- 02:35 PM, Mar 19
For Passion Pit, it all started with a one-man band. Michael Angelakos composed songs with his laptop for his then-girlfriend as a belated Valentine's Day gift. He played solo several times in the Boston area, performing "Chunk of Change" which would later make it to the band's EP. Angelakos' act caught the attention of fellow musician Ian Hulquist.
"Ian asked me if I wanted to hash it out and make it a band. It was a one CD deal and I had seven projects at the time and this one project was made for my girlfriend at the time. Out of boredom, we got booked. I thought, 'I guess we will play a show and I'll take it seriously'," Angelakos told Artist Direct. Hulquist brought along his buddies from Berklee College of Music to form Passion Pit in 2007.