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BBC Sound of 2009: Passion Pit

Fifteen of the best rising music stars were announced as the longlist for the BBC's Sound of 2009.



Watch Passion Pit's video Sleepyhead

Passion Pit make colourful and cerebral electronica, combining layers of sunny vocals, warped samples, glitchy beats and euphoric effects with a sturdy rhythmic backbone.

It is the work of Michael Angelakos, who borrowed MGMT's cosmic kaleidoscope and Hot Chip's geeky gizmos while writing and recording all the music himself, enlisting four more musicians for his live band.

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