Kindred, the highly-anticipated new album from Passion Pit, is out now on Columbia Records. The album is receiving 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
In celebration of the release, Passion Pit will tour North America this spring, playing intimate venues in the U.S. and Canada. The band will make stops including Big Guava Music Festival, Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre, two nights at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club and many more. Tickets are available now via
The band recently unveiled the video for “Lifted Up (1985),” conceived by Passion Pit fontman Michael Angelakos and directed by Phil Andelman. Watch it here:
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.
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.
April 26                                                    Norfolk, VA                                                    The Norva
April 28                                                    Boston, MA      Converse Rubber Tracks at The Sinclair
April 29                                                     Toronto, ON              Danforth Music Hall SOLD OUT
May 1                                                   State College, PA                                   Movin On Festival
May 2                                                       Richmond, VA                              WRXL Big Field Day
May 5                                                    Washington, D.C.                           9:30 Club SOLD OUT
May 6                                                    Washington, D.C.                           9:30 Club SOLD OUT
May 8                                                        Tampa, FL                             Big Guava Music Festival
May 10                                                      Camden, NJ      Susquehanna Bank Center SOLD OUT
May 11                                                     Brooklyn, NY                        Kings Theatre SOLD OUT
May 13                                                       Chicago, IL                              Thalia Hall SOLD OUT
May 14                                                       Chicago, IL                              Thalia Hall SOLD OUT
May 17                                                     San Diego, CA       Observatory North Park SOLD OUT
May 19                                                       Seattle, WA           Showbox at the Market SOLD OUT
May 20                                                       Seattle, WA           Showbox at the Market SOLD OUT
May 22                                                Salt Lake City, UT             Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
May 22-24                                                 El Paso, TX                         Neon Desert Music Festival
May 26                                                       Denver, CO                                             Ogden Theatre
May 27                                                      Boulder, CO                                           Boulder Theatre
May 29                                                         Reno, NV                      Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
May 30                                                        Napa, CA                                        BottleRock Festival
June 3                                                   Santo Domingo, DR                                              Barbarella
July 16-19                                                Pemberton, BC                         Pemberton Music Festival
July 19                                                        Portland, OR                                               Project Pabst
July 24-26                                              Oro-Medonte, ON                      WayHome Music Festival
July 25-26                                                    Detroit, MI                                           Mo Pop Festival
August 13                                              Manila, Philippines                               World Trade Center
Aug 15-16                                                     Tokyo, JP                                                SummerSonic
1. Lifted Up (1985)
2. Whole Life Story
3. Where the Sky Hangs
4. All I Want
5. Five Foot Ten (I)
6. Dancing on the Grave
7. Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)
8. Looks Like Rain
9. My Brother Taught Me How To Swim
10. Ten Feet Tall (II)