The electro-pop maestros of Passion Pit will return with their sophomore effort, "Gossamer," on July 24, and for now, the group has bestowed its fans with its lead single, "Take a Walk."
Like "Little Secrets," a standout track from Passion Pit's 2009 debut "Manners," "Take a Walk" pairs an offbeat lyrical conceit with upbeat synth lines and an engaging hook. This time, singer Michael Angelakos rhapsodizes about lost pensions and family struggles during the recession, singing, "I watch my little children, play some board game in the kitchen/And I sit and pray they never feel my strife."
Passion Pit have already mapped out a North American tour to support the follow-up to "Manners," which has sold 285,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. After performing at summer fests like Lollapalooza and Outside Lands, the group will share a bill with Hot Chip at the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 9.
Here are Passion Pit's upcoming tour dates:
June 2: Dallas, TX - Meltdown Music Festival
June 22: Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
June 23: New York, NY - Governors Ball Music Festival
July 15: Cincinnati, OH - Bunbury Music Festival
July 16: Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
July 17: Knoxville, TN - The Valarium
July 19: Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
July 20: Norfok, VA - The Norva
July 21: Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival
Aug. 3: Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
Aug. 5: Montreal, Quebec - Osheaga Festival
Aug. 7: Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater
Aug. 10-12: San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Music Festival
Aug. 18: Tokyo, Japan - SummerSonic
Aug. 19: Osaka, Japan - SummerSonic
Aug. 21: Singapore, Singapore - Esplanade
Aug. 25: Leeds, England - Leeds Festival
Sept. 9: Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
Nov. 4: Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion