Passion Pit is a band made up of one man: 27-year-old Michael Angelakos. When he signed with Columbia Records in 2009, Angelakos went from playing house parties in Boston to touring the world. Passion Pit's third album, Kindred, is out Tuesday, and there's more behind its sound than upbeat music.
"I think Passion Pit's always been considered this project that is kind of melodramatic and deals with these very heavy issues with really happy music," Angelakos says. "So there's a juxtaposition."