I don't really care what he does with his arms, or voice, just so long as he keeps pumping out the sweet poppy jams like he does the Passion Pit debut EP Chunk of Change [which was, allegedly, first recorded as a valentine for his valentine].
At times the Pit sounds like Prince, and on "Smile Upon Me" I hear Ben Gibbard, which makes it sound a bit like a Postal Service track, and just as emo. But that's not a bad thing.
Standout track "Sleepyhead" has been blogged to death lately, but don't be afraid of the hype. I've had this song on repeat for two straight days, and been passing it along to everyone I know.
Passion Pit - Sleepyhead
Passion Pit - Better Things
Passion Pit - Smile Upon Me
Buy Chunk of Change:
Here is a random bag of other goodies that I've been listening to over the past week. Some are old and questionable, but they take you on a rollercoaster ride over the course of an hour or so. As always, download all, and the Passion Pit tunes above, in one handy ZIP, linked at the bottom.
Beach Boys - God Only Knows
constantly listening to Department of Eagles the past couple months really made me want to listen to their sunblissed harmonizing inspirators
Beach Boys - Kokomo
DJ/Rupture - Mirage
I've been listening to this album/mix of Rupture since I got it a few days ago. Solid dubstep beats and collages
Eagles of Death Metal - Wannabe in LA
I'm not sure about this whole EoDMetal thing, the QotSAge side project, but I like this track
Girls Aloud - Fix Me Up
Hugo Montenegro - In the Hall of the Mountain King
Ever since I heard "In the Hall" on Mad Men a few weeks back, I sought out the great tune [which was employed au parfait in the MM scene], and this version is one of my favorites
John Legend - Everybody Knows
Junior Senior - Move Your Feet
Love is All - Give it Back
R Kelly - Ignition [remix]
Squarepusher - A Real Woman
I'm not yet convinced the new album Just a Souvenir is a masterpiece, but this is good
Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen
The Onion made fun of SD this week, and I had to pay some homage
Steve Perry - Oh, Sherrie
Journey frontman rocks solo, too
Sufjan Stevens - Sister Winter
One of the best holiday songs penned since 1845
The Great Mundane - Collecting Rain
Awesomely chilled beats from my man in Chicago, sequenced to perfection
If you happen to be reading this Friday the 14th and are in or around Madison, come round to 152 E Gorham to celebrate, among other things, two birfdays.