PASSION PIT TOURING THE U.S. THIS FALL

KINDRED CONTINUES TO RECEIVE CRITICAL ACCLAIM

Passion Pit is set to tour the U.S. this fall, playing select dates including Los Angeles’ The Wiltern, the House of Blues in Dallas and New Orleans’ Joy Theater. Fan presale tickets will be available via http://www.kindredthealbum.com/live_dates beginning Wednesday, June 22 at 12:00 p.m. local time with general on sale Friday, June 26 at 12:00 p.m. local time.

Kindred, the band’s highly anticipated new album, is out now on Columbia Records and continues to receive widespread critical acclaim:

“Singer Michael Angelakos’ writing remains sharp, telling stories about family drama that are complex yet conversational.”—Rolling Stone

“Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos is a master of creating ebullient, triumphant-sounding pop…strange and surprising…” —Chicago Tribune

“Frenetic, propulsive and bristling with life…” —NPR

“…Angelakos’ most concise record by a good measure, distilling the high-fructose melodies and synth glaze into something like Passion Pit concentrate.” —Pitchfork

“…musically effusive, and catchy as ever.” —Philadelphia Inquirer

“Michael Angelakos and co. have mastered the intricacies of their signature style.” —SPIN


Kindred was written by Passion Pit creative force and frontman Michael Angelakos and recorded in New York City. The album was produced by Angelakos alongside longtime collaborators and co-producers Chris Zane and Alex Aldi, as well as Benny Blanco. Watch the video for “Lifted Up (1985),” conceived by Passion Pit fontman Michael Angelakos and directed by Phil Andelman, here: http://smarturl.it/LiftedUpVid

Angelakos’ songwriting process for Passion Pit has always been to filter and reshape. Many sounds on Kindred that one would assume are synths are actually Angelakos’ voice, manipulated by computers and pedals. Angelakos frequently repurposes sound: using Top 40 signifiers for outré ends, crushing weird natural and synthetic detritus together into pop (Brent Katz, liner notes, 2015).

Kindred follows Passion Pit’s 2012 hit Gossamer, which found the band selling out Madison Square Garden, appearing on “Saturday Night Live” and a special “Live on Letterman” performance, and playing at major festivals including Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Outside Lands and more.

For more information, please contact please contact Carla Sacks, Cami Opere or Reid Kutrow or at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

KINDRED TRACK LISTING
1. Lifted Up (1985)
2. Whole Life Story
3. Where the Sky Hangs
4. All I Want
5. Five Foot Ten (I)
6. Dancing on the Grave
7. Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)
8. Looks Like Rain
9. My Brother Taught Me How To Swim
10. Ten Feet Tall (II)


PASSION PIT LIVE

July 11-12 /// Chicago, IL /// Mamby on the Beach
July 16-19 /// Pemberton, Canada /// Pemberton Music Festival
July 19 /// Portland, OR /// Project Pabst
July 22 /// Portland, ME /// Thompson’s Point
July 23 /// Boston, MA /// The Lawn on D
July 24-26 /// Oro-Medonte, Canada /// WayHome Music & Arts Festival
July 26 /// Detroit, MI /// MO POP Festival
August 7 /// Bali, Indonesia /// Sunny Side Up Tropical Festival
August 9 /// Jakarta, Indonesia /// We The Fest
August 11 /// Singapore, Singapore /// Scapre Ground Thatre
August 13 /// Manila, Philippines /// World Trade Center
August 15 /// Osaka, Japan /// Summer Sonic
August 16 /// Tokyo, Japan /// Summer Sonic
August 21 /// Melbourne, Australia /// Forum Theatre
August 23 /// Sydney, Australia /// Enmore Theatre
August 25 /// Brisbane, Australia /// The Tivoli
September 6 /// Dallas, TX /// House of Blues
September 8 /// Houston, TX /// House of Blues
September 9 /// New Orleans, LA /// Joy Theater
September 12 /// Charlotte, NC /// WND Weenie Roast – PNC Music Pavilion
September 13 /// Raleigh, NC /// 95X Big Shindig – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
October 16 /// Columbus, OH /// Newport Music Hall
October 17 /// Milwaukee, WI /// Eagles Ballroom
October 19 /// St. Louis, MO /// The Pageant
October 20 /// Kansas City, MO /// Arvest Bank Theatre
October 28 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Wiltern