No matter what's going through the mind of Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos when he's writing songs, his musical outlook stays the same: Make a hook that swirls relentlessly inside your head. Kindred, released earlier this year, is by far Angelakos' most optimistic record to date, but its melodies and experience hit just has a hard as they did on Gossamer and Manners.

No matter what's going through the mind of Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos when he's writing songs, his musical outlook stays the same: Make a hook that swirls relentlessly inside your head. Kindred, released earlier this year, is by far Angelakos' most optimistic record to date, but its melodies and experience hit just has a hard as they did on Gossamer and Manners.