Entries tagged with: Passion Pit
Amadou & Mariam @ All Points West 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
The contest to guess the lineup of this year's All Point West festival continues. I honestly don't even know the lineup yet - I'll be receiving it right before I post it at 7am Monday morning.
Will Coldplay be on the lineup? A lot of people seem convinced based on the band's current tour schedule (which you can see in its entirety below). If they are playing the fest, well, that will be weird.
UPDATE: yes, Coldplay are in fact playing the festival
Amadou and Mariam played All Points West last year, are touring the US with Coldplay in July, and have some headlining dates scheduled in June (including a show at Webster Hall on June 8th). The Mali duo was also just added to this year's Bonnaroo lineup.
Also recently added to Bonnaroo (music and comedy): Public Enemy, Ani Difranco, the Itals and Wailing Souls, Murs, Shadows Fall, High on Fire, Janelle Monáe, Pretty Lights, Tony Rice, Passion Pit, Hockey, White Rabbits, Jimmy Fallon, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, John Oliver, Rob Riggle, Rory Albanese, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Aziz Ansari, Kristen Schaal, Arj Barker, Todd Barry, Nick Thune, Wayne Federman, Nick Kroll, Kurt Braunholer, Amy Schumer, Kumail Nanjiani and Pete Holmes. Full Bonnaroo (June 11 - 14 in Manchester, Tennessee) lineup below...
photos by Leia Jospe
These Arms Are Snakes / Thao / Daniel Johnston & Hymns
Thirteen bands were scheduled to play the BrooklynVegan / Agency Group day party in Austin on Thursday, March 19, 2009. Twelve ended up playing - one of them twice. I think the story is that The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, who had a zillion other shows also scheduled during the SXSW week, got confused about what their set time was. For that reason (and traffic), they showed up too late to go on in their slot. Instead, The Wheel, who was our last-minute addition as opener on the inside stage, immediately went outside and played a second set on the larger outdoor stage in the late band's place. We got at least one "boo" when the "scheduling mixup" was announced, but what could we do? (sorry!) It was awesome of the Wheel to fill on a moment's notice. Hopefully the people outside enjoyed him after they got over the awkwardness. I didn't watch his second set, but he sounded amazing inside.
Due to overlap on the two stages, it was hard to see everyone that played the party. The most painful two decisions were Cursive or the Wrens, and These Arms or Snakes or Daniel Johnston. I think we originally had it worked out a little better in terms of that, but the main stage started to run late. I went back and forth and caught pieces of as much as I could (and all of Daniel).
Thanks to everyone who came!
Leia managed to catch 8 of the 12 bands (she missed The Wheel, Avett Brothers, New Villager and Au Revoir Simone). Her pictures are below...
words by Andrew Frisicano
Down at SXSW last week, MA band Passion Pit played the Brooklyn Vegan day party on Thursday afternoon (pictures above and below), the Spin day party on Friday afternoon, and the Thursday night Frenchkiss/Startime International showcase. French Kiss is putting out the band's debut, Manners, on May 26th. The same album comes out on Columbia Records in the UK on May 18th..
"A real deal album in other words, one that delivers on the blissful and bright promises of early fan favorites like "Sleepyhead." It took nearly two months of "explosive" off-the-cuff sessions with producer Chris Zane (Les Savy Fav, The Walkmen) to get there-everything was written and recorded on the fly-but Manners is exactly that, an irresistible, filler-free glimpse into the mind of a man who'd like to unleash his very own Pet Sounds someday.Passion Pit recently canceled a set of Canadian dates planned for the next few weeks. That aside, the band will tour Europe in April and May, returning in time for two shows at the Bowery Ballroom on June 19th and 20th. Tickets for the NYC shows go on sale Friday, March 27th at noon. (The band last played NYC at the same venue in February.)
Check the carefully-sculpted songwriting on display: the speaker-panning synths and slightly sinister children's chorus (straight outta P.S. 22 in NYC) of "Little Secrets" and "The Reeling," the lead dulcimer loops and melancholic melodies of "Moth's Wings," the ecstatic, riled-up climax of "Folds in Your Hands." All part of a greater plan, the next step of which is taking Passion Pit's live show to a level that matches, and eventually exceeds, Manners' ambition and kaleidoscopic soundscapes. Because when Angelakos says he wants to be the next Randy Newman, he's dead serious. And when he adds that Passion Pit is "a band with a lead songwriter, not just Michael Angelakos and these guys," it's clear he's just getting started." [Manners press release]
Updated tour dates and more pictures from the BV day party below...
photos by Jacob Blickenstaff
Hot Legs @ the SPIN party @ Stubb's in Austin - March 20, 2009
AUSTRALIA's THE AGE's SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST BREAKDOWNThe novelty act played two shows (that I know of) at SXSW this past week. There was the Friday afternoon SPIN party (pictured above), and the 11pm set at Emo's Annex the next night. I caught the latter which satisfied my need to see the leader of the Darkness's new band at least once. I doubt i would go see them again, or even really listen to more than maybe a single, but they were fun, and they shred on guitar.
