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    Passion Pit, popular up and coming electro band from Cambridge, MA, is streaming their debut album Manners on their myspace page. Idk what the rules are for myspace links, but their page can be found at myspace.com/passionpitjams

    I could post my opinion on the album, but I'd love to hear what other people think of it first.

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    I am listening to it now MM19. I will post a follow up once i hear it in its entirety.

    Edit: I am not overly impressed with them at first listen. They dont really stand out with their sound. I did like "Moth's Wings" and "To Kingdom Come". I found some of the EP songs better. Time will tell if they evolve more. When I hear electro music, I want to feel the urge to dance and move, and alot of their stuff just doesn't do that for me. They do have some unique concepts in the song "The Reeling", at first I thought something was wrong with the recording or my PC. lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic View Post
    I am listening to it now MM19. I will post a follow up once i hear it in its entirety.

    Edit: I am not overly impressed with them at first listen. They dont really stand out with their sound. I did like "Moth's Wings" and "To Kingdom Come". I found some of the EP songs better. Time will tell if they evolve more. When I hear electro music, I want to feel the urge to dance and move, and alot of their stuff just doesn't do that for me. They do have some unique concepts in the song "The Reeling", at first I thought something was wrong with the recording or my PC. lol.
    I have to agree with u. For me, Manners did not live up to the standards that their EP set for them. I'm not sure I like the new direction that the band is taking as much as I thought I was going to. It feels overly produced IMO, and while I really like some of the tracks, the album is somewhat hit and miss for me. I hope that the next album they do more of what they did on chunk of change.

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    it freakin amazes me how once a producer gets involved, that ONE single person can change a band so much. In this band's case, it isn't for the good. I hope the band stands up and says "this is what we are, this is OUR sound".

    With so many Electro groups popping up these days, they have to have a sound of their own, and they had it on the EP Chunk of Change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic View Post
    it freakin amazes me how once a producer gets involved, that ONE single person can change a band so much. In this band's case, it isn't for the good. I hope the band stands up and says "this is what we are, this is OUR sound".

    With so many Electro groups popping up these days, they have to have a sound of their own, and they had it on the EP Chunk of Change.
    ya chunk of change was a truly unique record and I still listen to it all of the time. It's amazing how these bedroom projects made w/nothing but a laptop and some creativity can be so great. I think the band got too caught up w/trying to have mainstream appeal maybe. I still like Manners enough to buy it when it comes out, but I like Chunk of Change so much more. You are right in saying they had their own sound on the EP. It separated them from the pack of otherwise mediocre electro pop bands these days. o well...
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    Missed this whole thread somehow, I'll give them a listen and post my thoughts later.

    About the subject you two were discussing, many times a producer can improve a band and take them to another level, but at the same time the opposite can happen, especially when the identity of the band is morphed into something completely different. It's a fine line almost like the old Alchemists trying to turn lead into gold, sometimes they turn lead into s.h.i.t instead...

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    you should listen to them, LG. Passion Pit has alot of potential....until you hear their album release, then it goes to crap.

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    I can't seem to ever listen to them for a long period of time, I find myself getting annoyed. Thanks for adding this thread though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic View Post
    you should listen to them, LG. Passion Pit has alot of potential....until you hear their album release, then it goes to crap.
    the EP is really good tho! lets not forget that. I still have high hopes for this band.

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