ARTIST: Passion Pit
TITLE: Chunk of Change
YEAR RELEASED: 2008
CHART ACTION: None
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Probably not, unless you’re hip to this.
LINEUP: Michael Angelakos, Ian Hultquist
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Emerson College student records 4-track EP as an apology to his girlfriend, and then passes it out around campus. Everyone digs it, so he records two more tracks and a career is born.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: Part of me likes this and part of me doesn’t, I get the sentiment and agree that it’s pretty well crafted, but some of the new electronica leaves me cold a bit. Also, the fact that it started out as a private mix tape, as it were, is kind of like spying perhaps?
However, the song Sleepyhead is excellent and should be on anyone’s playlist. It’s on their first proper album as well.
NOTES & MINUTAE: Angelekos was a one-man band for a few years, but now has a solid group including Hultquist.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No.
GRADE: B- : It’s a decent start. Since the best song is on the first proper album I’m going to exile the rest for now.