Bizarre supergroup: Tinted Windows features members of Hanson, Cheap Trick, Smashing Pumpkins and Fountains of Wayne playing catchy guitar-pop.
The pin-up: Sienna-lookalike Little Boots combines pre-recorded beats with synth and live drummer.
Commercial breakthrough: Cutesy New Yorkers Chairlift are already featured on an iPod ad.
Novelty act: Hot Leg is the new 1980s hair-metal project for Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins.
Critical darlings: UK act Mumford and Sons and their four-part harmonies.
Stadium potential: London goths White Lies attempt to merge U2 and the Killers. Playing Splendour in the Grass.
Crowd favourite: Boston act Passion Pit -- big on hand claps and synths.
Best new band name: Airborne Toxic Event have just signed to Universal and combine Bruce Springsteen and the Hold Steady.
More pictures Jacob took on Friday, below...
photos by Jacob Blickenstaff
Flower Travellin' Band @ Smokin' Music, Austin, TX - March 19, 2009
"There was a certain amount of tension before Flower Travellin' Band's set at Smokin' Music. Would people show up for this 30+ year old Japanese psychedelic rock band? Would they be playing to like 30 people, many of whom were there for the free smokes from American Spirit? Would the band be any good? The band's heyday was in the 1970s, when they produced some of the most visionary psych rock around. But that was then and this is 2009 and these guys must be in their 60s at this point. Could they pull it off and would anyone care?Flower Travellin' Band also played two shows in NYC before they got to Austin to play SXSW on Thursday. More of Jacob's pictures from that day below...
Yes. And yes." [Austin 360]
Passion Pit & The Wrens @ the BV party @ Radio Room - yesterday (3/19/2009)
Three down, one to go - by that I mean BrooklynVegan parties at SXSW this year. The pictures above come from yesterday's epic day party at Radio Room. Today, Friday March 20th, stop by Habana Calle for a six-hour, free taste of Norway and Sweden, and/or consider checking out the Dickies Battle of the Bands that Black Bubblegum is judging. If a Battle of the Bands is not your thing I understand, but now consider that they've announced that GZA, in addition to co-judging, will be also performing at the show WITH the Black Lips.
DOWNLOAD: The Donkeys - Walk Through A Cloud (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Donkeys - Nice Train (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Passion Pit - Sleepyhead (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Passion Pit - Sleepyhead (Wallpaper remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Come Saturday (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Daniel Johnston - Honey I Sure Miss You (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Daniel Johnston - Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Your Grievances
DOWNLOAD: These Arms Are Snakes - Red Line Season (MP3)
This free BrooklynVegan show takes place on two stages at Radio Room in Austin, Texas this Thursday afternoon, March 19, 2009 from noon-6pm. Set times, more info, and answers to (hopefully) all FAQ's below...
Jane's Addiction - @ Echoplex, Los Angeles - Feb 16, 2009 (revolute)
Live Nation and Adam Zacks are pleased to announce this year's line up for the Sasquatch! Music Festival at the legendary Gorge in Eastern Washington. The festival, now in its eighth and most ambitious year yet, has evolved from a unique, homegrown & low key fest into a full blown three day extravaganza. A festival-goer's dream, it comes complete with camp-outs, canyons, sunsets, three stages and new this year, an expanded comedy and dance music tent. The tent will feature performances from comedians throughout the day, and then come dusk, will spotlight electronic and dance music artists.Jane's Addiction, reunited once again, played a show at the Echoplex in LA last night. They announced it last week via their website and mailing list.
