The New Classics

April 22, 2009

Music Video: Passion Pit, The Reeling

Filed under: Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Music Video — Tags: , — Greg @ 10:38 pm

04.22.09

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Song: The Reeling
Artist: Passion Pit
Album: Manners
Label: Frenchkiss Records
Notes: 2nd single from LP
Analysis: ‘Sleepyhead’ by Passion Pit was one of my favorite 2008 discoveries; a song that went from “what the fuck is this?” to “god damn I love this song” for me quicker than any song I can think of recently. I’m genuinely excited for their full-length debut this year, and ‘The Reeling’ is my first taste of the new material. It’s a little dancier, and poppier than Sleepyhead, but not in bad ways. It’s still obviously the same band, and I’m sure that much of the album will sound like this; midnight hipster dance party jams with potential crossover appeal. There’s been worse, less-fun formulas. The video has a great youthfulness to it (like you never pushed your friends around at full speed in a shopping cart…), and singer Michael Angelakos’ paperface is a sweet effect. I think that Passion Pit has a long, possibly commercial life ahead of them, more so than most of the groups in their genre, whatever you would call it. They make some damn fine music.


**BONUS**
Passion Pit, Sleepyhead

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