Passion Pit offer new album in exchange for science retweets
'Tremendous Sea of Love' is available for those who support science funding
Passion Pit are fighting for science, and they want your help: The indie-electronica band is throwing its Twitter account behind neuroscientist Michael F. Wells’ efforts to drum up science funding on Capitol Hill Thursday.
The group temporarily changed their account’s Twitter name to #weneedscience and handed it over to Wells, who’s using it to update followers on his efforts and answering fan questions on science research. Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos also offered to send free digital copies of the group’s latest album Tremendous Sea of Love — previously released on YouTube before the songs were recently removed from the website —to anyone who shares and promotes Wells’ efforts.
“Follow @mfwells5 because he is part of 40 scientists on the Hill that are trying to raise money, because they’re trying to save lives,” Angelakos tweeted. In the follow-up message, he wrote, “and if you retweet this, and spread it, reply to this tweet with your email and I’ll send you a digital copy of Tremendous Sea of Love.”
As a bonus, Angelakos offered a “bonus mp3” to anyone who asks Wells a question.
Tremendous Sea of Love follows 2015’s Kindred, 2012’s Gossamer, and 2009’s Manners. See Passion Pit’s tweets above.