Already the official opener to summer for music fans, the Sasquatch! Music Festival is becoming a certified monster of a musical event: this year features another exciting and diverse line-up for the musically adventurous, and ups the ante on an event already hailed for its independent spirit. Tickets go on sale Saturday February 28th at 10AM
Today it was announced that Jane's (feat. all four original members), NIN, Kings of Leon, Ben Harper & Relentless7, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Erykah Badu, The Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, TV On The Radio, Animal Collective, Silversun Pickups, Bon Iver, Santigold, and many others are playing this year's Sasquatch Festival (May 23, 24, 25, 2009 @ The Gorge in Quincy, WA). Full lineup and ticket info below...
photos by Leia Jospe
"The Great Escape has established itself as the leading event in Europe for showcasing new talent from around the world, aimed at 'export ready' bands and Industry Professionals. TGE takes place in Brighton, UK over three days and nights every May with a total attendance of over 10,000 people including 3,000 industry professionals. A variety of insightful industry talks, panel debates, targeted networking sessions and key note interviews are run alongside performances from 300 new local and international artists, themed parties and club nights in over 34 different venues."The initial lineup of bands announced to play this year's festival includes Metronomy, Ben Kweller, Vivian Girls, The Soft Pack, Let's Wrestle, and Passion Pit. Passion Pit played Bowery Ballroom in NYC with Cale Parks and Paper Route on Wednesday (2/4). More pictures from that show, the entire initial TGE lineup, and all PP tour dates, below...
Lucero @ Terminal 5 Friday night (more by Mike Lerner)
Underground Lounge is located 955 West End Ave @ 107th St in Morningside Heights. The WAVVES show starts at 2PM.
Kanye West has been blogging about a lot of 'indie' music (and comedy) lately. There was the recent Aziz Ansari post, and the exclusive new Peter Bjorn and John track he posted. Kanye's other recent likes include TV on the Radio's David Bowie cover, Bon Iver covering Feist, Friendly Fires, Francis and the Lights, Passion Pit, Animal Collective AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, LAND OF TALK.
Antony was just on NPR.
Little Boots played Studio B last night. Video below...
DOWNLOAD: Passion Pit - Sleepyhead (Wallpaper remix) (MP3)
Passion Pit @ Glasslands (more by Bao Nguyen)
today in NYC
* Illinois @ Fontana's
* Marah @ Mercury Lounge
* Beirut and Inlets @ MHOW
* Judy Gold @ Sleepwalk With Me
* Heartless Bastards @ Maxwell's
* Dysrhythmia & Tombs @ Union Pool
* Doveman doing "Footloose" @ Joe's Pub
* Musée Mécanique & Dave Deporis @ Cake Shop
* Sondre Lerche (and the Fray) @ Webster Hall
* Passion Pit, Paper Rouge & Cale Parks @ Bowery Ballroom
"A recording of the "Dark Knight" star's four-minute F-word-laced tirade on the set of his upcoming film "Terminator Salvation" surfaced on the Internet Tuesday. For many the tape was proof that the oft-described intense actor, who was arrested in July for allegedly assaulting his mother and sister, has an anger problem." [ABC News]
Fashion Week moving to Lincoln Center.
Oscar Wilde Bookshop, RIP
Joe Ades (the guy who sold peelers), RIP
Marah also plays Maxwell's tomorrow.
Check out Black Bubblegum's interview with Tombs.
A recent video interview with Passion Pit below...
Alela Diane's video for White As Diamonds below...
DOWNLOAD: Ra Ra Riot - Ghost Under Rocks (Passion Pit remix) (MP3)
Ra Ra Riot @ Bowery Ballroom - Jan 22, 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Death Cab For Cutie annnounced a whole bunch of tour dates. Openers on various dates of the tour include Cold War Kids, Matt Costa, and Ra Ra Riot. The Ra Ra Riot dates are in addition to Ra Ra's previously announced dates, but still no new NYC date. No Death Cab NYC date either, though I'm sure they all have something secretly planned - maybe for the summer.
Passion Pit is currently out on tour with Cale Parks and remixed the Ra Ra Riot track you can download for free above.
Death Cab cover the Cure on the new Sweetheart comp, out January 30th at Starbucks. Ra Ra Riot will be releasing a CD single of "Can You Tell" via Barsuk Records on March 3rd. Tracklist below.
Death Cab fan club members can order pre-sale tickets at ArtistArena. All dates below...
photos by Faith-Ann Young
DOWNLOAD: Little Boots - Meddle (Baron von Luxxury's Technicolor Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Little Boots - Stuck on Repeat (Fake Blood remix) (MP3)
"I had a photo shoot for a big fashion magazine thing yesterday [October 26, 2008], I've never really done anything like that before so it was kind of weird, within about 5 minutes I had 6 people descend on me involving things like this:That CMJ blog entry on NME explains why Little Boots' hair looks so different than it did in the pictures from her show the night before The Annex, and two days after The Annex. More pictures from that show, and a couple of newly scheduled US dates, below...
