Fresh off their by-all-accounts-stellar performance at the University of Kansas' Lied Center earlier this month, Passion Pit will play the Yard at Beaumont on October 1. The band is nominated for a "Best Break Through Video" at the MTV Video Music Awards for "The Reeling." Surprisingly, they're up against Death Cab For Cutie and Gnarls Barkley .... I'm pretty sure that if you've played the VMAs in prior years, you've probably already broken through.
Anyhow, Passion Pit is on the verge of becoming the "next big thing," if not already there. In a rare show of solidarity of opinion, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Paste, and Entertainment Weekly all love Manners, which is like everybody at the party agreeing on what toppings to put on the pizza. It just never happens.
The clip below -- from the aforementioned Lied Center performance -- might not have the greatest audio in the world, but it certainly shows how Passion Pit can get the kids to totally lose their shit.