Monday, May 25, 2009

Single, Please Mingle: Passion Pit "The Reeling"




I know I'm late but jeez, what a song, eh? Like injecting fruitopia and red bull straight into your veins. Make sure to strap that arm nice and tight folks.

Passion Pit's full-length debut "Manners" dropped sometime earlier this month and it appears to be pretty solid. I'm only on my 3rd spin of the record but it seems like a keeper. Not outstanding or essential but far from a throwaway record. Dance punk as a "movement" may have died, but I doubt the rough aesthetic of dance-based rock can really be killed. Duh, right? Maybe it'll morph into something weird like no-wave or what have you. Whatever. Fuck all this talk about our generation's legacy and how we'll be viewed 20 years down the line for being into shit like this. Let's not overthink this. We're here now, so let's dive head first into our foolishness. It feels good.

Back to the song at hand. I believe this is the lead single from the record. I know its been getting its fair share of airplay for quite some time now. Best part about this song, and this band for that matter, is the lead singer's falsetto. He sounds sorta like Geddy Lee or that dude from Coheed and Cambria who umm sounds like Geddy Lee. Anyways, in case you don't know, I love falsettos. Seriously, Swangerrr Management would like to take this moment to officially cosign the fuck out of falsettos. I'm just so disappointed that no one in real life talks in falsettos. Atleast nobody that I know. If you talk in a falsetto, hit me up: I would like to be best friends with you.

p.s Peep Pitchfork's review of
Manners.

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