Passion Pit, 'Manners' (Frenchkiss)

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by Jessica Suarez

Poptimist Michael Angelakos tried to hold onto his girlfriend with Passion Pit's first EP. That didn't work (blame the self-obsessed lyrics), but on his band's debut full-length, their squeaky indie-pop theatrics are more convincing. Angelakos backs his falsetto with a gang of schoolkids, gestures toward the grandiose ("Folds in Your Hands"), even triples the keyboards of his live band. "The Reeling" suffers a bit from this embarrassment of resources, though "Little Secrets" has a giddy hook that could be a custom ringtone or a Hannah Montana crowd-pleaser. Unsexy? Yup. This dork disco is for cracking grins, not winning over women.

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