PASSION PIT SELL OUT TWO TERMINAL 5 SHOWS AND 3RD SHOW JUST ADDED
Thursday, November 12, 2009
2009 has already been a whirlwind year for Boston's Passion Pit, but it's not quite over yet! Having already been nominated for an MTV VMA, for their video "The Reeling", and winning Best Album from Boston's WXPN, the accolades will just not stop flowing. They have now been nominated for the 2009 mtvU Woodie Awards for "Breaking Woodie" and will be performing on the show. The boys will then take on Jimmel Kimmel Live on December 8th and continue onto a West Coast tour. All this coming off amazing stops at Lollapalooza, Bonaroo, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Monolith, ACL and Treasure Island Music Festival. Passion Pit are currently on an spellbinding European tour. Stay tuned... This is a band who will be keeping your feet moving well into 2010, with two sold out Terminal 5 shows and one more to go!
Boston Phoenix: Winner of Best Album (Manners), Best Local Act, Best Song (The Reeling), and Best Male Vocalist in Boston Phoenix's Best New Music Poll 2009.
8.1 / 10 - it's the sort of heart-to-heart populist record that's every bit as sincere as it is infectious.
4 Stars - "...a shiny bouquet of synth-pop roses, with perfumed Eighties keyboard whooshes and modern stutter beats crooking a finger toward the dance floor."
B - youthful anxiety made irresistibly danceable.
92% - : "What we need in these weary timesand what Passion Pit bringsis exuberance. Manners delivers the elusive feeling that everything will be alright. Or, just maybe, that everything already is."
"On the group's first full-length album, Manners, its rarefied brand of electronic cool, heightened by Angelakos' impressive falsetto, has had the club kids moving and being moved with its groovy euphoric anthems."
While synth-pop is the overriding genre here, the whizzering keys and dance beats of songs like "Moth's Wings" and "Let Your Love Grow Tall" coexist peacefully with acoustic guitars and classic pop harmonies from the Beatles/Beach Boys playbook. Beats loop and stutter in a contemporary chop-and-screw stew, but no matter how mechanized a groove may be - on the melancholic "Swimming in the Flood," for instance - a soulful human heart beats through.
3.5/4 Stars - "...their full length album with its eighties special effects, kaleidoscopic soundscapes, and sing-along choruses, recorded by a children's choir, does not disappoint."
The most exciting debut of the year so far, it's [Manners] an iridescent collection of lush, sparkling pop songs
... a strobing flood of euphoric beats, manic loops, and refreshingly optimistic lyricsin short, the kind of turn-it-up album that has you asking, What recession?
His [Angelakos] voice is put to best use on the rubbery, sublimely dorky love ballad "Sleepyhead," while the mostly falsetto-free "Moth's Wings" is pure, soaring pop.
Passion Pit Tour Dates
11/11 - Lyon, FR @ Ninkasi Kao
11/12 - Zurich, CH @ Alte Borse
11/13 - Munich, DE @ 59:1
11/14 - Cologne, DE @ Werkstatt
11/16 - Berlin, DE @ Lido
12/2 - New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom (RXP Masquerade)
12/4 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum (WFNX Holiday Party)
12/7 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom 94.7 Holiday show
12/9 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
12/10 - San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine (Live 105 Party)
12/12 - Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
1/8 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
1/9 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
1/10 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY