Passion Pit is a band I credit myself with discovering (see also: The Script). Long story short, as a freshman in college, paying for music wasn’t a real possibility (being poor). To get music, I would
steal borrow it from friends, or download where I could (legally, campus internets aren’t the place to be a pirate). Places that offer credit for signing up - with the long-term intent of making you pay - were a great place for music. Through one of these sites, eMusic, was one such site (still a great place for new music, for those so inclined). There was Passion Pit’s EP and only music, a six-track record highlighted by the still fantastic “Sleepyhead.” The track’s unusual sound and high-pitched vocals were something that was truly unique. I was happy to see they were successful enough for their first full-length album, ‘Manners,’ which is terrific.
All that said, Passion Pit’s second album, ‘Gossamer,’ is due for release July 24th. This will easily be my most anticipated album of the year. Give it a listen here.