'The Reeling' is the lead track from Passion Pit's debut album Manners, released on May 18th through Columbia. Currently the cover stars of Clash magazine, the 'Pit are set for a busy summer as indie's next big thing, 2009s hybrid of prep-boys Vampire Weekend and West Coast dudes MGMT.
PR bumpf surrounding Manners:
"A real deal album in other words, one that delivers on the blissful and bright promises of early fan favorites like “Sleepyhead.” It took nearly two months of “explosive” off-the-cuff sessions with producer Chris Zane (Les Savy Fav, The Walkmen) to get there—everything was written and recorded on the fly—but 'Manners' is exactly that, an irresistible, filler-free glimpse into the mind of a man who’d like to unleash his very own Pet Sounds someday."
The Reeling is packed full of jumpy synths, beats and falsetto vocals; helped in no small part by a Justice-aping childrens choir. See the grainy, 80s inspired video below:
Lengthy North American dates are on their MySpace page right now. Thanks to the Et Musique Pour Tous blog for the image.