recap:  passion pit at terminal 5
  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2010

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Photography by David Pitz. Check out more photos from this show and others HERE.

Last time we saw Passion Pit, they were busy playing the ever-so-deserving role of show warmer for the mighty Phoenix at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield (actually, we filmed it, and you'll see it very SOON! We promise...). Since that the time, the band has only gained momentum, acquiring a variety of award show nominations (mtvU, Q, etc), helping sell a boatload of Palm products, and selling out 3 nights in a row at NYC's cavernous, Terminal 5. We were lucky to catch night #1 of that run last Friday, and have returned with the following prediction: It's only going to get bigger.

Unlike opening act the Rural Alberta Advantage, the Passion Pitters were supremely well-equipped to flood the wide open dimensions of T5 with the bubble gum beats, glitzy synthetic waves, and window shattering falsettos that define their "best of '09" sort of release, Manners. To the delight of their now mostly teenage demographic, the band would deliver nearly every song from that album, a few from Chunk of Change, and hey...for those old folks in the room (I'm thinking 27 and up?), a well-received cover of the Cranberries' "Dreams" (check out the post we ran yesterday).

With enthralled audiences like the one that met them Friday sure to follow Passion Pit everywhere they plan to go in the next few months, a simple, yet effective new light design, and of course...those songs, the band are sure to look and sound a bit bigger than you might remember them the next time out. And we're guessing you'll be thinking the same sort of thing a year from now. - David Pitz

















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