Song of the Day 5/18/09: Passion Pit - The Reeling (Wallpaper Remix)
Passion Pit held a remix contest for "Sleepyhead" back when their EP came out, and to tell the truth I didn't like most of what came from it - that track was my favorite jam for a couple months before the remixes hit and I wasn't willing to hear those lyrics under any other context. Now that Manners is still fresh, I'm willing to accept some remix love into my life. Wallpaper's treatment of "The Reeling" is - dare I say it - a little jazzy, a little funky, dropping horns and cowbells and dusty organs until the elevator ride stops. It's a weird approach, but the weirdness is what makes it stand out. I'm digging this one - not that you needed another reason to check out Passion Pit's full-length debut, but there you go.
- Phillip Taylor-Parker
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