Passion Pit

Event has passed (Mon Oct 21, 2013 - Mon Oct 21, 2013)
Fox Theater - Oakland
Music, Electronic Music


The Boston, Massachusetts-based Passion Pit began as a one-man project of singer Michael Angelakos to produce a Valentine's Day gift for his girlfriend. The gift, an EP entitled Chunk of Change, soon wound up in the hands of friends and acquaintances, who were enthralled with the work. Eventually, Passion Pit became not only a vehicle for the romantic expressions of Angelako's heart but a full-fledged band - at least for live gigs - and opened for a number of well-known artists, including Death Cab for Cutie. This momentum led to label interest, and in 2008 the Frenchkiss label picked up Chunk of Change for re-release with addition of two bonus tracks. The EP, and especially the track "Sleepyhead," garnered a lot of attention from bloggers and fans of giddy electronic indie pop. And now, the long awaited 2012 follow-up, Gossamer, was preceded by the singles "Take a Walk, "I'll Be Alright," and "Constant Conversation."


  1. Fox Theater - Oakland
    1807 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA