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Passion Pit – Manners

August 18, 2010

Passion Pit - Manners

In their relatively short career as a band(they were formed in 07′) they’ve managed to release some pretty kool music and their lone studio album Manners is no different.  I’d just like to be the one to say that Manners is f***ing awesome.

According to their wiki, “Passion Pit was originally formed as a solo project in late 2007 by Michael Angelakos in his Emerson dorm room. The songs, which would later become the Chunk of Change EP, were written as a Valentine’s Day gift to his then girlfriend.”  The EP released a year later and started to gain a lot of momentum.  One track in particular, Sleepyhead, got a lot of popularity and began showing up in a bunch of commercials.  The track has most recently been used in the trailer for LittleBigPlanet 2 for the PS3.

Their sound is reminiscent of most upbeat synth pop but it’s a little more toned down than that.  They are heavy on the synthesizer sounds and effects, but they make it mesh together in perfect harmony.  At no point in time are you feeling bombarded with effects; they do their thing with style…even if its with a little autotune.  What you end up with are some really catchy songs to bump your head to; not too bubblegum princess happy stuff, but not like nauseating pop music either haha.  Whenever I listen to them I start thinking of MGMT…

My favorite tracks would have to be Sleepyhead, The Reeling, and Little Secrets.

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