Yeah I know, I have no idea either, it was a bit like Stars In Their Eyes except I wasn't quite sure who I was supposed to be at the end. Anyway it was quite an experience. After that we legged it to soundcheck at The Annex for the NME Showcase but unfortunately we were already too late and it turned out half of our techy stuff wasn't working not to mention my throat is still in ruins but we got through it and there was a good crowd. I tried to teach them the phrase "put a donk on it" but I'm not sure if New York is quite ready for that!
Stayed around to watch Passion Pit, by which time it was absolutely rammed. They were good, I like some of their songs a lot, one about 'tears like diamonds' which I think is a nice phrase."
photos by Michael Gruen
Cale Parks (you know him from the band Aloha and his participation in the music of White Williams) just got done playing some solo shows with Ted Leo including the one that happened in Cale's home borough of Brooklyn at Market Hotel last night (12/15). In January Cale is going on tour with Passion Pit - tickets are still on sale for the February 4th show at Bowery Ballroom. All dates, and more Market Hotel pictures below...
DOWNLOAD: Twi the Humble Feather - Finale (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Passion Pit - Sleepyhead (White Sirens Of Burr Remix) (MP3)
today in NYC
* Fake Blood @ Plan B
* Doveman @ The Stone
* DJ Andy Rourke @ Beauty Bar
* Immortal Technique @ SOB's
* Neil Young, Wilco, Everest @ MSG
* Of Montreal @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* James Murphy & Sam Lipsyte @ Joe's Pub
* Corn Mo, .357 Lover & Growler @ Glasslands
* The Walkmen & The Dodos @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
* The Antlers, Dark Dark Dark & Kate Ferencz @ Cake Shop
* Twi the Humble Feather, Here We Go Magic & Sharon Van Etten @ Bell House
* Souls of Mischief, The A-OK Collective, Takya Morgan & Rob Flow @ Knitting Factory
Kevin Barnes will also be at The Bell House tomorrow.
Tickets are still on sale for tonight's Neil Young show.
Tomorrow is the Obits/Night Marchers show at Santos.
Dan Fogelberg died today in 2007.
Video of Louis CK "boxing and getting his stupid fat ass kicked" below...
Head Automatica (Daryl Palumbo) are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on January 8th. Tickets are still on sale.
OK Go play Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 8th. Tickets are on Am Ex presale at noon.
The Virgins are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 14th. Tickets are on Am Ex presale at noon.
Loudon Wainwright III is playing Blender Gramercy Theatre on February 18th. Tickets are on sale. Every other Wainwright is playing Carnegie Hall tonight/Wednesday December 10th. Tickets are still on sale.
Alex Battles will celebrate Johnny Cash's 77th birthday at Southpaw on February 28th. Tickets are on sale.
Will Sheff plays a free show at Other Music tonight/Wednesday.
photos by Bao Nguyen
"Buzz buzz! That's the sound of Passion Pit turning their newfound 'it band' status into concrete plans. For starters, the Boston area boys have signed to Columbia for the UK release of their debut EP, Chunk of Change, in February. Frenchkiss is still the band's home in the States and will actually co-release Chunk of Change in the UK with Columbia." [Pitchfork]Passion Pit played for about 30 minutes (they don't have that much material) to a packed (too packed?) Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn on Friday night (12/5). Their next NYC show will be at Bowery Ballroom. All tour dates HERE. More pictures below...
DOWNLOAD: Passion Pit - Sleepyhead (MP3)
Tonight/Friday's Passion Pit show at Glasslands in Brooklyn in sold out, BUT the band will be back in NYC on February 4th to play Bowery Ballroom AND I have two pairs of tickets to give away to Glasslands. Details on how to win, tonight's flyer, and all tour dates (including SXSW in March) below...
Passion Pit @ MHOW (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Finger on the Pulse, who are co-presenting the Glasslands show with Palms Out Sounds, are also holding a remix contest for Passion Pit's song "Sleepyhead". Full show lineup and contest details are at their site. All Passion Pit dates below...
"TheWB.com - a premium, ad-supported, video-on-demand, interactive and personalized network - today announced the cast and the first group of bands to be featured on "Rockville, CA," the music-themed scripted web series created by Josh Schwartz ("Gossip Girl," "Chuck," "The O.C."). Production on the show began earlier this month at The Echo, a popular club and indie music venue in Los Angeles."The rest of the Press release is below...
