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[STREAM] Passion Pit – “Take A Walk”

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and tonight i swear i’ll come home and we’ll make love like we’re young

Just over 3 years ago, in the wake of their “Sleepyhead” success, I was one of the few people championing Passion Pit’s first taste of Manners, “The Reeling.” Now they have finally dropped a new single and I seem to be on the other side of the fence. I’m not hearing any of the big shimmering synth goodness we have come to love from these guys! “Take A Walk” feels like a filler track at best. No way this song is becoming the sort of summer anthem I was hoping these guys would be delivering. Good thing we have Walk The Moon.

Brandon is obsessed with popcorn, sandwiches, and new music.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/joelalbers Joel @ TBE

    Its hard to hate on a band that may or may not be experimenting with a new sound.  Its still very catching though.., but for PP it does feel flat.  For those missing the synths- expect this tune to get some remix love.

  • http://waitwhatmusic.com/ …?

    remix love: http://soundcloud.com/wait-what/wait-what-take-a-walk-with

  • Lisa

    Have to agree with you Brandon. I mean the song itself is by no means bad, but it is a more subdued sound than Manners. When I first listened to Passion Pit, I hated Michael Angelakos’ falsetto. Funnily enough, I’m missing it so much now!

    The song is growing on me though… I found myself humming the chorus while walking across my uni campus today.

  • Daniel

    Agreed, after following PP in their early days, and two concerts in their first tour, its seems very light.  I was really hoping that their new stuff would continue to really sort of exploit the kind of synths they built in Chunk of Change and Manners

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    Haha, yeah, I’m missing a lot of things. It’s like they are trying too hard without actually trying at all. Weird.

  • http://www.TheBurningEar.com/ Brandon @ TBE

    Yeah, exactly. This doesn’t feel like a maturation, it feels like a step back.

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