Boston indie-pop buzz band Passion Pit celebrated the release of their debut album, Manners, Monday night with a three-hour boat tour of New York City's East River, which featured a 45-minute set from the five-piece. Here, frontman Michael Angelakos (right) gets down to business.
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »