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Passion Pit

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Boston, Massachusetts-based Passion Pit began as a one-man project of singer and songwriter Michael Angelakos to produce a Valentine's Day gift for his girlfriend. The gift, an EP entitled Chunk of Change, soon wound up in the hands of friends and acquaintances, who were enthralled with the work. Eventually, Passion Pit became not only a vehicle for the romantic expressions of Angelakos' heart but a full-fledged band -- at least for live gigs -- and opened for a number of well-known artists, including Death Cab for Cutie. This momentum led to label interest, and in 2008 the Frenchkiss label picked up Chunk of Change for re-release with the addition of two bonus tracks. The EP, and especially the track "Sleepyhead," garnered a lot of attention from bloggers and fans of giddy electronic indie pop.

Columbia Records also liked what they heard and paired with Frenchkiss to release Manners, the first album by the group (which now consisted of Angelakos, Nathan Donmoyer, Ian Hultquist, Ayad Al Adhamy, and Jeff Apruzzese), in the spring of 2009. It reached number 51 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and also charted in Australia and parts of Western Europe. The band's long-awaited 2012 follow-up, Gossamer, was preceded by the singles "Take a Walk," "I'll Be Alright," and "Constant Conversation," and featured new member Xander Singh, who replaced Adhamy. It climbed all the way to number four in the U.S. and hit the Top 20 in Australia and Canada. While touring shortly after the album's release, Angelakos canceled the remaining dates to enter a facility to seek help for his bipolar disorder.

Passion Pit resumed activities a few months later with an appearance on Saturday Night Live in October 2012, then were quiet until the next year when they headlined the Coastline Festival in Florida and released the Constant Conversations EP. Nothing more was heard until Xander Singh and Ian Hultquist quit the band in late 2014. Better news came in early 2015 with the announcement of a new album and the release of a single, "Lifted Up (1985)," in February. With liner notes crediting solely Angelakos as a member, Passion Pit's bubbly third album, Kindred, was released that April. It landed in the Top 30 in the U.S., Australia, and Ireland. After touring that was interrupted briefly due to reported pneumonia in the summer, news that he divorced and announced that he was gay appeared in the music press later in 2015. Passion Pit continued to tour in 2016, performing at the Philippines' GoodVybes Festival that February and a number of festivals in the U.S. and Canada in the summer and fall.

He returned in early 2017 with several new Passion Pit songs via the YouTube account of the Wishart Group, an organization he started to provide support for musicians with mental health issues. The tunes were taken down within weeks but soon offered as the ten-track Tremendous Sea of Love on streaming services in July. A series of tweets and a press release about the album implied that, while Angelakos would continue to make music, he intended to step away from the rigors of promotion and touring. The hiatus didn't last long and by early 2019, he was back out on tour celebrating the tenth anniversary of Passion Pit's debut album, Manners. "I Found U," a collaborative single with Sweden's Galantis, appeared in May of that year. ~ Chris True & Tim Sendra, Rovi

Total plays

1.2 billion
Updated on 2024-06-25

Country

United States

Social media links

Monthly listeners

2,193,947

Followers

1,231,590

Top Cities

  1. United States
    42,596 listeners
  2. United States
    47,479 listeners
  3. United States
    30,525 listeners
  4. United States
    41,117 listeners
  5. United States
    29,718 listeners

