Manners (2009) There's one thing you can confidently say about this Massachusetts-based band's disorienting debut: It never lacks energy. Riding a flurry of prerelease hype, Passion Pit… 2009-05-19 Passion Pit Indie Rock
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Manners (2009)

Passion Pit | INDIE ETIQUETTE: Passion Pit show their Manners
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INDIE ETIQUETTE: Passion Pit show their Manners
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: May 19, 2009; Lead Performance: Passion Pit; Genre: Indie Rock

There's one thing you can confidently say about this Massachusetts-based band's disorienting debut: It never lacks energy. Riding a flurry of 
prerelease hype, Passion Pit have inevitably drawn comparisons to fellow electro-
rock breakouts MGMT, and Manners is similarly full of helium-infused vocals blanketed over tenacious synth-pop beats, sometimes to an exhausting 
degree. And while the midtempo tunes often venture into cheesy '80s-pop territory, the album's dense sound rewards repeat listens. Frenetic lead single ''The Reeling'' bottles the band's charm quite nicely — youthful anxiety made irresistibly danceable. B

Download This: Listen to the song The Reeling at last.fm

Originally posted May 26, 2009