passion pit乐队，由五个学究男误打误撞组成的一支乐队。Michael angelakos，Ian Hultquisy，Anad ladhamy，Jeff Apruzzese，Nate Donmoyer,从照片上就可以看出这五人不是靠姿色出来混的。身材有点走样，头发有点凌乱，镜片有点厚实，多亏了他们的音乐跟他们的笑容一样，“略带神经质的快乐至上”，成为一支乐观主义的“摇滚”乐队。
风格尝宙试恋：电子流行（Electropop）, 合成器流行乐（synthpop）, 独立流行（indie pop）, 独立摇滚（indie rock）, 另类舞曲（alternative dance）
成员:Michael Angelakos (主唱), Ian Hultquist (键盘，吉他), Xander Singh (合成), Jeff Apruzzese ( 贝司), Nate Donmoyer (鼓手)。
10月13号，Passion Pit 作为演唱嘉宾做客SNL（Saturday Night Live）演唱了2012新专辑《Gossamer》中两首歌曲"Take a Walk" 和 "Carried Away"。
乐队名字是主唱Michael Angelakos的企脚棵突发奇想。 在取这个名字之前，他并不知道上世纪80年代有一部同名色情电影《Passion Pit》。
《Chunk Of Change》是乐队的首张EP。
Release Date（发行日期）: 2008.09.16
Label（厂牌）: Frenchkiss Records
Styles（风格）: Big Beat / Pop / Rock / Soul
据说passion pit的一夜成名，是建立在网络的高效率传递信息基础上的：michael在四个兄弟的合作下写给女友的作为情人节礼物的歌，一传十十传百，先是在校园殃全乎FTP上下载量节节攀您殃拳升，最后引得哈佛，MIT周边名校的人也闻风而至，为他们捧场。之后，那几首写给女友的歌便收录在《Chunk Of Change》里。
Passion Pit组合发行恋胶淋欢的EP“Chunk Of Change”是人民群众喜闻乐见的音乐。充满了阳光向上之情，表达了人民生活美满的喜悦之情，没有少提牛奶没有股票。MV做得很不错，音乐更不用说了。
这张EP发行后好评如潮，甚至乐队被称为是下一个 MGMT 。
Passion Pit is centered by Boston-based singer-songwriter Michael Angelakos. He originally wrote this EP as a belated Valentine's Day present for his girlfriend. She must have liked what she heard (although it's not too romantic that Passion Pit is also the name of a Traci Lords/John Holmes skin flick from the '80s), because Angelakos started making more copies of the EP and handing them out to friends and acquaintances. Eventually so many people liked what they heard that Passion Pit (which Angelakos fleshes out to a full band when Passion Pit plays live) was voted Best New Local Act in a 2008 WFNX/Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll. The original version of Chunk of Change is augmented here by two additional tracks, "Sleepyhead" and "Better Things."
Review by Amelia Raitt:
The blog-ballyhooed Passion Pit plays a gentle kind of electro-pop that chooses to lilt and sway rather than bump and grind. Chunk of Change, the Boston group's debut EP, is full of flitting falsettos, chirping synths and skittering beats sure to perk up the ears of any Postal Service fan. The good vibes are even on display in song titles: "Smile Upon Me," "Better Things," and the king of the twee heap, "Cuddle Fuddle." The centerpiece here, however, is the sweeping, sample-heavy "Sleepyhead" — the raucous, shout-it-out stomper that feels like a true release after the scampering-about of the first five tracks.
Review By Ethan Stanislawski:
Passion Pit's first EP, a flawed yet charming little electronica ditty, seems too personal and inside-joke laden to get a fair critical take. Chunk of Change was Michael Angelakos' belated Valentine's Day gift for his girlfriend, but it was made public by Frenchkiss, the dudes who brought us Les Savy Fav and the Hold Steady. Chunk of Change almost certainly works better as a mixtape for Angelakos' sweetheart than for a larger audience, but there's still plenty of intrigue and promise to be found mixed in among the more-than-occasional annoyance.
Some see Chunk of Change closer/first single “Sleepyhead” as the standout, but that track doesn't do it for me. "Sleepyhead" simply seems like a late-'90s pop-hip-hop song minus the rap. The song that most grabbed my attention was opener “I've Got Your Number,” maybe the first one I've ever heard that I'd willingly describe as “electro-twee” and certainly the first one close to that style that I liked. It's the only time on the album that Passion Pit was able to draw some genuine pathos that extended beyond in-joke material. The other promising tracks are either bogged down by vague self-righteousness (the funky “Cuddle Fuddle”) or have all their power destroyed by poaching (the chorus of “Smile Upon Me” was stolen directly from “All My Friends”).
Despite Chunk of Change's flaws, Angelakos shows real promise as an innovative electronic-song weaver. Promise is, of course, what EPs are supposed to show, not immediate brilliance. Even still, Passion Pit's style feels dated by a few years. Angelakos certainly has the tools to carve his niche, but he may have to whittle his niche a little differently in the longer term.
01. I've Got Your Number
02. Smile Upon Me
03. Cuddle Fuddle
04. Live To Tell The Tale
05. Better Things
07. Sleepyhead (Landau 'Wake Up' Remix)
《Manners》是Passion Pit 2009年发行的首张完整的录音室专辑。为了庆祝，乐队在纽约的一艘Rocks Off 游船上举行了新专辑发布party。
In a preview article, Clash Music commented that the album "has every chance to rank as one of the year's best" and that "it reveals additional nuances with each visit: a sure-fire sign of an album with true longevity".
Eyes As Candles
Swimming In The Flood
Folds In Your Hands
To Kingdom Come
Let Your Love Grow Tall