Boston-based electropop outfit Passion Pit unveils its proper debut, the Chunk of Change EP, this week via Frenchkiss Records. The brainchild of Michael Angelakis, Passion Pit draws from a variety of influences, from the classic pop of Randy Newman to the synth work of Giorgio Moroder. The EP, originally put together as a Valentine’s Day gift for Angelakis’ girlfriend, has been re-mastered and amended to include two bonus tracks, “Better Things” and the dancefloor-pounding blog-fave, “Sleepyhead.” The short-player is currently streaming in its entirety on AOL Spinner .
With a wildly successful Pianos residency in the rearview, Angelakis and his five piece live band will embark on a short run of dates with French pop tart Yelle late next month. But before the stint, the Pit is keeping busy, playing alongside Sunset Rubdown at Mercury Lounge in New York City this Wednesday, throwing a celebratory CD Release Show at Great Scott in Allston, and then taking the stage at Bowery Ballroom in NYC with The French Kicks, before joining labelmates The Dodos at Pop Montreal in Quebec. All dates below the fold.
MP3 : Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
09-17 New York, New York – Mercury Lounge %
09-18 Allston, Massachusetts – Great Scott (CD RELEASE SHOW! 18+)
09-24 New York, New York – Bowery Ballroom #
10-04 MONTREAL, Quebec – POP MONTREAL **
10-27 Seattle, Washington – Neumo’s *
10-28 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom *
10-29 Portland, Oregon – Berbati’s Pan *
10-31 San Francisco, California – Mezzanine *
11-01 Los Angeles, California – Henry Fonda Theatre *
11-02 San Diego, California – The Beauty Bar *
** w/The Dodos
# w/The French Kicks
% w/Sunset Rubdown