Massachusetts' electropop outfit Passion Pit got fans moving with its full-length debut, Manners, in 2009. The group followed it up this year, with Gossamer, full of the same catchy synth tones, but with much darker undertones. Songs like "I'll be Alright" provide a glimpse into songwriter Michael Angelakos' struggle, and reports surfaced of Angelakos' bipolar disorder making it impossible for the frontman to even get out of bed -- leading to a string of canceled dates -- made headlines.
But according to keyboardist and guitarist Ian Hultquist, Angelakos is doing much better now.
"Everyone is in pretty much good spirits," Hultquist says, "and we made it through a two-week around the world run and everyone came out alive and happy, so everyone's doing a lot better."