Passion Pit

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Already being talked about as one of America's great white hopes for 2009 - Passion Pit have confirmed the UK release of their debut 'Chunk Of Change EP' in February '09.

Passion Pit have begun picking up support on this side of the Atlantic, with radio plays from the likes of Zane Lowe & Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, tipped by BBC Switch, dubbed a 'brilliant, heart winning ten legged electro-pop beast' by NME and an 'undiluted, unalloyed joy' by the Guardian in their coveted 'New Band Of The Day' slot.

Boston's Passion Pit is the brainchild of Michael Angelakos; A songwriter's songwriter drawing from a variety of influences, from the classic pop of Randy Newman to the synth work of Giorgio Moroder. The Chunk of Change EP was originally put together as a (belated) Valentine's Day present to Angelakos' girlfriend which then prompted him to give it out to friends and fellow students at Emerson College. Angelakos wrote and recorded the entire album by himself and it only hints at what is to come from this extremely talented perfectionist. The production of the recording - brief, sporadic, and explosive - worked towards the development of Angelakos' signature euphoric and blissfully melancholic sound.

Frenchkiss Records released the EP this fall in the US with the addition of two bonus tracks 'Better Things' and 'Sleepyhead' that are already catching the online world on fire, and the EP will get a full UK release in February through Frenchkiss/Columbia. All of this is in preparation for Passion Pit's debut full length coming out in early 2009.

Playing as a five piece live, Passion Pit has already blown away audiences opening up for Death Cab For Cutie, Girl Talk, These New Puritans and more. Also winning the WFNX/Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll as the Best New Local Act of 2008, Passion Pit will bring their soulful dance explosion to the UK early next year to coincide with the release. Watch this space for details.
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