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Tune of the Week – “Sleepyhead”

Meet your first favourite new band for 2009. I’ve been playing this track from Passion Pit a lot on the radio show over the last six weeks because it keeps on surprising me. It may be only two minutes and …

Thu, Oct 16, 2008, 08:11

   

Meet your first favourite new band for 2009.

I’ve been playing this track from Passion Pit a lot on the radio show over the last six weeks because it keeps on surprising me. It may be only two minutes and 55 seconds long but there’s just so much magic in those grooves. The tune starts out one way (with a sped-up sample of Jack Kerouac from a spoken word album), takes at least half-a-dozen dreamy twists and ecstatic turns and finally ends up somewhere close to heaven.

The facts. Passion Pit hail from Cambridge, MA. The main mover is a dude called Michael Angelakos. And there’s a whole lot more where “Sleepyhead” came from. Enter the “Chunk Of Change EP”, a set of songs which began as a Valentine’s Day present from Angelakos to his girl and ended up a fine release on French Kiss. All six songs are worth your time and effort, but “Sleepyhead” will take your breath away. The debut album arrives in 2009.

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