Label: Columbia Release date: RELEASE DATE (18/05/09) Website: http://www.myspace.com/passionpitjams Buy: Amazon Passion Pit are without doubt one of the years most exciting new bands. Last years self-produced Chunk Of Change EP kicked the hype machine into overdrive and they return with their debut long player Manners. And it seems they've kept up the good work, more than validating that initial hype. Chunk Of Change had a much rawer DIY feel and only Sleepyhead makes it onto Manners. It simply couldn't have been left out though, the sample led stomp is one of the coolest songs you'll hear all year. Coolest? What does that even mean I hear you cry? Just ten seconds of Sleepyhead and you'll know exactly what it means, festival anthem is written all over it in massive red marker pen. Passion Pit are no one trick ponies either, the dancey electronica spans the type of pop we've come to expect from Scandinavian funsters I'm From Barcelona or Shout Out Louds on Eyes As Candles across to an 80's dancefloor filler with new single The Reeling to the sweeping atmospheric feel of Swimming In The Flood. Lead singer Michael Angelakos' voice is a weird kind of wail, but it fits perfectly just like the kiddy choir-like backing vocals. Manners is no holds barred party music combined with soaring choruses, and none soar higher than that on Folds In Your Hands. You've been wanting a replacement for MGMT for a while now, and well Manners is exactly that. It will also make you think MGMT weren't really that good when compared to Passion Pit. Rating: 9/10MP3: Passion Pit - Moth's Wings