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Passion Pit reveal new song (stream), expand tour, playing The Apollo Theater (dates)

by Andrew Sacher

Passion Pit at Governors Ball in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Passion Pit

Modest Mouse aren’t the only band who recently played Governors Ball, will play Firefly Music Fest in Delaware, and just announced a NYC area gig around that fest. Passion Pit have followed suit, and will play Apollo Theater on July 23, after Firefly Fest wraps up. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/13) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (7/11) at noon.

Passion Pit’s sophomore LP, Gossamer, is due out on July 24 via Columbia. They’ve already revealed two great and very different tracks from the album — “Take a Walk” and “I’ll Be Alright” — and now they’ve got a third cut out, “Constant Conversations,” which as just as solid and just as different. In case you haven’t been keeping up, “Take a Walk” has got big vocals and Beach Boys-y drums, “I’ll Be Alright” is a spastic, glitchy pop song with pitch-shifted vocal clips that aren’t too different from Purity Ring (whose new album comes out the same day as Passion Pit’s), and now on “Constant Conversations,” the band are crossing into chilled out R&B territory with clap snares and a toned down, smooth vocal delivery from Michael Angelakos. In an interview with Pitchfork, Michael himself compared the song to James Blake, saying, “he does this really soft, serious stuff; I make a mockery out of it, because I make a mockery out of myself.”

Stream that song below, along with a list of updated dates.

Passion Pit — 2012 Tour Dates
07/15 Cincinnati, OH Bunbury Music Festival
07/16 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
07/17 Knoxville, TN The Valarium
07/19 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
07/20 Norfolk, VA The Norva
07/21 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival
07/23 – New York, NY Apollo Theater
08/03 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
08/05 Montreal, QC Osheaga Music Festival
08/07 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater *
08/09 Salt Lake City, UT Twilight Concert Series
08/10 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Festival
08/18 Tokyo, JP Summer Sonic
08/19 Osaka, JP Summer Sonic
08/21 Singapore Esplanade Concert Hall
08/24-26 Reading and Leeds, UK Reading and Leeds Festival
09/09 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl #
09/11 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
09/12 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Convention Center
09/14 Arlington, TX College Park Center
09/15 Austin, TX The Backyard
10/18 Raleigh, NC Disco Rodeo
10/19 Charleston, SC Music Farm
10/20 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
10/22 Orlando, FL House of Blues
10/26 Oxford, MS The Lyric
10/27 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
10/29 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
11/01 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
11/02 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oa Music Theatre
11/06 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
11/14 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion

* = w/ Justice
# = w/ Hot Chip

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