You want a new drug? Why not try the crazy powdered concoction featured in the video for the Tiesto remix of Passion Pit's 'Carried Away,' which, when ingested, causes users to explode into multiple clones of themselves. Talk about consciousness expansion!
Passion Pit have mapped out a 2013 North American tour with Brooklyn duo Matt and Kim in the opening slot. The trek is scheduled to kick off Feb. 5 in Norfolk, Va., and run through a March 2 gig in Salt Lake City, Utah, followed by a trip down to South America at the end of the month for Lollapalooza 2013 in Brazil and Chile.
Passion Pit appeared last night on 'Saturday Night Live,' where they played two songs -- 'Take a Walk' and 'Carried Away' -- from their acclaimed sophomore album, 'Gossamer.' (Watch them both below.) On record, the group exists largely a solo project for singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist mastermind Michael Angelakos, but live, it's a team effort, a nine-strong electro-pop force to be reckoned with -- and danced to.
Taco Bell's new Doritos Locos Tacos have become a craze in the fast food world since they were released this past spring. Recently, the chain has reported that they have sold 200 million tacos so far. So it's no surprise that the company used the popular app Instagram and an indie rock hit for their new commercial to promote the brand even further.
Tim Burton's upcoming movie, 'Frankenweenie,' is a 3D remake of a short film Burton made in 1984 about a boy who brings his dog back to life. Although the movie won't be in theaters until Oct. 5, the soundtrack, 'Frankenweenie Unleashed!' -- which will be released on Sept. 25 -- features a song by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
We've grown accustomed to celebrities cloaking their visits to rehab in euphemisms like "dealing with exhaustion," so when Passion Pit canceled some gigs last month due to singer Michael Angelakos' need to "work on improving my mental health," it was easy to be cynical about the real reasons for the decision. But as it turns out, Angelakos has been living with an acute form of bipolar disorder -- a struggle he discussed during recent in-depth interviews with Rolling Stone and Pitchfork.
Alternate album title: 'Pity Party 'Til You Puke.' Three years ago, Passion Pit found their electropop piped into homes everywhere when their breakout single, 'Sleepyhead,' became the Big TV Commercial Jam of 2008. That beat -- that still-incredible, 'Ye-influenced beat -- and Michael Angelakos' birthday balloon-huffing falsetto were everywhere -- except for the Billboard Top 100 charts, somehow.