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Passion Pit is this week’s Unofficial Alt-18 Featured Artist. An American indie Rock band hailing from Cambridge MA, Passion Pit formed in 2007. Most of the band members attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. They were chosen as “Best New Local Act in 2008” in the WFNX/Boston Phoenix best music poll.
The band’s first full-length studio album, Manners, was released on May 19, 2009. Gossamer is their second studio full-length album released on 7/20/2012.
The first single from Gossamer, “Take A Walk” made it’s Alt-18 debut on 5/26/2012 and spent 25 weeks on the countdown in 2012 including 5 weeks at #1. It was also the #1 song on the Top 18 of 2012. Their latest single, “Carried Away” debuted on 12/15/2012 at #15 and rose 1 spot to #14 on the final countdown of 2012. To start of 2013, “Carried Away” made it’s debut at #9. It has continued to climb all the way to the #4 spot over the past 5 weeks.
Passion Pit are Michael Angelakos (vocals, keyboards), Ian Hultquist (keyboards, guitar), Jeff Apruzzese (bass, synthesizers) and Nathan Donmoyer (drums).
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