LISTEN: Passion Pit Releases Two New Singles, “Lifted Up (1985)” and “Where The Sky Hangs”

Both tracks are off upcoming full-length Kindred, out April 21 via Columbia.

It’s been three years since Michael Angelakos has released new music as Passion Pit, but as of this week, that indie-electro-pop drought is over. Angelakos has announced details about Passion Pit’s third full-length and dropped two brand-new songs to pique the interest of fans before the LP’s late April release date.

Both the lead single “Lifted Up (1985)” and “Where the Sky Hangs” will be available on Kindred, Passion Pit’s follow-up to 2012’s breakthrough album Gossamer, but showcase very different sonic strengths from Angelakos—the band’s frontman and mastermind.

“Lifted Up (1985)” is a dance-floor-ready jam complete with a rapid and steady beat building to an epic drop, and nostalgic lyrics about carefree times and loves long past. While “Lifted Up (1985)” reminds listeners about what a fun time the ’80s were, “Where the Sky Hangs” actually transports us back to the musical sound of the decade courtesy of Hall & Oates–style bass lines and synth riffs. Angelakos’s infectious falsetto floats above finger snaps and crisp harmonies.

Kindred track listing

Passion-Pit_Kindred1. Lifted Up (1985)
2. Whole Life Story
3. Where the Sky Hangs
4. All I Want
5. Five Foot Ten (I)
6. Dancing on the Grave
7. Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)
8. Looks Like Rain
9. My Brother Taught Me How To Swim
10. Ten Feet Tall (II)


Kindred is out April 21 on Columbia.


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