What’s That Song in the Palm Pixi Ad?
Feeling a little dizzy — or drunk — after catching the new commercial for the Palm Pixi? It might be because within a whirlwind 30-second segment, photos are taken, messages are sent, videos are shown and phone chatting is done — all in the palms of many quick-moving hands. The fast-paced clip is vibrant, full of energy and strangely captivating, with the perfect euphoric soundtrack to boot.
The Palm Pixi ad is backed by Passion Pit’s ‘Sleepyhead,’ an electro-pop tune that Spinner’s been hooked on since the band was booked to perform on the Interface last year. Full of fun beats and frontman Michael Angelakos’ falsetto vocals, the song was first found on the Boston group’s ‘Chunk of Change’ EP, and later featured on the debut full-length album, ‘Manners.’ The band — Angelakos, Ian Hultquist, Ayad Al Adhamy, Jeff Apruzzese and Nate Donmoyer — originally formed in 2007 as a project to write a handful of songs as a Valentine’s Day gift for Angelakos’ girlfriend.