Passion Pit's rise to indie pop stardom was as unexpected as it was inevitable. The band's humble beginning as frontman Michael Angelakos' laptop project is now just a footnote in their underdog story. The success of their 2012 record Gossamer is the most climactic chapter thus far, and a headline performance at Madison Square Gardens its crowning moment.

Michael was kind enough to sit down and tell us about some of his first musical experiences, giving us a glimpse of some of the earliest moments that shaped his career.

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