New Music: Passion Pit – The Reeling
by Winston "Stone" Ford
So I know that half of y’all aren’t going to like this, and half of you will think I’m a God for posting this. It is what it is.
I’ve been a fan of the Boston-based band Passion Pit since I heard their first track “Sleepyhead” way back in November 2008. Since then, these dudes have been on everybody’s hot list, and even managed to sell out Black Cat in DC based on blog buzz alone. Even though their live show is sketch and I missed them at SXSW, this track, “The Reeling” has made me a fan. The 80’s new wave sound that these dudes were going for has been executed to perfection, and the laid back groove of their other tracks is definately evident as well with a falsetto that evokes the Bee Gees (yet not as annoying). The video is some of the most creative ish I’ve seen in a while.
I know I shouldn’t buy into the blog hype, but it’s too late. I’m done. The Reeling is my new official track of the summer. Thier LP, titled Manners drops May 19th.