Here’s how it went down: Wallpaper. (Oakland) won the Fingers on the Pulse contest with their wacky remix of Passion Pit‘s hit “Sleepyhead” — a fabulous exaggeration of the song’s already funky allure (they lead in with the warm fuzzies, then layer in a little sexy saxophone).

[audio:http://fotpnyc.com/Sleepyhead%20(Wallpaper.%20Dio%20Remix).mp3] Passion Pit – “Sleepyhead (Wallpaper. remix)”

Having tickled Passion Pit’s fancy to an utmost degree, Wallpaper. were recently invited to remix “The Reeling,” off the band’s almost-released Manners (May 19 on Frenchkiss). About the remix, WP’s Eric Frederic said, “the song has fantastic call and response vocals with a children’s choir. When I heard that, I felt that an Afrobeat rendition of the song was the only option.”

[audio:http://www.eeniemeenie.com/pp_reeling_wp_remix.mp3] Passion Pit – “The Reeling (Wallpaper. remix)”

In the Bay Area, Wallpaper. has two upcoming performances: June 6 at Live 105‘s BFD at the Shoreline, and at Blow Up (at the Rickshaw Stop) on June 12. Passion Pit’s also scheduled to play soon at Bimbo’s on May 26.