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What's F'n Next? Stepdad

The kaleidoscopic neon-pop of Stepdad, which shares some sonic DNA with the Double-P, has unpredictably blown out of Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  November 30, 2012
Passion Pit: Gossamer

Passion Pit | Gossamer

It's now been more than three years since Cambridge-bred Passion Pit birthed debut Manners to critical acclaim, a wait largely the result of a two-year world-touring schedule.
Columbia (2012)
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  July 20, 2012
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Out: From the MFA to the Pavilion, Passion Pit return to Boston

When Passion Pit were conceived five years ago out of an Emerson College dorm, the result of a Valentine's Day gift of love songs Michael Angelakos crafted for his then-girlfriend, electro-pop really hadn't yet taken hold of popular alternative music.
Getting ’Pitted  
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  June 29, 2012
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Photos: Passion Pit at the Bank of America Pavilion

Passion Pit played the Bank of America Pavilion on June 22, 2012.
June 22, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  June 29, 2012
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Photos: Passion Pit at the MFA

Passion Pit perform at the Museum of Fine Arts on June 22, 2012.
Acoustic session | June 22, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  June 29, 2012
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Road Trippin’: 25 shows across New England you need to see before Labor Day

While we agree that kicking back in a shady backyard with a plate of barbecue, a cooler of cold brews, and some good tunes spinning on the iPod deck is one hell of a way to while away a lazy summer afternoon, we'd like to suggest that you get a bit more
Sounds of summer
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 08, 2012


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WFNX dies before it gets old

One of the greatest anti-establishment rallying cries of the 20th century was the notion that you can't trust anyone over the age of 30.
Radio Silence
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  May 25, 2012
[wtf] Higher and higher: getting help at Compassionpit.com

[wtf] Higher and higher: getting help at Compassionpit.com


Stumbled upon this today, and it's pretty awesome. Compassionpit.com is motivational chat room, where you can "get it off your chest without it biting you...
By Michael Marotta  |  December 02, 2011
[download] Team Spirit "Jesus, He's Alright (demo);" Ayad of Passion Pit's new band

[download] Team Spirit "Jesus, He's Alright (demo);" Ayad of Passion Pit's new band


Last week I put that dusty old print journalism degree from Hofstra University to damn fine use by reporting, via late-night Facebook rant, that the...
By Michael Marotta  |  July 12, 2011

[double album?] New Passion Pit: 'beautiful, exciting, and fun,' but not out until 2012


Looks like we'll have to wait until 2012 for the new PASSION PIT record. Last night Michael Angelakos took to Facebook, engaging with fans in...
By Michael Marotta  |  July 06, 2011

Happy Record Store Day: Here's Passion Pit's official Beastie Boys remix


Don't bother trying to buy the 7-inch version of the BEASTE BOYS' new Hot Sauce single "Make Some Noise" -- it was an odd, online-only...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 16, 2011


Beastie Boys revisit "Fight For Your Right," get remixed by Passion Pit


I'm definitely the last person on the planet to be commenting on the BEASTIE BOYS, but these two items both achieved a first in my...
By Michael Marotta  |  April 11, 2011
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Dom | Sun Bronzed Greek Gods [Remastered] + more

After building a speedy streak of buzz over the past year, Worcester's Dom have bombarded 2011 with a golden platter of new shit.
Astralwerks/Burning Mill (2011)
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  February 04, 2011
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WFNX's top 101 songs in 2010

WFNX listeners voted online at  wfnx.com  for six weeks to create this list of 2010's best songs.
WFNX's most popular songs in 2010
By WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 07, 2011

Snow day present: New Passion Pit song


Snow day, sick day, whatever day -- it looks like it took a storm putting the city of Boston on shutdown for everyone to realize...
By Michael Marotta  |  December 27, 2010

Boston rock's 2010 in review

In a year where the only party anthem we could all agree on was Auto-Tune the News'  "Bed Intruder" remix , it's no wonder Boston turned inward to reconnect with its native rock scene.
Locals scene and heard
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 24, 2010


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Boston Rock’s 2010 Year In Review

In a year where the only party anthem we could all agree on was Auto-Tune the News'  "Bed Intruder" remix , it's no wonder Boston turned inward to reconnect with its native rock scene.
Locals scene and heard
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 17, 2010

[video] Passion Pit & Yes Giantess singing along to Nickelback's 'How You Remind Me'


 We smell a future collaboration. The dudes in Nickelback have to be impressed by the unofficial side-stage sing-along provided by Passion Pit and Yes Giantess...
By Michael Marotta  |  August 11, 2010

VIDEO: Notes from Nateva


Portland's own Rustic Overtones and Isobell (video by RogerThat! Productions)First thing I noticed about the Nateva Festival in Maine this past weekend, before any of...
By P. Nick Curran  |  July 09, 2010
Letter from the Editor: Music Issue 2010

Letter from the Editor: Music Issue 2010


I was riding in the car today, stressed out and in a huff. There was no one particular issue that was upsetting me; I just...
By Erica Corsano  |  June 28, 2010


Dance Rock Revolution: Boston's rock and electronic scenes make sweet music together

Dance Rock Revolution: Boston's rock and electronic scenes make sweet music together


BODEGA GIRLS | Photo: MICHAEL DISKIN   As a general rule, it's a good idea to be suspicious of trend pieces in magazines, particularly when...
By Luke ONeil  |  June 28, 2010

Passion Pit cover - Billy Corgan approves!


Billy Corgan has spoken -- well, Tweeted -- and earlier today gave the all-important seal of approval for Passion Pit's sparkling synthpop waterfall cover of...
By Michael Marotta  |  June 25, 2010
One more chance to win free tickets to see Passion Pit at Royale tomorrow night

One more chance to win free tickets to see Passion Pit at Royale tomorrow night


For the last two days, we've given away pairs of tickets to see PASSION PIT live at Royale (presented by Bowery Boston and American Express)...
By webteam  |  June 25, 2010
We have more tickets to see Passion Pit at Royale

We have more tickets to see Passion Pit at Royale


 So, you may recall that yesterday we asked you to guess how many words wound up in our big interview with Michael Angelakos. Surely most...
By webteam  |  June 24, 2010


The Cool Kids + Passion Pit + Reel Big Fish at Bowdoin


So supposedly it's students-only, but the ingenious and kind-of-geeky rap group the Cool Kids are playing at Bowdoin's Whittier Field today with indie hypesters Passion...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010
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Freelance Whales | Weathervanes

Puritanical indie types unsettled by how well Owl City’s “Fireflies” fits on the new Radio Disney Jams 12 should comfort themselves with the debut from this suitably fringe-dwelling New York combo.
Frenchkiss/Mom + Pop (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  April 23, 2010
Coachella 2010: Passion Pit Video

Coachella 2010: Passion Pit Video


Passion Pit interviewed with Keith and Fletcher live from Sapporo House    
By Keith Dakin  |  April 17, 2010
Coachella 2010:  Passion Pit Performance and Interview

Coachella 2010: Passion Pit Performance and Interview


Passion Pit performs "Sleepyhead" on the couch.  Then we chatted about their success and puking!DOWNLOAD: WFNX Coachella Passion Pit Interview.mp3 DOWNLOAD: WFNX Coachella Passion Pit...
By Fletcher  |  April 17, 2010