Most popular tracks

Track Plays Duration Release date
Take a Walk
Take a Walk
299,448,732 4:23 2012-05-14
Sleepyhead
Sleepyhead
210,342,959 2:55 2008-09-16
Little Secrets
Little Secrets
93,759,040 3:59 2009-01-01
Carried Away
Carried Away
82,993,858 3:42 2012-07-23
Pay No Mind (feat. Passion Pit)
Pay No Mind (feat. Passion Pit)
47,716,702 4:09 2015-02-10
Lifted Up (1985)
Lifted Up (1985)
34,343,976 4:23 2015-02-17
The Reeling
The Reeling
29,704,948 4:48 2009-01-01
Grenade - Passion Pit Remix
Grenade - Passion Pit Remix
29,146,144 6:11 2011-02-08
Constant Conversations
Constant Conversations
28,216,996 3:56 2012-07-23
Moth's Wings
Moth's Wings
27,457,151 4:16 2009-01-01
Where the Sky Hangs
Where the Sky Hangs
20,463,330 3:51 2015-02-17
Where I Come From
Where I Come From
18,955,069 3:40 2012-11-09
I Found U
I Found U
18,717,484 3:27 2019-05-15
I'll Be Alright
I'll Be Alright
18,604,386 4:22 2012-07-23
It's Not My Fault, I'm Happy
It's Not My Fault, I'm Happy
14,903,765 5:06 2012-07-23
Swimming In The Flood
Swimming In The Flood
11,550,766 4:58 2009-01-01
All I Want
All I Want
10,803,809 3:26 2015-04-17
To Kingdom Come
To Kingdom Come
10,130,291 4:08 2009-01-01
Cry Like A Ghost
Cry Like A Ghost
10,103,451 4:23 2012-07-23
Purple Yellow Red and Blue - Passion Pit Remix
Purple Yellow Red and Blue - Passion Pit Remix
8,653,098 5:34 2013-09-10
Mirrored Sea
Mirrored Sea
6,364,158 4:06 2012-07-23
Make Light
Make Light
6,345,273 4:56 2009-01-01
Eyes As Candles
Eyes As Candles
6,252,009 4:04 2009-01-01
Until We Can't (Let's Go)
Until We Can't (Let's Go)
6,123,276 4:06 2015-04-07
Let Your Love Grow Tall
Let Your Love Grow Tall
5,918,767 3:32 2009-01-01
Dreams
Dreams
5,903,534 4:18 2009-01-01
Hey K
Hey K
5,720,319 4:03 2017-07-28
Love Is Greed
Love Is Greed
5,562,238 4:20 2012-07-23
Sleepyhead - Stripped Down Version
Sleepyhead - Stripped Down Version
5,435,041 2:29 2009-01-01
Get Ghost
Get Ghost
5,410,117 3:37 2016-07-15
Carried Away - Tiësto Remix
Carried Away - Tiësto Remix
5,213,854 4:15 2013-06-11
Carried Away - Tiësto Remix
Carried Away - Tiësto Remix
5,127,803 4:48 2013-01-29
I've Got Your Number
I've Got Your Number
5,114,454 6:13 2008-09-16
Whole Life Story
Whole Life Story
5,073,972 3:18 2015-04-17
Hideaway
Hideaway
5,034,605 3:51 2012-07-23
On My Way
On My Way
4,988,495 3:47 2012-07-23
Looks Like Rain
Looks Like Rain
4,867,166 3:55 2015-04-17
Safe Inside
Safe Inside
4,548,520 4:04 2016-06-03
Folds In Your Hands
Folds In Your Hands
4,544,792 3:39 2009-01-01
Cuddle Fuddle
Cuddle Fuddle
4,183,878 4:33 2008-09-16
Seaweed Song
Seaweed Song
4,132,036 4:25 2009-01-01
Where We Belong
Where We Belong
4,117,617 5:00 2012-07-23
Two Veils To Hide My Face
Two Veils To Hide My Face
3,716,510 0:34 2012-07-23
I'm Perfect
I'm Perfect
3,535,694 2:16 2017-07-28
Five Foot Ten (I)
Five Foot Ten (I)
3,326,361 4:34 2015-04-17
Tonight, Tonight
Tonight, Tonight
3,136,969 4:08 2010-10-22
Pay No Mind (feat. Passion Pit) - Lemaitre Remix
Pay No Mind (feat. Passion Pit) - Lemaitre Remix
3,006,528 3:49 2015-08-28
Little Talks - Passion Pit Remix
Little Talks - Passion Pit Remix
3,006,504 4:42 2012-01-01
Moth's Wings - Stripped Down Version
Moth's Wings - Stripped Down Version
2,837,101 4:02 2009-01-01
Better Things
Better Things
2,693,607 4:33 2008-09-16
For Sondra (It Means the World to Me)
