Monday, July 30, 2012

Worth Listening: Passion Pit - "Constant Conversations"

I nearly skipped over the new Passion Pit record.  Nearly.  I kind of got tired of them after their first record-- mainly from hearing it so much-- and I had a bad experience at one of their shows.  That's enough to get me off a band.  I didn't really know what to expect from their new record, because generally these little indie bands get ruined when too much mainstream attention gets put on them-- I know, that's incredibly hipster and elitist, but I think the sudden attention on a label and all that as a "hot seller" makes changes to the way the band worked.

All that said, I finally heard some of the new record outside of the single.  I haven't quite made up my mind on it all, but I really dig this track.  It's got a great r'n'b vibe, and could honestly have been a rap sample  You'll be fooled, because until the main singer starts, it sounds like you're gonna hear Kanye on it.  It's a nice surprise and not something I would have expected from Passion Pit.  Check it out.