Ayad Al Adhamy was in Passion Pit. He left in '12 and was replaced by Xander Singh (synthesizer/samples).
But before that happened, Adhamy, an '09 alumnus of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, started Black Bell Records, an independent record label that released the debut EP of The Joy Formidable.
Adhamy returned to performing fronting the Brooklyn garage rock outfit Team Spirit. Led by the tracks "F*ck The Beach" and "Teenage Love," the group's self-titled EP dropped in '13.
2013 Team Spirit EP