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NPR's Robin Young interviews alum Michael Angelakos

Passion Pit

Carrie Sheffield
July 14, 2010

Passion Pit lead singer and songwriter Michael Angelakos ’09 recently told Robin Young on NPR’s Here and Now that he began writing songs in 2007 in his Emerson dorm room.

In his live interview on June 9, he credited Emerson as the place where he discovered Ableton Live, a software program that helped him overcome writer’s block by allowing him to visually piece together songs.

An electronic indie band, Passion Pit is now playing at festivals such as Lollapalooza and Coachella and drawing huge crowds across the country. The band’s music has also been featured onTV shows such as Gossip Girl and Big Love.

Listen to the on-air interview »