1. Passion Pit Drops 'Somewhere Up There' and 'Inner Dialogue'

    February 15, 2017 1:21 PM EST Passion Pit has released two new singles this week. “Somewhere Up There” is an electro-pop jam, and “Inner Dialogue” is a slower-tempo song with a similar feel. The two songs mark Passion Pit’s first release of new music since their 2015 LP Kindered .  Outside of the recording studio,…

  2. Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos Shares New Christmas Video Album

    December 16, 2016 7:16 PM EST With Christmas inching closer, Passion Pit 's Michael Angelakos released an audio/visual album titled Merry Christmas, Mr. Fields . The singer/songwriter teamed up with former Harlem Shakes member Brent Katz and director Hana Haley for the festive holiday project, who sought to explore …

  3. Classixx Traveled the World and Soul-Searched for Sophomore Album 'Faraway Reach'

    July 05, 2016 1:13 PM EDT Listen to Brian Eno's song “On Some Faraway Beach,” and the last thing you'll think about is Classixx. It's not played on synthesizers, but rather a real piano along with drums and guitars. The melodies are lush and build dramatically, but it's still downtempo. Then the…

  4. Ryn Weaver's Live Show Proves as Titillating as Her Debut Album, 'The Fool': Concert Review

    July 20, 2015 9:04 PM EDT Probably the last thing you'd take away from Ryn Weaver 's newly released debut, The Fool , is that the San Diego native is a poppy girl who just wants to have fun. So it was slightly startling to see her seem borderline confectionary as her tour hit Neumos in Seattle Friday night.…

  5. Passion Pit at BottleRock 2015: 'I Changed My Age on My Birth Certificate to Get Into a Show'

    May 31, 2015 3:58 PM EDT Despite his innocent demeanor, Passion Pit mastermind Michael Angelakos has been known to get a little mischievous from time to time. "I changed the age on my birth certificate to get into a show," he confessed to Billboard backstage at BottleRock 2015. "That's so illegal.…

  6. Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos on Dealing With Bipolar Disorder: 'I Don't Want It to Win'

    May 05, 2015 5:54 PM EDT Passion Pit 's Michael Angelakos talks to Billboard about recording their latest album  Kindred , which debuted at No. 23 on the Billboard 200 , and addresses interpretations that it was influenced by his bipolar disorder, which hung over their last record, Gossamer . How did you start…

  7. Skrillex Surprises With 'Recess' Album Release

    March 11, 2014 6:06 AM EDT Skrillex now has more in common with Beyoncé than a pile of Grammys. They both like to release surprise albums. Starting on the evening of March 10, the dubstep prince unlocked access to one song after another until all 11 tracks of his forthcoming debut album, “Recess.” had been…

  8. Jay-Z, Kanye West, Skrillex, D'Angelo Kick Off Made In America Festival

    September 02, 2012 10:40 AM EDT The first day of the two-day fest featured performances by Jay-Z and many guests, Skrillex, Maybach Music Group, Passion Pit and more. Jay-Z stood sipping champagne with Kanye West while red, white and blue fireworks lit up the Philadelphia night behind them Saturday (Sept. 1) to close out…

  9. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT The opening day of Lollapalooza 2012 closed with a black celebration. Or the north end of Chicago's Grant Park, devil horns flew and heads banged as Black Sabbath brought forth a metal onslaught of the heaviest form. On the south end, fireworks illuminated fans who swayed and shimmied to…

  10. Firefly 2012: Highlights From Delaware's First Major Music Fest

    July 23, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Delaware may be the First State in the union, but it's probably one of the last that you'd associate with cutting-edge rock music. That changed this past weekend when the home of NASCAR races, beachfront condos and tax-free shopping hosted the inaugural Firefly Music Festival , an…

  11. Passion Pit Cancel Tour Dates

    July 16, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Vocalist Michael Angelakos Says He's Taking Time Off To Improve His Mental Health Passion Pit has cancelled all upcoming July tour dates, including a set at Delaware's Firefly Music Festival, the group announced today (July 16). Vocalist Michael Angelakos wrote in a note on the band…

  12. Listen To Passion Pit's Lively New Single, 'Take A Walk'

    May 07, 2012 12:15 PM EDT 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 …

  13. Billboard Bits: Joe Jonas Wants to Tour With Chris Brown, Harry Potter Listens to Radiohead

    July 08, 2011 5:05 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Joe Jonas Wants To Tour With Chris Brown Joe Jonas recently premiered the first tracks from his solo debut, "Fast Life," and now he's talking about tour plans for the album, out in September. Jonas…

  14. Nelly Furtado Prepping New Album, Greatest Hits Compilation

    October 20, 2010 11:45 AM EDT As Nelly Furtado prepares to survey the first decade of her recording career with the Nov. 15 release of "The Best of Nelly Furtado," the Canadian songstress reports that she's "just over sort of halfway done" with her next studio album, tentatively titled "…

  15. Billboard Bits: Cee-Lo's 'F*** You' Is Viral Hit, Gaga Snuggles Up to KISS

    August 23, 2010 7:10 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Cee-Lo Turns 'F*** You' Into Viral Hit Gnarls Barkley frontman Cee-Lo may have finally found the perfect follow-up to the chart-topping "Crazy." The expletive-laden "Fuck You," which…

  16. Photos: Passion Pit In Brooklyn

    July 01, 2010 6:08 PM EDT Passion Pit rained its neon power pop down on an appreciative, inevitably hipster-filled Brooklyn crowd on Tuesday (June 29) and we were there ready to document the action in photos. Featuring opening band Tokyo Police Club , the sweltering Passion Pit gig at Prospect Park's bandshell…

  17. WRXP Holiday Extravaganza w/ Phoenix, Passion Pit / December 2, 2009 / New York City (Hammerstein Ballroom)

    December 04, 2009 8:02 PM EST New York rock radio station 109.1 WRXP gave its listeners a good reason to be jolly on Wednesday night when it brought Phoenix, Passion Pit, Jack's Mannequin and Manchester Orchestra to Manhattan's Hammerstein Ballroom for its second annual Holiday Extravaganza, hosted by DJ and…

  18. Passion Pit's Geek Chic

    April 27, 2009 2:39 PM EDT Passion Pit's Ayad Al Adhamy knows that the speed with which his Boston-based electro-pop group has ascended from MySpace anonymity to buzz-bin ubiquity tends to make for prime backlash fodder. But the keyboardist insists that he and his bandmates aren't especially worried, thanks…