For Sondra (It Means the World to Me)
2,573,064 4:34 2017-07-28
Constant Conversations - Alternate Version
Constant Conversations - Alternate Version
2,490,149 3:38 2013-09-24
Smile Upon Me
Smile Upon Me
2,382,307 5:50 2008-09-16
My Brother Taught Me How to Swim
My Brother Taught Me How to Swim
2,299,931 4:13 2015-04-17
California Gurls - Passion Pit Main Mix
California Gurls - Passion Pit Main Mix
2,223,752 4:11 2010-01-01
Dancing on the Grave
Dancing on the Grave
2,071,902 3:28 2015-04-17
Live To Tell The Tale
Live To Tell The Tale
1,970,518 5:16 2008-09-16
Moonbeam
Moonbeam
1,843,179 1:17 2017-07-28
Undercover Martyn - Passion Pit Remix
Undercover Martyn - Passion Pit Remix
1,786,348 3:60 2013-04-23
My Brother Taught Me How to Swim - Noise Acoustic Version
My Brother Taught Me How to Swim - Noise Acoustic Version
1,696,341 3:42 2015-04-17
Undertow
Undertow
1,669,930 4:23 2017-07-28
The Reeling - Calvin Harris Remix
The Reeling - Calvin Harris Remix
1,655,303 6:22 2009-05-08
Telephone - Passion Pit Remix
Telephone - Passion Pit Remix
1,479,597 5:13 2010-01-01
I Am Not a Robot (Flex'd Rework) - Passion Pit Remix
I Am Not a Robot (Flex'd Rework) - Passion Pit Remix
1,458,611 4:48 2010-02-15
Lifted Up (1985) - Glitter and Strobe Lights in Slo-Mo Version [w/ post edits]
Lifted Up (1985) - Glitter and Strobe Lights in Slo-Mo Version [w/ post edits]
1,456,685 4:01 2015-04-17
Ten Feet Tall (II)
Ten Feet Tall (II)
1,453,927 2:25 2015-04-17
Somewhere up There
Somewhere up There
1,338,889 6:14 2017-07-28
Carried Away - Dillon Francis Remix
Carried Away - Dillon Francis Remix
1,295,543 4:19 2013-09-24
To the Other Side
To the Other Side
1,241,828 3:11 2017-07-28
Dancing on the Grave - Original Bursting+Blooming Arrangement
Dancing on the Grave - Original Bursting+Blooming Arrangement
1,236,149 3:44 2015-04-17
Looks Like Rain (feat. Chris Hartz & Ray Suen) - Live Multi-Synth Performance
Looks Like Rain (feat. Chris Hartz & Ray Suen) - Live Multi-Synth Performance
1,137,945 4:19 2015-04-17
Tremendous Sea of Love
Tremendous Sea of Love
1,133,055 4:04 2017-07-28
Inner Dialogue
Inner Dialogue
1,026,173 2:24 2017-07-28
You Have the Right
You Have the Right
943,538 3:06 2017-07-28
Ruin Your Day
Ruin Your Day
871,926 2:23 2013-09-24
Pay No Mind (feat. Passion Pit) - Live Version
Pay No Mind (feat. Passion Pit) - Live Version
842,774 3:24 2015-08-28
Pay No Mind (feat. Passion Pit) - Yasutaka Nakata 'CAPSULE' Remix
Pay No Mind (feat. Passion Pit) - Yasutaka Nakata 'CAPSULE' Remix
809,122 4:04 2015-07-10
Heads Will Roll - Passion Pit remix
Heads Will Roll - Passion Pit remix
714,597 4:41 2009-01-01
American Blood
American Blood
699,097 4:23 2012-08-08
Peaches - Passion Pit Remix
Peaches - Passion Pit Remix
655,278 6:17 2014-01-01
At Home - Passion Pit Remix
At Home - Passion Pit Remix
547,412 4:25 2012-09-23
human - Passion Pit Remix
human - Passion Pit Remix
424,373 5:01 2014-03-18
Little Secrets - Jack Beats Remix
Little Secrets - Jack Beats Remix
402,518 4:37 2009-12-11
The Reeling - Groove Police Remix - Radio Edit
The Reeling - Groove Police Remix - Radio Edit
314,694 3:39 2009-08-04
The Reeling - Shuttle Remix
The Reeling - Shuttle Remix
224,180 5:26 2009-08-04
The Reeling - Groove Police Remix - Club Mix
The Reeling - Groove Police Remix - Club Mix
220,107 8:16 2009-08-04
The Reeling - Bubblegum Sci-fi Remix
The Reeling - Bubblegum Sci-fi Remix
171,541 5:11 2010-01-13
The Reeling - Dean Coleman Bass Hit Remix - Club Mix
The Reeling - Dean Coleman Bass Hit Remix - Club Mix
165,438 6:28 2009-08-04
Games - Passion Pit Remix
Games - Passion Pit Remix
153,634 3:49 2013-01-01
The Reeling - Dean Coleman Bass Hit Remix - Radio Edit
The Reeling - Dean Coleman Bass Hit Remix - Radio Edit
147,821 3:40 2009-08-04
Undercover Martyn - Passion Pit Remix
Undercover Martyn - Passion Pit Remix
124,461 5:06 2011-01-01
Sleepyhead - Grum Radio Edit
Sleepyhead - Grum Radio Edit
123,256 3:55 2013-06-17
Symphonies - Passion Pit Remix
Symphonies - Passion Pit Remix
115,860 4:23 2009-01-01
Hearts Are Opening Up - Passion Pit Remix
Hearts Are Opening Up - Passion Pit Remix
115,711 4:18 2024-03-21
Wait Up (Passion Pit Remix)
Wait Up (Passion Pit Remix)
93,423 4:36 2021-03-05
The Reeling - Instrumental
The Reeling - Instrumental
86,251 4:50 2009-05-08
Take a Walk - Radio Edit
Take a Walk - Radio Edit
79,077 3:44 2013-09-09
Almost There
Almost There
77,763 4:17 2012-01-01
The Reeling Remix (4Eva Young Remix)
The Reeling Remix (4Eva Young Remix)
73,704 4:46 2009-07-28
Tiger Teeth - Passion Pit Remix
Tiger Teeth - Passion Pit Remix
63,845 3:46 2010-01-01
Hands - Passion Pit Remix
Hands - Passion Pit Remix
57,917 3:24 2010-10-10
Little Secrets - Hey Champ Remix
Little Secrets - Hey Champ Remix
50,571 4:30 2009-12-11
Take a Walk - The M Machine Remix
Take a Walk - The M Machine Remix
35,865 4:35 2012-09-21
Take a Walk - Classixx Remix
Take a Walk - Classixx Remix
20,119 5:17 2012-09-21
Take a Walk - BURNS' SFTCR VERSION
Take a Walk - BURNS' SFTCR VERSION
19,603 4:10 2012-08-08
Reverse - Passion Pit Remix
Reverse - Passion Pit Remix
18,480 4:38 2014-01-01
Take a Walk - The Highweights Remix
Take a Walk - The Highweights Remix
16,196 7:20 2012-09-21
Take a Walk - Gold Fields Remix
Take a Walk - Gold Fields Remix
13,241 5:39 2012-09-21
Silent Treatment - Passion Pit Remix
Silent Treatment - Passion Pit Remix
11,928 5:25 2021-04-09
Take a Walk - Taku Takahashi & El Poco Maro Remix
Take a Walk - Taku Takahashi & El Poco Maro Remix
11,914 5:60 2012-08-08
Take a Walk - Sinden Remix
Take a Walk - Sinden Remix
9,214 4:52 2012-09-21
Live To Tell The Tale - BBC Live version
Live To Tell The Tale - BBC Live version
8,007 3:48 2009-05-15
Sleepyhead - Live at The Roundhouse, London
Sleepyhead - Live at The Roundhouse, London
4,178 3:32 2009-07-10
Constant Conversations - Stripped
Constant Conversations - Stripped
4,130 4:19 2012-08-08
All I Want - Demo
All I Want - Demo
4,073 4:16 2015-04-22
Little Secrets - Live at The Roundhouse, London
Little Secrets - Live at The Roundhouse, London
2,698 3:49 2009-07-10
スリーピーヘッド(ランダウ・ウェイク・アップ・リミックス)
スリーピーヘッド(ランダウ・ウェイク・アップ・リミックス)
2,359 3:17 2008-09-16
To Kingdom Come - Live at The Roundhouse, London
To Kingdom Come - Live at The Roundhouse, London
1,788 3:18 2009-07-10
Smile Upon Me - Live at The Roundhouse, London
Smile Upon Me - Live at The Roundhouse, London
1,727 4:01 2009-07-10
The Reeling - Live at The Roundhouse, London
The Reeling - Live at The Roundhouse, London
1,695 4:08 2009-07-10
Carry On
Carry On
< 1000 4:05 2013-10-07
Little Secrets - Felix Da Housecat Pink Enemy Remix
Little Secrets - Felix Da Housecat Pink Enemy Remix
< 1000 5:13 2009-12-11

