CURRENT: Passion Pit – “Where the Sky Hangs”

Think back to the best moments in Passion Pit’s discography: “Little Secrets”, “Moth’s Wings”, “Constant Conversations”, “Cry Like a Ghost”. At their best, Passion Pit’s music bubbles over with an energy usually reserved to a schoolyard playground. That spark is found in spades on the recently release “Where the Sky Hangs”, which is as lively and exuberant as the band’s music gets. The verses recall the downtempo strut of “Conversations”, but Michael Angelekos is as upbeat as ever. “I’ll take all that I can get / Just don’t make me go,” he sings on the chorus. Three albums in, and Passion Pit has proven they deserve to stay.

Kindred is out 21 April through Columbia.