Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Passion Pit + Linus Loves
"Sleepyhead" was without question one of the five most prevalent songs on the Dartmouth campus during the summer of 2008. Every fraternity basement was pumping an unexplainable mix of random radio rap, off-key and poorly timed mash-ups, and Passion Pit. It was bizarre. Lovely, but bizarre. And though slightly less memorable (the vocal wails on "Sleepyhead" are impossible to forget), "The Reeling" looks to be a similarly popular jam. Infectious, energetic, etc. - the tune's got all the ingredients to give Passion Pit a summer anthem for the second year in a row.
When I got an email regarding Linus Loves and his new track "Prom Night," I simply couldn't be bothered to check it out - I hadn't heard of the lad, and I'm lazy as can be. But when I saw that he's label mates with the ever-incredible Mylo (dude was my introduction to electronic music), I knew I had to check the video out. And lo and behold, it's fun as can be. The song's unpretentious and exciting (much like those of my aforementioned hero) and the video, though a played out concept, is hilarious. Hilarious in an uncomfortable way, but hilarious nonetheless.