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Gossamer, Passion Pit

Passion Pit

November 30th, -0001

Formed:
2008 in Boston, MA

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Passion Pit

Biography

The Boston, Massachusetts-based Passion Pit began as a one-man project of singer and songwriter Michael Angelakos to produce a Valentine's Day gift for his girlfriend. The gift, an EP entitled Chunk of Change, soon wound up in the hands of friends and acquaintances, who were enthralled with the work. Eventually, Passion Pit became not only a vehicle for the romantic expressions of Angelakos' heart but a full-fledged band — at least for live gigs — and opened for a number of well-known artists, including Death Cab for Cutie. This momentum led to label interest, and in 2008 the Frenchkiss label picked up Chunk of Change for re-release with the addition of two bonus tracks. The EP, and especially the track "Sleepyhead," garnered a lot of attention from bloggers and fans of giddy electronic indie pop. Columbia Records also liked what they heard and paired with Frenchkiss to release Manners, the first album by the group (which now consisted of Angelakos, Nathan Donmoyer, Ian Hultquist, Ayad Al Adhamy, and Jeff Apruzzese), in spring of 2009. The band's long-awaited 2012 follow-up, Gossamer, was preceded by the singles "Take a Walk," "I'll Be Alright," and "Constant Conversation." ~ Chris True & Tim Sendra, Rovi. The Boston, Massachusetts-based Passion Pit began as a one-man project of singer and songwriter Michael Angelakos to produce a Valentine's Day gift for his girlfriend. The gift, an EP entitled Chunk of Change, soon wound up in the hands of friends and acquaintances, who were enthralled with the work. Eventually, Passion Pit became not only a vehicle for the romantic expressions of Angelakos' heart but a full-fledged band — at least for live gigs — and opened for a number of well-known artists, including Death Cab for Cutie. This momentum led to label interest, and in 2008 the Frenchkiss label picked up Chunk of Change for re-release with the addition of two bonus tracks. The EP, and especially the track "Sleepyhead," garnered a lot of attention from bloggers and fans of giddy electronic indie pop. Columbia Records also liked what they heard and paired with Frenchkiss to release Manners, the first album by the group (which now consisted of Angelakos, Nathan Donmoyer, Ian Hultquist, Ayad Al Adhamy, and Jeff Apruzzese), in spring of 2009. The band's long-awaited 2012 follow-up, Gossamer, was preceded by the singles "Take a Walk," "I'll Be Alright," and "Constant Conversation." ~ Chris True & Tim Sendra, Rovi

Top Albums

Gossamer, Passion Pit
1. Gossamer
Manners (Bonus Track Version), Passion Pit
2. Manners (Bon..
Chunk of Change - EP, Passion Pit
3. Chunk of Cha..
The Reeling - Remixes, Passion Pit
4. The Reeling ..
Constant Conversations EP, Passion Pit
5. Constant Con..
Carried Away - Single, Passion Pit
6. Carried Away..
Tonight, Tonight - Single, Passion Pit
7. Tonight, Ton..
Take a Walk (The M Machine Remix) - Single, Passion Pit
8. Take a Walk ..
The Reeling [Digital 45], Passion Pit
9. The Reeling ..
The Reeling - Single, Passion Pit
10. The Reeling ..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Take a WalkGossamer4:24$1.29
2.
Carried AwayGossamer3:41$1.29
3.
SleepyheadManners (Bonus Track Versio..2:54$1.29
4.
Little SecretsManners (Bonus Track Versio..3:58$0.99
5.
Moth's WingsManners (Bonus Track Versio..4:16$0.99
6.
Constant ConversationsGossamer3:55$1.29
7.
SleepyheadChunk of Change - EP2:55$1.29
8.
ReelingManners (Bonus Track Versio..4:47$0.99
9.
It's Not My Fault, I'm HappyGossamer5:05$1.29
10.
Swimming In the FloodManners (Bonus Track Versio..4:57$0.99
11.
To Kingdom ComeManners (Bonus Track Versio..4:07$0.99
12.
I'll Be AlrightGossamer4:22$1.29
13.
Eyes As CandlesManners (Bonus Track Versio..4:03$0.99
14.
Tonight, TonightTonight, Tonight - Single4:08$1.29
15.
Love Is GreedGossamer4:20$1.29
16.
Cry Like a GhostGossamer4:23$1.29
17.
Moth's Wings (Stripped Down Vers..Manners (Bonus Track Versio..4:02$0.99
18.
Sleepyhead (Stripped Down Version)Manners (Bonus Track Versio..2:28$1.29
19.
Cuddle FuddleChunk of Change - EP4:32$0.99
20.
Constant Conversations (Alternate Ve..Constant Conversations EP3:38$1.29
21.
Carried Away (Tiƫsto Remix)Carried Away - Single4:47$1.29
22.
Take a Walk (The M Machine Remix)Take a Walk (The M Machine ..4:35$1.29
23.
DreamsManners (Bonus Track Versio..4:18$0.99
24.
Seaweed SongManners (Bonus Track Versio..4:24$0.99
25.
Let Your Love Grow TallManners (Bonus Track Versio..3:32$0.99

Top Music Videos

The Reeling, Passion Pit
1. The Reeling
Sleepyhead, Passion Pit
2. Sleepyhead
Little Secrets, Passion Pit
3. Little Secret...
Take a Walk, Passion Pit
4. Take a Walk
Carried Away, Passion Pit
5. Carried Away
To Kingdom Come, Passion Pit
6. To Kingdom Co...


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