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Photo by Steven Brahms

For Fans Of: Vampire Weekend, Miike Snow, Foster The People, Matt And Kim, Two Door Cinema Club, Empire Of The Sun

Passion Pit is set to tour the U.S. this fall, playing select dates including Los Angeles’ The Wiltern, the House of Blues in Dallas and New Orleans’ Joy Theater. Fan presale tickets will be available via http://www.kindredthealbum.com/live_dates beginning Wednesday, June 22 at 12:00 p.m. local time with general on sale Friday, June 26 at 12:00p.m. local time.

Kindred, the band’s highly anticipated new album, is out now on Columbia Records and continues to receive widespread critical acclaim:

“Singer Michael Angelakos’ writing remains sharp, telling stories about family drama that are complex yet conversational.”—Rolling Stone

“Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos is a master of creating ebullient, triumphant-sounding pop…strange and surprising…”—Chicago Tribune

“Frenetic, propulsive and bristling with life…”—NPR

“…Angelakos’ most concise record by a good measure, distilling the high-fructose melodies and synth glaze into something  like Passion Pit concentrate.”—Pitchfork

“…musically effusive, and catchy as ever.”—Philadelphia Inquirer

“Michael Angelakos and co. have mastered the intricacies of their signature style.”—SPIN

Kindred was written by Passion Pit creative force and frontman Michael Angelakos and recorded in New York City. The album was produced by Angelakos alongside longtime collaborators and co-producers Chris Zane and Alex Aldi, as well as Benny Blanco. Watch the video for “Lifted Up (1985),” conceived by Passion Pit fontman Michael Angelakos and directed by Phil Andelman, below.

Angelakos’ songwriting process for Passion Pit has always been to filter and reshape. Many sounds on Kindred that one would assume are synths are actually Angelakos’ voice, manipulated by computers and pedals. Angelakos frequently repurposes sound: using Top 40 signifiers for outré ends, crushing weird natural and synthetic detritus together into pop (Brent Katz, liner notes, 2015).

Kindred follows Passion Pit’s 2012 hit Gossamer, which found the band selling out Madison Square Garden, appearing on “Saturday Night Live” and a special “Live on Letterman” performance, and playing at major festivals including Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Outside Lands and more.

Passion Pit 2015 Tour Dates

July 11-12                                  Chicago, IL                                                     Mamby on the Beach
July 16-19                            Pemberton, Canada                                        Pemberton Music Festival
July 19                                      Portland, OR                                                                 Project Pabst
July 22                                      Portland, ME                                                        Thompson’s Point
July 23                                       Boston, MA                                                              The Lawn on D
July 24-26                          Oro-Medonte, Canada                         WayHome Music & Arts Festival
July 26                                        Detroit, MI                                                           MO POP Festival
August 7                                  Bali, Indonesia                                 Sunny Side Up Tropical Festival
August 9                                Jakarta, Indonesia                                                              We The Fest
August 11                           Singapore, Singapore                                            Scapre Ground Thatre
August 13                             Manila, Philippines                                                 World Trade Center
August 15                                 Osaka, Japan                                                              Summer Sonic
August 16                                 Tokyo, Japan                                                              Summer Sonic
August 21                           Melbourne, Australia                                                        Forum Theatre
August 23                              Sydney, Australia                                                         Enmore Theatre
August 25                             Brisbane, Australia                                                                 The Tivoli
September 6                             Dallas, TX                                                             House of Blues
September 8                            Houston, TX                                                           House of Blues
September 9                        New Orleans, LA                                                             Joy Theater
September 12                        Charlotte, NC           WND Weenie Roast – PNC Music Pavilion
September 13                          Raleigh, NC      95X Big Shindig – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
October 16                            Columbus, OH                                               Newport Music Hall
October 17                            Milwaukee, WI                                                      Eagles Ballroom
October 19                             St. Louis, MO                                                              The Pageant
October 20                          Kansas City, MO                                             Arvest Bank Theatre
October 28                           Los Angeles, CA                                                            The Wiltern