It’s pretty incredible to imagine that even amongst all the band’s recent on goings (see: the release of Chunk of Change, the subsequent U.S. tour, and preparation for an upcoming appearance at South by Southwest), Passion Pit still managed to carve out two months for studio time with producer Chris Zane (Les Savy Fav, The Walkmen). But Michael Angelakos and Co. did just that, and come May 26th, the Massachusetts rockers will unveil the result of these “”explosive’ off-the-cuff sessions” with the release of their debut LP, Manners.

Described as a “irresistible, filler-free glimpse” into the mind of Angelakos, the 11-track effort will look to offer the same Pet Sounds friendly styles that first earned the band attention with songs like “Sleepyhead” way back when – and considering “Sleepyhead” will be one of the 11 tracks included on Manners, this certainly makes quite a bit of sense.

As mentioned, the release will be headed by a Passion Pit appearance at this year’s South by Southwest, along with a slew of other stops all across the U.S.


Manners Tracklist:
01. Make Light
02. Little Secrets
03. Moth’s Wings
04. The Reeling
05. Eyes as Candles
06. Swimming in the Flood
07. Folds in Your Hands
08. To Kingdom Come
09. Sleepyhead
10. Let Your Love Grow Tall
11. Seaweed Song

Passion Pit 2009 Tour Dates:
03/02 – Paris, FR @ Nouveau Casino
03/18 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
03/19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/21 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/24 – Bloomington, IN @ Cinemat
03/25 – Akron, OH @ Musica
03/26 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
03/27 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
03/28 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theatre
04/01 – Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange
04/02 – Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beblebrox
04/03 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Place
04/04 – Waterloo, ON @ Starlight Room
05/15 – Brighton, UK @ Great Escape Festival
09/11 – Isle of Wright, UK @ Bestival