Passion Pit
Passion Pit

Passion Pit

About Passion Pit

Indie electronica outfit Passion Pit is the stage name for songwriter, keyboardist, and computer whiz Michael Angelakos, although other musicians tap in for shows and recording sessions.

∙ Angelakos formed Passion Pit when songs he wrote as a Valentine’s Day gift for his then-girlfriend (and later included on 2008’s Chunk of Change) earned buzz around Boston.
∙ The breakout single “Sleepyhead,” included on Chunk of Change and 2009’s Manners, has 10 million views and made Pitchfork’s Top 40 Music Videos of 2008 list.
∙ Thanks to the hit “Take a Walk,” Gossamer reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200, charted in 7 other countries, and was named one of Rolling Stone’s Best Albums of 2012.
∙ In 2013, Angelakos won the Beatrice Stern Media Award for launching The Wishart Group, which supports musicians’ mental health, and for his openness about living with bipolar disorder.
∙ His upbeat anthem “Lifted Up (1985),” written to thank Angelakos’ then-wife for her support, helped propel Kindred to No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums chart in 2015.

  • ORIGIN
    Boston, MA
  • FORMED
    2008

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