I have nearly 20 MP3 blogs listed in my Google Reader. Every day, I scan through the day’s posts and offerings, downloading a healthy amount of songs. Some I chuck. Some I keep because they are fun or lovely, even if they don’t make me really sit up and take notice. Then, there are those that make me sit up and take notice.
Today’s discovery was Passion Pit, a local band which according to the Boston Phoenix’s On the Download is taking the blogs by storm. Music For Ants/Music For Kids Who Can’t Read Good (what is that blog called anyway?) shared a couple songs from their forthcoming album Manners (dropping May 19) today. Take the ambient whimsy of School of Seven Bells and blend that with the synthy goodness of MGMT, with a healthy dash of Cassettes Won’t Listen, and you’ve got something perfectly delightful. “Little Secrets” is a four-minute party with all the makings of a classic summer groove, while “Moth’s Wings” is a piano-dappled daydream. Go check them out. You can also find their remix of Ra Ra Riot’s “Ghost Under Rocks” here. Shimmy Man, I’m looking at you.