Aug 29, 2008, 05:55AM

Breaking In Passion Pit

Boston's Passion Pit has found the serendipitous combination of talent and timeliness that catapaults bands across the music blogosphere. Their particular brand of keyboard-heavy dance pop feels like it'll endure longer than the typical buzz band because of their evident craft and musicianship. Music blog Pop Tarts Suck Toasted sat down with Passion Pit and talked about how they're handling their meteoric rise on the hype machine.

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PTST: It seems like things are happening very quickly for you guys, signing to Frenchkiss, opening for Death Cab, winning Best New Act in the FNX Radio poll, how are you guys dealing with the quick rise through the indie ranks? Is it difficult to keep yourself grounded when so much praise and success is being heaped upon you?

Passion Pit: We tend to look at each other from time to time, totally in awe, thinking "how is this actually happening?" It's amazing. It's stressful for us but we're obviously very excited. It's a nice surprise. I think the most interesting facet to deal with is the blog world - all those reactions. We're really a bit freaked out by it, but so far it seems to be pretty positive. We're doing fine with it though - we don't really take ourselves very seriously at all. I guess in the end it just seems more overwhelming than anything else. I do think, however, that at times we wish the attention could have come later. I suppose we feel like we have a lot of work to do and we're never where we totally want to be when things like this start happening. Hopefully this attention affords us that kind of time, though - that time to really grow and develop. We're very aware of it.

Listen to Passion Pit's "Sleepy Head"


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