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
Ponytail & Passion Pit were a perfect mini-bill all by themselves. Last night at Music Hall (10/21), Ponytail played after Shearwater who played after the Sammies who played after Emmy the Great.
The switch from Sheawarter to Ponytail was the most drastic/funniest/perfect change of the night. Ponytail are so good. Many agree with me. Many passionately disagree . Never before have I talked to so many people that were so split in opinion after a performance. Luckily the ones who find the Baltimore band unappealing had the downstairs bar to escape to if they wanted to.
After the show Ponytail left to play a second show at the new Studio @ Webster Hall.
Then came Passion Pit. If there's one thing the MA band have in common with the two bands who played before them, it's a non-traditional singing method. Passion Pit make dance music that is sung, by frontman and band founder Michael Angelakos, in a very high voice, though, to quote Bill again, he doesn't quite have the control of his falsetto that Shearwater's Melberg does. That's not a bad thing. As a young band, Passion Pit's music may not translate as well live as their hit songs do on record, but for a band that hasn't been playing together that long, they definitely have it musically together. They were also clearly the band most people were there to see. Their set is when the the 600+ capacity venue was literally at capacity and most packed. I got nervous for a second that people would leave before Jens, but most stayed and/or new people came.
PP have a few more CMJ shows coming up and then a tour with Yelle. Ponytail have a few more NYC shows coming up including Todd P's Halloween bash. Those dates and more picutres from last night, below...
JM, Thor & KB of Shearwater
today in NYC
* Syndicate Party
* Reggie Watts @ Lolita Bar
* Les Paul @ Iridium Jazz Club
* Black Nite Crash @ Rehab
* Gringo Star @ Mercury Lounge
* Shearwater @ (le) poisson rouge
* David Dondero @ the Living Room
* Jaymay & book authors @ Highline Ballroom
* Lykke Li & Friendly Fires @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* White Denim, Papertrigger & Wild Light @ Union Hall
* Pwrfl Power, Christy & Emily, Antn Hrwk & Little Gold @ Silent Barn
* Black Nite Crash, Vivian Girls, Deerhoof & Takka Takka @ NYC Kexp Studios
* Yura Yura Teikoku, Dump (James McNew of Yo La Tengo) @ Maxwell's
Tom Petty was born today in 1950.
CMJ starts tomorrow.
The BrooklynVegan official showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg with "singing DJ" Jens Lekman is tomorrow. The secret band will be announced tonight.
Passion Pit is playing the BV showcase at Music Hall. Check out their video for "Sleepyhead" below...
The 2nd BV CMJ-related party is Thursday at Pianos from noon-6pm (free). The initial lineup was announced. Full schedule coming soon.
Passion Pit are playing the official BrooklynVegan showcase at CMJ this year. Tickets go on sale Tuesday at noon.
Wednesday night PP are playing a Kangol party. The flyer is below...
Tuesday, October 21, 2008. Doors at 6 PM. Show at 7 PM, (18+)BrooklynVegan is finally (well, it's been a while) doing a show in Brooklyn. After a successful try at throwing an official CMJ showcase last year at Bowery Ballroom, I'll be doing it again this year, but this time at Bowery's sister venue Music Hall of Williamsburg. I couldn't be more excited about the lineup. $15 tickets go on sale Tuesday at noon. A limited number of CMJ badgeholders will also be admitted to this show on a first come, first served basis.
* Emmy the Great
* The Sammies
* Secret Guest
* Passion Pit
* singing DJ Jens Lekman
and a special late-night (midnight) set by:
* The Phenomenal Handclap Band
The Sammies are a North Carolina band whose new album Sandwich became a slight obsession recently. I'm glad I didn't judge the book by its cover and that they said yes to coming up and playing the show.
More about the artists on this bill as the show gets closer. In the meantime, check out the video Joly took at the recent Phenomenal Handclap Band show at Tribeca Grand, below...
DOWNLOAD: Passion Pit - Sleepyhead (MP3)
Passion Pit play their third of three Pianos residency shows tonight (aug 27). It looks like it is sold out, but maybe if you get there early enough you can get in at the door. Kristoffer Ragnstam goes on at 8:00. Gates of Heaven (Graham Smith and Zachary Mexico) are at 9:00. Last week was sold out and packed. Bill (much to many's dismay) pointed that out about the first week too. Also, Bring earplugs (if you're not afraid to wear them). It was very loud (but good).
Can't make it tonight? No worries. I don't think Passion Pit will be strangers to NYC for the next year. Tickets are now on sale for a Passion Pit / French Kicks double bill at Bowery Ballroom on September 24th. All dates below...