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[Show Preview] Passion Pit at Music Farm

Written by on 2012/10/17 in Concert Previews, Festivals with 0 Comments

WHEN: Friday, October 19th. Doors at 8 PM.
WHERE: Music Farm
32 Ann St. Charleston, SC
HOW MUCH: $28 ADV, $30 DOORS (SOLD OUT)

Batten down the hatches, folks. Passion Pit is coming to the southeast! Fresh off of their visit to the Saturday Night Live stage, the alt/electropop quintet will be making a stop at Music Farm in downtown Charleston with support from Youngblood Hawke.

The band formed in 2007, building a niche for themselves in the local Massachusetts music scene. Their name comes from a slang dictionary, the term “passion pit” having been synonymous with a drive-in theater, where youngsters’ passion was thought to be extremely high while their inhibitions were very low. They were successful in the Cambridge and Boston scenes but gained recognition as the only single from their Chunk of Change EP “Sleepyhead,” was used in numerous advertisements and marketing campaigns. Manners, their first full length record, was well-received by the public and critics, but it was songs like “To Kingdome Come,” “Eyes as Candles,” and “Little Secrets,” that helped them to gain new fans and maintain old ones.

Passion Pit is currently touring in support of their most recent album Gossamer, which was released this past July. They haven’t strayed from their electropop roots, but they’re exhibiting a little more soul this go around. They have more of a groove, evident in the slow jammin’ of “Constant Conversations,” which sounds like it belongs on a lovemaking mix tape from the ‘90s. But who ever said that was a bad thing? The tracks “Take a Walk,” “Carried Away,” and “Love Is Greed” promise to be winners during the live show. Everyone come out to the Music Farm on Friday and boogie.

Check out their performance of “Carried Away” from this past weekend’s Saturnday Night Live, linked above.

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