey Playfield became a mess of strobe lights, synthesizers, and screaming teenagers. More