1. Halsey, Logic, Michael Angelakos & More To Participate in Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention Campaign 'I'm Listening'

    September 05, 2017 12:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Today (Sept. 5), radio network Entercom launched a new mental health awareness and suicide prevention campaign called I’m Listening. The campaign centers on a two-hour on-air special that will be broadcasted live on World Suicide Prevention Day (Sep ...

  2. Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos on His Fight to Make Mental Health Care Accessible for Artists

    July 26, 2017 9:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Angelakos can’t stop moving his hands. With every word out of his mouth, his coffee eyes light up as if he won a prize at the state fair and he gestures as if he’s telling the greatest story ever told. In a way, he is. Sitting across the tab ...

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

    February 15, 2017 1:21 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    December 16, 2016 7:16 PM EST 0 0 0 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 fest ...

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

    July 05, 2016 1:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    July 20, 2015 9:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 h ...

  7. 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 0 0 0 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 Bo ...

  8. 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 thei ...

  9. 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 forthcom ...

  10. Columbia Records and Citibank Partner for Artist and Food Program 'Culinary Beats' (From the Magazine)

    December 06, 2013 11:38 AM EST As chefs become the new rock stars thanks to the Food Network, “Master Chef,” “Top Chef” and the increasingly lucrative food-festival circuit, many artists have indulged their inner foodie -- be it Zac Brown Band’s “Eat and Greets” with fans on to ...

  11. Bonnaroo Backbeat: Jack Johnson Talks Filling In For Mumford, Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos on Maintaining His Falsetto

    June 14, 2013 8:32 PM EDT Jack Johnson was still a few hours away from Manchester, Tenn., to play a surprise set at Bonnaroo with his Brushfire Records act ALO on Thursday night (June 13) when he got the call. Mumford & Sons had just canceled their headlining Saturda ...

  12. The SXSW Social Scoop

    March 08, 2013 3:28 PM EST Billboard brings you a multi-platform compendium of all of the top tweets, pictures, video, and social media postings from SXSW daily -- all in one place, updated throughout the day so you get the latest news on what's happening in Austin. ...

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  14. Backbeat: Passion Pit, Group Love, Imagine Dragons (And Their Managers) Light Up KROQ's 'Almost Acoustic Xmas' Day 2

    December 12, 2012 3:00 PM EST fun. takes the stage at the star-studded KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show. (Photo: Jeff Miller) "I think the best part of these radio shows is that it's like band summer camp..." Nicky Berger, Berger Management There's alway ...

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

    September 02, 2012 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 be ...

  16. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    July 23, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  18. Passion Pit Cancel Tour Dates

    July 16, 2012 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 M ...

  19. Passion Pit Breaks Wide

    July 12, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos spent July 4 at home. For once, he was doing as little as possible. "It was nice to just relax. I rarely have the luxury," he says. "And no, I didn't touch the fireworks." That he could ...

  20. Summer Music Preview: Top 40 Pop Tops

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 Emeli Sandé Album title: Our Version of Events Label: Capitol Records Management: Adrian Sykes Release date: June 5 Scottish-born Emeli Sandé has already hypnotized audiences across the pond with her soulful vocals and thoughtful pop songwriting. Afte ...

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

    May 07, 2012 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 standou ...

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

    July 08, 2011 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 pl ...

  23. Nelly Furtado Prepping New Album, Greatest Hits Compilation

    October 20, 2010 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    August 23, 2010 7:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 e ...

  25. Photos: Passion Pit In Brooklyn

    July 01, 2010 6:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    December 04, 2009 8:02 PM EST 0 0 0 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 annua ...

  27. Passion Pit's Geek Chic

    April 27, 2009 2:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 bandma ...