Louisville, KY’s The Pass tout a “neverending quest for a balanced perfection of synthesizer pop and dance-floor psychedelia.” Mere twentysomethings, they are already expert organizers of a barrage of sound that would be otherwise easy to let derail. Thanks, they say, to endless nights in a basement sound laboratory and influence by the likes of Justice, LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk and ‘80s synth-pop. The Pass are half from Jersey and half from Kentucky. Kyle Peters and Will Roberts played in garage bands in the former; Brian Healey and Neil Lucas honed their craft in the latter. They converged at the University of Louisville and got to work.

The Pass’s music is compulsively listenable, danceable and playable. Their momentous sound and infectious onstage energy keep the crowd moving. Their five song EP Colors” was released in February 2010. Their debut full-length album, to be mixed by Alex Aldi (Passion Pit) was released fall 2010 and made many best of 2010 lists. The songs TRAP OF MIRRORS and COLORS have already found their way into episodes of CW’s hit show VAMPIRE DIARIES, the song COLORS was featured in the FOX show RAISING HOPE, and CROSSWALK STEREO in the MTV movie My Super Psycho Sweet 16 Part 2. High points of 2010 included being the #1 seller at Ear X-tacy for a week, being top five highest indie/local seller there for the year, and being asked to headline the WFPK benefit New Year’s Eve show at Headliners and it selling out. Music videos for THE PASS have combined viewings of over 100,000 so far…