Repost Monday Hotline blog post: It may have been lost in the whole “Kanye West disses Taylor Swift” controversy last night at the MTV Video Music Awards – altogether now: “Taylor Swift doesn’t care about wack people!” – but hometown heroes Passion Pit didn’t end up bringing a VMA back to the Hub.
The Cambridge synthpop quintet was nominated for “Best Breakthrough Video” for “The Reeling”, up against the likes of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Death Cab For Cutie and Bat For Lashes, but ultimately lost out to IHEARTCOMIX-led Brooklyn hipster duo Matt & Kim’s “Lessons Learned.”
Hey, what can you do? At least they didn’t get dissed by Kanye. And VMA or no VMA, the video still rules pretty hard. Check out "The Reeling" and the winner's video below.