Posts Tagged ‘Passion Pit’

July 25, 2017

Last week, we shared with you a ridiculously brilliant and seraphic stirring cover of Elohim’s All That Gold by Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos that blew us out of the water. Now, Elohim has returned the favor with a just as genius cover of Passion Pit’s Hideaway. The visionary singer songwriter and producer from Los Angeles has turned the synthpop song on its head by crafting a chiffon wafting, dreamy melancholic electronic version of the tune. Hideaway has never been more elegiac and lamenting, but in a softly caressing, tenderly moving manner. The cover is but more proof of Elohim’s ingenuity and sonic astuteness. “Someday everything will be okay,” she reassures us with her airy ambrosial voice, and despite all the poignancy that has taken hold of us for the moment, we believe her. You can, or rather, you seriously should catch amazing Elohim at Lollapalooza next month, or when she heads out on tour with Alison Wonderland.  Find out more, here. Listen to Passion Pit’s cover of Elohim’s All That Gold below if you missed out on our share last week.

July 20, 2017

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July 18, 2017

It looks like Passion Pit is as huge a fan of Elohim as we are, as tough as it might be to match our level of appreciation of Elohim’s artistry and music. How can we tell? I’d say it’s pretty convincing evidence when Michael Angelakos records a cover of Elohim’s All That Gold and offers it to the world. All That Gold was originally one of many groundbreaking electronic pop songs off of the visionary artist’s self titled EP from last year. Angelako’s seraphic cover feels like it’s made up of delicate shards of glass, each one gently reflecting a wavelength of light, culminating in an ethereal prism thoroughly enchanting and softly entrancing. It’s a beautiful approach on Elohim’s dreamy wafting, chiffon drifting gem. Elohim’s outstanding self-titled EP is available from iTunes, here.

May 30, 2017

Passion Pit’s Sleepyhead will no doubt go down as one of the best indie hits of all time, and a very influential one at that. Los Angeles electronic duo Two Friends surprise us with a sensational remix of that Michael Angelakos’ classic, and I haven’t been able to stop listening to the edit since it surfaced several days ago. Two Friends’ lively jouncing, bright lurching future bass and chill trap interpretation is electricity in my veins and joy in my heart. Their remix is a free download, here.

February 19, 2017

As I mentioned but a few short days ago, Passion Pit has been introducing some mighty fine new tunage lately in a rather surreptitious manner through Wishart Group, Michael Angelakos’ new company that provides legal, educational, and healthcare services to fellow artists and musicians. The latest such treat to grace Wishart Group’s Youtube channel is I’m Perfect, a vibrant clattering, bright soaring synthpop bounder that brings me back to 2012 album Gossamer. It’s also my favorite out of the three new tunes we’ve heard this past week (check out the prior two, here, if you missed them). I’m infinitely curious what these surprising treats are leading up to. 

February 15, 2017

Passion Pit has rather quietly introduced some new tunes, but my ever roving ears have managed to catch on to them during my music discovery adventures earlier today. Michael Angelakos dishes out some glitchy vibrant wonder and euphoria on Somewhere Up There. The synth shuddering, brisk vacillating affair comes alongside another song named Inner Dialogue, which as you can probably guess from its title, is a more introspective electronic cut though no less vociferous a choppy animated jam. Both songs were released via Wishart Group’s YouTube channel, which is a new company that Michael Angelakos created to provide other talented artists with much needed services in the legal, educational, and healthcare arenas. 

January 3, 2017

I’m still kicking myself for having had to miss Porter Robinson and Madeon’s now legendary tour together, since I was out traveling when they played their sold out shows in San Francisco. From all accounts, it was magnificent. The show seems to top many fellow music heads’ best of the year lists. Though I missed the Shelter Live Tour, reddit using fans of the production heavy weights have recreated some of the magic through a sensational mashup of Porter and Mat Zo’s Easy and Madeon’s Pay No Mind, featuring Passion Pit. TheDialol and Kyllian1212 offer up seamlessly fused Pay No Mind x Easy and deluge us with a tidal wave of luscious disco, ebullient electro, and vivacious progressive. I’m left wondering if Porter and Madeon will ever tour together again. If not, maybe we can have our own intimate dance parties. After all, we have this mashup to play on loop all night. I wouldn’t complain. 

November 12, 2015

While certain Passion Pit news is needlessly lighting up the media lately, a mysterious new production act named octbr is lighting up the music scene with a glimmering future bass and chill trap flip of Passion Pit zenith Sleepyhead. It’s a fizzing, popping Sleepyhead that takes our heads to ethereal, surreal landscapes of shape shifting grandeur and brain jiggling sophistication. If you thought the original Sleepyhead was a quirky study in dissonance, wait till you listen to octbr’s meowtastic flip.

Passion Pit – Where The Sky Hangs

February 18, 2015

Another day, another new Passion Pit tune revealed, but I’m actually still very much hooked on yesterday’s burst of sound, Lifted Up (1985). Today, the Michael Angelakos lead band are here to swoon us with the much more slick and sexy Where The Sky Hangs. This one reminds me more of songs off Gossamer, but even sultrier and smoother. It’s a synthpop song with plenty of retro pop flare. Passion Pit’s new album, Kindred, is shaping up to be quite the treat. It drops April 21st.

Passion Pit – Lifted Up (1985)

February 17, 2015

Heads up, seven up, Passion Pit unleashed a new sprightly tune! Lifted Up (1985) is the first vibrant taste off new album Kindred, due out April 21st. I know all you Passion Pit fans are excited, and you won’t be disappointed by Lifted Up (1985), either. It’s exactly the type of glowing, catchy synthpop we love from the outfit, full of vivacious energy and gratifying grandiosity. In fact, I feel it brings me back to some of Passion Pit’s older music. It’s more noisy and less sugary smooth electro popping than prior album Gossamer. And of course, it’s always lovely to hear Michael Angelakos again.