Passion Pit Release New Single, Announce U.S. Tour, Cancel Canadian Dates

When he's not busy being the best boyfriend in the world and writing endearingly catchy love-album's for his girlfriend, Passion Pit front man Michael Angelakos is in the studio, busting out new tracks for their debut album Manners, which will be released May 19 in the U.S. on Frenchkiss and May 18 on Columbia everywhere else. Until then, we're have to make due with the pretty darn stellar Chunk of Change EP and new single "The Reeling" which is currently streaming on their MySpace Page.

"The Reeling" sounds notably grander than the E.P. (as is no surprise considering the mass studio effort going into Manners) but retains Angelakos high-pitched falsetto and bubbly-pop inclinations. It's a high-pitched, Red Bull-infused, uber-energetic affair that sees Angelakos so excitable yapping "Is this the way I'll always be?" as a children's choir responds "Oh no!" It's both catchy and irritating.

On an more frustrating note (and only perpetuating the recent Canada vs U.S. divide further), Passion Pit have cancelled their originally postponed Canadian tour citing "personal medical issues". Guess I'll have to wait longer before I'm harmonizing to "Sleepyhead".

Passion Pit:

05.23.09  - George, WA (Sasquatch! Music Festival)
05.24.09  - Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
05.26.09  - San Francisco, CA (Bimbo’s)
05.28.09  - West Hollywood, CA (Troubadour)
05.29.09  - Los Angeles, CA (Echoplex)
05.30.09  - Pomona, CA (The Glass House)
06.02.09  - Dallas, TX (Granada Theatre)
06.03.09  - Austin, TX (Emo’s)
06.04.09  - Houston, TX (Warehouse Live)
06.05.09  - Baton Rouge, LA (Spanish Moon)
06.06.09  - Atlanta, GA (The Drunken Unicorn)
06.08.09 - Richmond, VA (The National)
06.09.09  - Washington, DC  (Black Cat)
06.11.09  - Manchester, TN (Bonnaroo)
06.13.09 - Covington, KY (Mad Hatter)
06.14.09  - Chicago IL (Empty Bottle)
06.17.09 - Buffalo, NY (Mohawk Place)
06.18.09 - Boston, MA (Paradise)
06.19.09 - New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)
06.20.09 - New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)

Passion Pit Release New Single, Announce U.S. Tour, Cancel Canadian Dates