Passion Pit: Gossamer 


There was nothing particularly mannered about Passion Pit's 2009 sleeper indie hit Manners. That album spun the wheel of sonic roulette, with distorted freak-outs and piano arrangements that could've come from the hands of Hot Fingers Maloney. Gossamer is even more fantastically fucked, the perfect bookend to a huge hippie orgy. There are synths that sound like laser blasters ("I'll Be Alright"), grooves that shimmy like the Bee Gees ("Mirrored Sea"), and R&B jams that bump and grind like R. Kelly ("Constant Conversations"). There's even an ironic, blow-tried power ballad or two. Michael Angelakos is still a cutup: When he's not joking about his own suicide, he's wearing "Two Veils to Hide My Face." But he sounds thrilled descending into madness. 5 out of 5 stars


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Album Reviews

Readers also liked…

More by M.T. Richards

Restaurant Review: Bread & Butterfly
Restaurant Review: Bread & Butterfly

Search Events

  1. Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘E-MO-TION’ 3

    What happens when a pop star discovers nuance?
  2. Atlanta Record Store Day events 3

    Barbecue, beers, and beats all around the city
  3. Headliner’s revival 1

    Arrested Development co-founder speaks his peace after 20 years

Recent Comments

© 2016 Creative Loafing Atlanta
Powered by Foundation