Posted in TV | comedy | music | video on October 14, 2012

by Bill Pearis

Armed with backup singers, Passion Pit played Saturday Night Live last night (10/13), performing "Take a Walk" and "Carried Away" both from the band's Gossamer LP. SNL has notoriously wonky sound, but PP did a pretty good job. Christina Applegate hosted, her first time doing so since Married with Children was still on the air.

Passion Pit are currently on tour and while they won't be hitting NYC this time around, their tourmates Hollerado will play Mercury Lounge on November 7.

Next week (10/20), set your DVRs (or, y'know, don't) as Bruno Mars will not only perform but also host SNL. Video of both Passion Pit performances are below, along with the "Tech Talk" sketch, probably the funniest bit of last night's show.

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Passion Pit: Take A Walk on SNL


Passion Pit: Carried Away

SNL: "Tech Talk"

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Comments (37)

This is fucking awful

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 11:30 AM

I feel bad for the singer of passion pit. He just suffered a traumatic psychotic breakdown a few weeks ago and had to cancel a lot of shows. These events happen when you are post-adolescent and the mind and nervous system need time to recuperate. Yet his management is forcing him to perform like a sad show monkey. It's difficult to witness and shameful for all involved.

Posted by a graduate psychology student | October 14, 2012 11:36 AM

it's especially bad because his band is so awful.

Posted by json | October 14, 2012 11:55 AM

How many tampons did he need before he got on stage?

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 12:12 PM

Mikeys lovely eyes

Posted by Art | October 14, 2012 12:17 PM

this is total shit

nobody is calling them out for their lame 'Float On' rip-off?

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 12:27 PM

sounds nothing like Float On. what are you listening to?

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 12:38 PM

I saw these guys open a show at Mercury Lounge 4 years ago and thought they were a joke band. Nothing's changed.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 1:02 PM

The cover of this book says-"This is not the rock you are looking for." He looks very sensitive, as if life to him were a struggle in a pit of opposing passions, or something. He also reminds me of the guy I see in the mirror before I shave and take a shower in the morning, you know, those things people with pesky jobs and real world responsibilities do. Good luck to him, though.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 1:16 PM

Pitchfork gave this shit an 8.6? Seriously?

Pitchfork is a fucking joke

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 1:40 PM

1:40 is a fucking joke for checking with Pitchfork on anything

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 1:53 PM

between this and the band FUN...this is perfect music for the "Girls" generation

it is basically anti-rock for douches

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 2:06 PM

Cancel SNL, NBC.

CANCEL IT NOW.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 2:25 PM

Just came here for the awesome picture of the guy with the lady legs on his turntable! Where can I get that?!

Posted by Housejunkiieee | October 14, 2012 2:37 PM


This is the Pits alright. I can believe people actually like this stuff.
'Take a walk' lyrics are so bad it actually hurt my brain

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 2:52 PM


How can you diss Bruno Mars when you post this crap?

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 2:55 PM

It's surreal that this junk is taken seriously. More music for people who don't really ever listen to music.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 3:02 PM

Pitchfork and Brooklyn Vegan are my links to the BWM (Black Music World). As a WCG (White College Graduate), this EK (Ebonic Knowledge)is sacrosanct. Passion Pit are the AE (Anti-Ebonic), thus, they must be vanquished.

Posted by The Curious Case of Sexy Noxagt Granny Panties | October 14, 2012 3:07 PM

Who listens to this shit?

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 4:28 PM

Without BV and Pitchfork I wouldn't know where to begin with Odd Future side projects.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 4:30 PM

Without Pitchfork I wouldn't know the difference between 8.9 and 9.0

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 5:45 PM

Without Pitchfork 99% of these totally shit bands would not have careers

but clearly this generation is made up of sheep

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 6:19 PM

I like Passion Pit. Listening to their music makes me feel like I have a thumb up my ass. It's pretty exciting.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 7:25 PM


My ipod is full of Passion Pit and Titus Andronicus

Posted by i'm a douchebag | October 14, 2012 9:52 PM

^ That's no where near enough diversity from track to track.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 10:01 PM

How long until someone blames this shit on the " bad sound at SNL."

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 10:03 PM

Sorry, but 10:01 made me chuckle

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 10:07 PM

Yeah, indie music is all so cool! Ha ha, another lame Pitchfork approved band. The latest in a very long line!

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 10:53 PM

So this is what a band has to sound like to be approved by Pitchfork? Jeez

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2012 11:09 PM

Pumped up Pits?

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2012 1:06 PM

Yeah man - this guy's a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 6:18 PM

Very interesting article, I look forward to more research coming out regarding the remaining two thirds

Posted by Veiled Clothing | November 23, 2012 10:56 AM

the Lindsay Lohan vid is rubbish, but at least he's only posting once per thread unlike that assclown iPods guy

Posted by download kaspersky | December 12, 2012 5:09 PM

Theres about maybe 10 interesting metal bands who have been around for a while out 10,000 or so that pop up every 5 mins lately.

Posted by hotspot shield | January 6, 2013 3:38 PM

I like Passion Pit. Listening to their music makes me feel like I have a thumb up my ass. It's pretty exciting.

Posted by ben 10 | January 21, 2013 10:24 AM

this is total shit

nobody is calling them out for their lame 'Float On' rip-off?

Posted by barometers for boats | February 23, 2013 1:13 AM

owner of a wonderful voice! very good work he performs in their shows!

Posted by Massagem Lingam | May 15, 2013 9:11 AM

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