Music Monday: Passion Pit

Monday, August 12, 2013

There aren't a lot of bands I can say I knew them when. But Passion Pit, oh man I knew them when. Sort of. It's not like we went to high school in the Northeast together or anything, nor did I date any of the band members. But I do remember finding them from a Starbucks Pick of the Week back in 2008. I subsequently wore out the song "Sleepyhead" on my iPod shuffle. I even forced my then roommate to listen to the track, which is a sure sign a song has made it. Fast forward several years and GH mentions a new band he recently heard and really liked. Which meant, on our drive from St. Louis to Utah a couple weeks back, we made a deliberate stop at a record store in Colorado Springs to pick up Passion Pit's latest album Gossamer. In the days of digital music and streaming playlists that seems an anomaly, right? Think about it, when was the last time you bought an album at a local record shop? An entire album. Who does that? We then made "Take a Walk" and "Carried Away" part of our official road trip mix. Half the songs on the new album are great; the other half are heavy on ambient sound and were just kind of meh. But that's the beauty of discovering new music, no? Finding keepers and then forcing other people to listen to what you like.

Passion Pit—Carried Away

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