New releases

Hearts Are Opening Up (Passion Pit Remix)
Hearts Are Opening Up (Passion Pit Remix)
2024-03-21
[Levicaan Music]
Gossamer (Expanded Edition)
Gossamer (Expanded Edition)
2023-06-02
[Columbia/Legacy]
American Blood
American Blood
2023-04-11
[Columbia]
I Found U
I Found U
2019-05-15
[Columbia]
Tremendous Sea of Love
Tremendous Sea of Love
2017-07-28
[Wishart Group Recordings]
Kindred
Kindred
2015-04-22
[Columbia]
Kindred
Kindred
2015-04-20
[Columbia]
Kindred
Kindred
2015-04-17
[Columbia]
Until We Can't (Let's Go)
Until We Can't (Let's Go)
2015-04-07
[Columbia]
Where the Sky Hangs
Where the Sky Hangs
2015-02-17
[Columbia]
Lifted Up (1985)
Lifted Up (1985)
2015-02-17
[Columbia]
Constant Conversations EP
Constant Conversations EP
2013-10-07
[Columbia]
Constant Conversations EP
Constant Conversations EP
2013-09-24
[Columbia]
Carried Away (Tiësto Remix)
Carried Away (Tiësto Remix)
2013-01-29
[Columbia]
Take A Walk
Take A Walk
2012-10-26
[Columbia]
Take A Walk
Take A Walk
2012-09-21
[Columbia]
Gossamer
Gossamer
2012-08-08
[Columbia]
Gossamer
Gossamer
2012-07-23
[Columbia]
Take a Walk
Take a Walk
2012-05-14
[Columbia]
Tonight, Tonight
Tonight, Tonight
2010-10-22
[Columbia]
The Reeling (Bubblegum Sci-fi Remix)
The Reeling (Bubblegum Sci-fi Remix)
2010-01-13
[Columbia]
Little Secrets
Little Secrets
2009-12-11
[Columbia]
Little Secrets
Little Secrets
2009-12-11
[Columbia]
The Reeling - Remixes
The Reeling - Remixes
2009-08-04
[Columbia]
iTunes Live: London Festival '09 EP
iTunes Live: London Festival '09 EP
2009-07-10
[Columbia]
Manners
Manners
2009-05-15
[Columbia]
The Reeling
The Reeling
2009-05-08
[Columbia]
The Reeling
The Reeling
2009-05-08
[Columbia]
Manners
Manners
2009-01-01
[Columbia]
チャンク・オヴ・チェインジ
チャンク・オヴ・チェインジ
2008-09-16
[Frenchkiss Records]
Chunk of Change
Chunk of Change
2008-09-16
[Frenchkiss/Columbia]