Passion Pit played at the Moore on Wednesday, December 9, 2009.
Who: Passion Pit is an indie electro-pop band from Boston. They deliver winsome ditties with saccharine sweet lyrics a la the Postal Service and have gained some serious momentum this year, thanks to their debut full-length album Manners.
Why they rescheduled: The band was originally supposed to play to a full house at the Showbox in October, but canceled last minute because, as frontman Michael Angelakos explained last night, "I was really fucking sick. Sorry."
The crowd: Wow. Dudes, specifically hipster dudes, really love these dudes. They behaved like Jonas Brothers fans, occupying the first five rows of the main floor and eagerly stretching their hands out in hopes that Angelakos might touch them. (He did.) Two of these dudes even managed to crawl on stage before getting ushered away by security.
The performance: It wasn't until about halfway through their hour-long set that Passion Pit seemed to really open up to the crowd. Once that happened, the charm of their live show matched that of the record.
WTF moment: Their breakthrough hit "Sleepyhead" evoked the greatest crowd response. Why is this song so popular? It's inferior to every song on the album. It sounds like Alvin and the Chipmunks are screaming as they're being stabbed to death.
Show highlight: Passion Pit closed the evening with a lively rendition of infectious gem "The Reeling" that had the enthused crowd singing and dancing along.
Pyramidd, the band formerly known as Starfucker opened for Passion Pit and put on an awesome show last night... something they couldn't do as Starfucker. Congrats! Guess the name change did end up doing the band some good.