The best local band to emerge in 2008, Passion Pit, has signed to Frenchkiss Records, home to Les Savy Fav and the Hold Steady. According to my column published today, here's what Paul Hanly of Frenchkiss had to say about the 'Pit:
“What really initially drew us to Passion Pit was how immediate the music was,” said Hanly. “Michael writes the kind of music that gets stuck in your head, and it never leaves, which is a good thing in this case. We were drawn to it, and this was only exemplified by how fun their live shows are.”
Agreed. I think the lady and I still deem "I've Got Your Number" as our cute little high-school relationship mixtape love song. Frenchkiss will re-release their debut EP in September, along with a new album next year. World domination is in short order.
Also in today's space: The Luxury pulled more than 5,000 online votes and won the "Open For Coldplay" contest. They'll hit the stage first on Aug. 4 at the TD Banknorth Garden. Really cool contest by FNX.