Today, Passion Pit released the first single from their highly anticipated album Gossamer. â€œTake A Walk,â€ the opening track from the 12-song LP to be released on July 24th on Columbia Records, is streaming now at: http://takeawalk.passionpitmusic.com/
Acclaimed for their unabashedly danceable live performances, Passion Pit warmed up for the upcoming release of Gossamer with a series of shows last month. They debuted tracks from the new album, including â€œTake A Walk,â€ as well as performed fan favorites from both Manners and the Chunk Of Change EP. Passion Pit will soon hit the summer festival circuit in addition to performing at world-renowned venues including Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Hollywood Bowl (a full list of tour dates can be found below).
More on the new album: â€œOn Gossamer there is more of a dichotomy between the lyrics and the music. You hear my lyrics more precisely which is something I was ready for. The lyrics on this album have a lot to say about what the last two years of my life have been troubled with,â€ explains Angelakos. Gossamer was made throughout 2011 in Los Angeles and New York City, and finds Angelakos co-producing with Chris Zane, who helmed Manners.
Passion Pit is the dynamic musical mission of Michael Angelakos, the electronic wunderkind best known for his complex and multi-layered pop songs. Angelakos, who debuted with his notoriously charming Chunk Of Change EP in 2008, released Passion Pitâ€™s debut full length Manners in 2009.
Listen to “Take A Walk” below
Passion Pit on tour:
6/2 Dallas, TX Meltdown Music Festival
6/22 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
6/23 New York, NY Governors Ball Music Festival
7/15 Cincinnati, OH Bunbury Music Festival
7/16 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
7/17 Knoxville, TN The Valarium
7/19 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
7/20 Norfok, VA The Norva
7/21 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival
8/3 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
8/5 Montreal, QC Osheaga Festival
8/7 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater
8/10-12 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Music Festival
8/18 Tokyo, Japan SummerSonic
8/19 Osaka, Japan SummerSonic
8/21 Singapore Esplanade
9/9 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
11/4 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion