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Passion Pit’s “Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)” premieres at NPR Music

Thomas Bellflower April 6, 2015
NPR MUSIC’S “SONGS WE LOVE” PREMIERES PASSION PIT’S “UNTIL WE CAN’T (LET’S GO)”

NEW ALBUM KINDRED COMING APRIL 21

“LIFTED UP (1985)” VIDEO OUT NOW

SET TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA THIS SPRING

 

“‘Lifted Up (1985)’ is pretty much everything we’ve come to expect from the synth-pop project—all twinkling, vibrant synths and crashing drums.”—The Fader

 

“‘Lifted Up (1985)’ is a chirpy, ebullient synthpop song built to conquer arenas and soundtrack inspirational montages for decades in the future.”—Stereogum

 

“A massive electropop number lined with surging, colorful synths and led by frontman Michael Angelakos’ airy croon.”—Consequence of Sound

 

“[‘Where The Sky Hangs’ is] a big and bright song, but it’s slower and more stately, with a midtempo ’80s-pop lilt”—Stereogum

 

NPR Music’s “Songs We Love” is featuring “Until We Cant (Lets Go),” the latest track off Passion Pit’s highly-anticipated forthcoming album Kindred. Listen here: http://n.pr/1GYE26w. The new song will be available as a free download with pre-order of Kindred(http://smarturl.it/Kindred) tomorrow. Kindred is out April 21 on Columbia Records.

Kindred was written by Passion Pit creative force and frontman Michael Angelakos and recorded in New York City. The album was produced by Angelakos alongside longtime collaborators and co-producers Chris Zane and Alex Aldi, as well as Benny Blanco.

Angelakos’ songwriting process for Passion Pit has always been to filter and reshape. Many sounds on Kindred that one would assume are synths are actually Angelakos’ voice, manipulated by computers and pedals. Angelakos frequently repurposes sound: using Top 40 signifiers for outré ends, crushing weird natural and synthetic detritus together into pop (Brent Katz, liner notes, 2015).

The video for the album’s lead single “Lifted Up (1985)”is streaming worldwide now. Watch the video, with concept by Angelakos and directed by Phil Andelman, here:http://smarturl.it/LiftedUpVid. See full track listing below.

The band is fresh from a string of shows at SXSW, the worldwide live debut of Kindred. Of the shows, the Austin American Statesman’s Austin 360 says, “All hail Michael Angelakos, king of the electropop rock stars…the Massachusetts band’s still got some kind of lightning in a bleepy-bloopy bottle,” while The Philadelphia Inquirer praises, “musically effusive, and catchy as ever.”

In celebration of the release of Kindred the band will tour North America this spring, playing intimate venues in the U.S. and Canada. The band’s stops include Big Guava Music Festival, Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre, two nights at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club and many more. Tickets are available now via www.kindredthealbum.com/. See details below.

KINDRED TRACK LISTING

1. Lifted Up (1985)

2. Whole Life Story

3. Where the Sky Hangs

4. All I Want

5. Five Foot Ten (I)

6. Dancing on the Grave

7. Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)

8. Looks Like Rain

9. My Brother Taught Me How To Swim

10. Ten Feet Tall (II)

 

PASSION PIT LIVE  

April 16                                                 London, UK                          Electric Ballroom

April 17                                                     Paris, FR                              La Maroquinerie

April 26                                                  Norfolk, VA                               The Norva

April 29                                                  Toronto, ON                     Danforth Music Hall

May 1                                                 State College, PA                    Movin On Festival

May 2                                                  Richmond, VA                              Big Field Day

May 5                                                Washington, D.C.                              9:30 Club

May 6                                                Washington, D.C.                               9:30 Club

May 8                                                     Tampa, FL                    Big Guava Music Festival

May 10                                                    Camden, NJ               Susquehanna Bank Center

May 11                                                   Brooklyn, NY                        Kings Theatre

May 13                                                    Chicago, IL                               Thalia Hall

May 14                                                    Chicago, IL                                Thalia Hall

May 17                                                 San Diego, CA               Observatory North Park

May 19                                                  Seattle, WA                  Showbox at the Market

May 20                                                    Seattle, WA               Showbox at the Market

May 22                                             Salt Lake City, UT  Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre

May 22-24                                              El Paso, TX             Neon Desert Music Festival

May 26                                                   Denver, CO                          Ogden Theatre

May 29                                                     Reno, NV          Grand Sierra Resort & Casino

May 30                                                      Napa, CA                         BottleRock Festival

July 17-19                                            Pemberton, CA           Pemberton Music Festival

July 19                                                  Portland, OR                           Project Pabst

July 24-26                                          Oro-Medonte, ON        WayHome Music Festival

July 25-26                                              Detroit, MI                      Mo Pop Festival

Aug 15-16                                               Tokyo, JP                                 SummerSonic

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