The electro-popsters were nominated in the "Breakthrough Video" category for "The Reeling" and its seriously cool cascading collage of torn grungy images. It's an incredible clip that took more than a month to make and was created by a team at the NYC production company Humble.
Fan voting plays a huge part in deciding the eventual winner, so Passion Pit faces an uphill fight in a category that also contains Death Cab for Cutie, Gnarls Barkley, Bat for Lashes and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. We're staying on the sidelines, but you can cast your vote right at the VMA site. (Hint, hint...)
The entire slate of nominees were announced Aug 4. Winners will be announced on Sept. 13.
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ContributorsSarah Rodman is a staff music critic for the Boston Globe.
James Reed is a staff music critic for the Boston Globe.
Jonathan Perry is the Globe's Scene & Heard columnist, covering local music.
Michael Brodeur is the assistant arts editor for the Boston Globe, covering pop music, TV, and nightlife.
Julian Benbow is a staff writer at the Boston Globe, covering sports and music.
Katie McLeod is Boston.com's features editor.
Rachel Raczka is a producer for Lifestyle and Arts & Entertainment at Boston.com.
Emily Wright is an Arts & Entertainment producer at Boston.com.