Posts tagged Passion Pit
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If you don't like music you can't sit with us.

If you don't like music you can't sit with us.

It's chill af in NYC today. Literally. Like I'm having a hard time getting out of bed because I like my feet not being popsicles. I am writing this whilst I am still in bed. That said, the chill means that all the glorious fall albums are under way and CMJ is quickly approaching. I've also been on a steady streak of shows lately, which I will get up ASAP for you to see and be jealous of me. I'm also working to backdate all the show notes I kept saying I was upping and then rage quit because as you can see below these posts are intense as hell, you guys. OH WELL IT'S WORTH IT BECAUSE I LOVE DOING THIS!

Enjoy this weeks jams and be sure to grab the Spotify playlist below if you want to keep this mix around. As always, I'd love to hear from you so feel free to drop me a tweet and let me know what you thought of this week's show.



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#SKOARADIO 07/18/2015
me going through all the new music this week

me going through all the new music this week

Oof. Really stoked for this show and because I submitted it late it was a little borked airing. You didn't even get to hear the last two segments. :( All good though! There's always next week (not to mention the podcast that will be attached to this show shortly). But yeah, trying to get back to digging out those little diamonds in the rough that I enjoy supporting. Plus HELLO NEW KENNA!! *praise hands emoji* A lot to be excited about. Expect more posts in between this show and the next with more info on the bands we're featuring.

As always feel free to let me know what you thought of this week's show either by dropping a comment here or hitting me up on Twitter.

Until next week!





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[Watch] Passion Pit - "Carry On" (fun. Cover)

Taking on Vevo's "Unexpected Covers" series, Passion Pit offer up an intriguing take on fun.'s huge hit "Carry On". Lead singer, Michael Angelakos , takes it back to basics and turns the tune into a stripped down piano lead ballad. It's a very nice rendition that shows Michael's talents off nicely and is surely a nice break from the original which received a damn lot of radio play here in the UK. You can see for yourselves above. 

[Watch] Passion Pit - "Cry Like a Ghost" (Official Video)

Passion Pit continue their support of last year's Gossamer, dancing through a girl's relationships in the video for "Cry Like a Ghost". That's exactly how directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert described the clip: "The idea is this girl is dancing through her relationships… we’re trying to show how messy, confusing, funny, and sad and weird that is." The two employ some pretty cool techniques that make for well-made visual tale. Check it out above along with a making-of video below.

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[Listen] Stream Juicy J's Remix of Passion Pit's "Constant Conversations"

In the "god damn, I didn't expect that" category this past week is Three 6 Mafia member Juicy J, who recently dropped a remix of labelmate Passion Pit's mellow cut "Constant Conversations". J's remix holds on to the smooth, seductive rhythms and falsetto samples, which serve as a surprisingly perfect fit for his crisp verses. Check it out below, and let us know what you think of this random pairing.

[News] Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup Announced

Bonnaroo unveiled its 2013 lineup yesterday, dishing out a bill topped with Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, R. Kelly, The National, Kendrick Lamar, The xx, Passion Pit, Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, Wu-Tang Clan, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Wilco, and Björk.

Rounding out the lineup are Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Cat Power, Local Natives, Tame Impala, Alt-J, Dirty Projectors, Swans, Baroness, Japandroids, Death Grips, Earl Sweatshirt, Killer Mike, Father John Misty, Purity Ring, The Tallest Man on Earth, Divine Fits, ASAP Rocky, Big K.R.I.T., Action Bronson, Four Tet, Wild Nothing, DIIV, HAIM, Cults, Charli XCX, Billy Idol, ZZ Top, Gov’t Mule, John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, Dwight Yoakam, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, Portgual. The Man, The Gaslight Anthem, Matt and Kim Pretty Lights, Boys Noize, AraabMUZIK, A-Trak, The Vaccines, Glen Hansard, Calexico, Porter Robinson, Amadou & Mariam, Lee Fields & The Expressions, John Fullbright, JEFF the Brotherhood, Deap Vally, Walk the Moon, and The Stepkids.

Tickets for Bonnaroo go on sale Saturday February 23rd at Noon EST on the festival website. Bonnaroo runs from June 13-16 in Manchester, Tennessee.

[Watch] Passion Pit - "Take A Walk" x "Carried Away" on Saturday Night Live

Over the weekend Passion Pit took the stage at Saturday Night Live to deliver two stellar performances from their sophomore album, Gossamer. The band is currently on tour in support of the album, with dates all across the US and select dates in the UK from now through December. Head over to their website for more details. For now, enjoy "Take A Walk" and "Carried Away" from Saturday night.

"Take A Walk"

"Carried Away"

[Outside Lands 2012] Top Five Songs We Can't Wait to Hear Live

This Friday marks the beginning of this year's Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, the fifth edition of the cultural highlight. SKOA will be attending the festival this year, and each day leading up to the festival we will be dishing out a feature focused on the bands set to appear at Outside Lands. Today, our spotlight is focused on the top five songs we cannot wait to hear live at the festival.

No matter how good a band's repertoire is, there is always one song that stands out, one song that automatically comes to mind whenever you think about said band. That recollection is even more potent when you go to see them live in concert, bringing the immediate hope that they will play that song live and it will be even better than the studio quality version. Of all the bands playing at Outside Lands this year, there are five that have songs so damn good that we're shaking with excitement to hear them live. Now, keep in mind all of these songs are relatively new, having been released at various times over the past year or so, but that doesn't mean they aren't highlights in the catalogues of these artists. Rather, it's the opposite. These songs are gems in the handfuls of songs these bands have given us over the course of their long, or short, careers, and they are sure to be as good if not better live in concert. Check out our top five picks after the jump.

NOTE: For all of our Outside Lands coverage, head here.

Bloc Party - "Octopus":

Jack White - "Sixteen Saltines":

Alabama Shakes - "Hold On":

Tame Impala - "Apocalypse Dreams":

Passion Pit - "Constant Conversations":