Doors open: 22:00
Tour name: Passion Pit DJ Set
1015 Folsom & Fools in the Night present
PASSION PIT (DJ Set)
featuring lead singer Michael Angelakos
SECRET SPECIAL GUEST
Tickets here: http://passionpitdjset-out.eventbrite.com/
FRIDAY JANUARY 24TH / 10P-2A / 21+
For Passion Pit, it all started with a one-man band. Michael Angelakos composed songs with his laptop for his then-girlfriend as a belated Valentine's Day gift. He played solo several times in the Boston area, performing "Chunk of Change" which would later make it to the band's EP. Angelakos' act caught the attention of fellow musician Ian Hulquist.
"Ian asked me if I wanted to hash it out and make it a band. It was a one CD deal and I had seven projects at the time and this one project was made for my girlfriend at the time. Out of boredom, we got booked. I thought, 'I guess we will play a show and I'll take it seriously'," Angelakos told Artist Direct. Hulquist brought along his buddies from Berklee College of Music to form Passion Pit in 2007.
The original line-up included Angelakos (lead vocals, keyboards), Hultquist (keyboards, guitar), Ayad Al Adhamy (synthesizer, samples), Thom Plasse (bass), and Adam Lavinsky (drums). As they worked on their sound, the band got signed to Frenchkiss in 2008, but the band's formation changed after that. Jeff Apruzzese (bass, synth bass) and Nate Donmoyer (drums) replaced Plasse and Lavinsky respectively.
The EP "Chunk of Change" was released in September 2008. It consisted of four songs that Angelakos wrote for his girlfriend at that time and two new tracks "Sleepyhead" and "Better Things". "Sleepyhead" was eventually released as the only single from the EP. With its commercial quality, the single propelled the band's name higher.