Passion Pit Releases New Single, Unveils Album Art

With Fleetwood Mac’s recent show at Madison Square Garden, Tori Amos playing a show at SXSW, the release of 88 Keys’ long awaited album, and Yeah Yeah Yeah’s It’s Blitz!, 2009 is shaping up to be a pretty good year in music. One of my favorite bands from late last year, Passion Pit, is poised to keep things going with the release of the first single off their upcoming album, Manners.

Passion Pit first grabbed my attention when the blogosphere lit up with the song “Sleepyhead” off their Chunk of Change EP. If you haven’t heard it, here’s a link to the video. The song is in constant rotation here at the command center.

The new single, “The Reeling,” is a bit of a departure from the energetic and somewhat frenetic sound of “Sleepyhead.” Instead, the band has gone for a much more relaxed tune — the kind of track that may not initially wow you but you’ll find yourself liking with each subsequent listen. Hear it on Passion Pit’s myspace page.

Here’s the art for the new album, Manners

(via Stereogum)

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