[News] Passion Pit Announce Sophomore Album

Photo by Kyle Dean Reinford (via Pitchfork)

Details have just been released about the highly anticipated sophomore album from Passion Pit. Following up 2009's debut Manners, the full length is titled Goassamer and will be available on July 24th courtesy of Columbia Records. Gossamer was made over the course of the past year in both Los Angeles and New York City and was produced by Chris Zane, who electro-mastermind Michael Angelakos worked with previously on Manners.

“On Gossamer there is more of a dichotomy between the lyrics and the music. You hear my lyrics more precisely which is something I was ready for. The lyrics on this album have a lot to say about what the last two years of my life have been troubled with,” explains Angelakos.

Passion Pit have some tour dates coming up next month complete with plenty of summer festival gigs after that where new songs will be debuted alongside all of our favorites from Manners and the Chunk of Change EP. In September they will also co-headline with Hot Chip at Hollywood Bowl. We're almost certain more dates will be announced as Gossamer's release date approaches. Have a look at the dates below.

Passion Pit on tour:
5/1       Geneva, NY                 Smith Opera House
5/4       West Palm Beach, FL  SunFest
6/2       Dallas, TX                   Meltdown Music Festival
6/22     Boston, MA                 Bank of America Pavilion
6/23     New York, NY            Governors Ball Music Festival
7/15     Cincinnati, OH            Bunbury Music Festival
7/20-22 Dover, DE                   Firefly Music Festival
8/3-5     Chicago, IL                 Lollapalooza
8/5        Montreal, QC              Osheaga Music Festival
8/7        Morrison, CO              Red Rocks Amphitheater (co-headline w/ Justice)
8/10-12 San Francisco, CA      Outside Lands Music Festival
9/9        Los Angeles, CA         Hollywood Bowl (co-headline w/ Hot Chip)