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Remember last month when we made a hand-wringing post about the death of the MP3 and thereby the end of the downloadable Monthly Mix? Well, fuck it — ZIP FILE BACK. Thank you for your comments and opinions! This is blog-in-action. But, we know some of you enjoyed the ease and increased songchoice represented by… More »

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PROGRESS REPORT: Harp enthusiast and dream pop impresario Pat Grossi puts the finishing touches on a full-length debut

It would be easy — and understandable — to lump Active Child in with all the other chillwave and nugaze dreamboats that floated into everyone’s iTunes over the past two years. More »

There’s a larger dose of videos this week, since we took Friday off for the holiday. And the best videos this week are varied — there’s a new, interactive clip from Au Revoir Simone, another fan-made clip for Sleigh Bells (that is way more fun than the official one), and inscrutable videos from Active Child,… More »

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Active Child – “1999” Video

"1999" is the impossibly delicate, nostalgic lead single off Active Child's new album, Mercy. It sets the tone for a shimmering, shy record that's got…
Caitlin White | June 30, 2015 - 3:49 pm

Active Child – “Stranger” (Stereogum Premiere)

Active Child's first single off his new album Mercy is the fragile "1999." Accordingly it deals in memory, nostalgia and all the sweet pain that…
Caitlin White | May 18, 2015 - 10:37 am

Active Child – “Never Far Away”

Active Child — the recording project of electronic musician Pat Grossi — took a nice, long break in between the release of his 2011 debut…
James Rettig | March 31, 2015 - 6:45 pm

Active Child – “1999”

The last time Pat Grossi put out a full album -- 2011 -- electronic-tinged alt-R&B wasn't the pervasive force it is in 2015. The landscape…
Caitlin White | March 11, 2015 - 3:11 pm

Active Child – “Takes Me Back (Until The End Of Time)”

Last month, indie falsetto traveler Active Child attempted to go kinda-pop on his Rapor EP, and it wasn't his best work. Today, after messing around…
Tom Breihan | November 27, 2013 - 4:07 pm

Stream Active Child Rapor EP

Active Child, the expansive art-pop project run by the falsetto-crooning former choirboy Pat Grossi, started out making experimental float-pop and has since moved closer and…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2013 - 10:53 am

Active Child – “Subtle” (Feat. Mikky Ekko)

Pat Grossi, better known as Active Child, posted on Facebook last week that no one would be able to guess the guest feature on hi…
Miles Bowe | September 9, 2013 - 1:36 pm

Active Child – “She Cut Me”

One of the greatest strengths of Active Child, the art-pop project of L.A.'s Pat Grossi, has always been Grossi's angelic choirboy falsetto. So it's a…
Tom Breihan | August 12, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Active Child – “Evening Ceremony”

On the soundtrack of The Host -- the new Stephanie Meyer magical-teen-romance adaptation, and sadly not the amazing 2006 South Korean monster movie -- L.A.'…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2013 - 10:37 am

Active Child – “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”

The Los Angeles indie-pop falsetto-wailer Active Child has started off his 2013 in what I'd have to call the right way: By giving us a…
Tom Breihan | January 2, 2013 - 11:32 am

Active Child – “Hanging On” Video

"Hanging On," the new video from Californian bedroom-pop singer/producer Active Child, follows two guys fishing in the woods. At the end (spoiler alert), one either…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2012 - 4:34 pm

Active Child – “High Priestess (CFCF Remix)”

Montreal's Michael Silver -- a prolific producer and DJ under his CFCF alias -- reimagines Active Child in this remix of You Are All I
Corban Goble | January 3, 2012 - 5:19 pm

M83, Active Child @ Music Box, Hollywood 11/9/11

The hottest ticket in Los Angeles last night was M83's super sold out show at the Music Box in support of their double album opu…
Andrew Youssef | November 10, 2011 - 3:05 pm

Stereogum Exclusive: Watch Active Child’s W Hotels Suite Session & Comment To Win A Flyaway To See DOM In DC!

Stereogum has partnered with W Hotels to deliver a series of intimate concert performances from some of our favorite artists. First up is one of…
Stereogum | October 25, 2011 - 11:22 am

CMJ 2011: Class Superlatives & Our Finest Photos

We're on the other side of CMJ now, which you could probably tell by the uptick in the music news cycle, or by some bloggers'…
Amrit Singh | October 24, 2011 - 6:19 pm

Active Child – “Diamond Heart” (Stereogum Premiere)

We've been all over Pat Grossi's captivating Active Child project thanks to tracks like "Hangin On" and "Voice Of An Old Friend." His solid debut,…
Corban Goble | October 24, 2011 - 4:55 pm

Active Child – “Playing House” Video (Feat. How To Dress Well)

Earlier in the summer, we posted "Playing House," a sort of summit meeting of forlorn bedroom-indie falsetto addicts Active Child and How To Dress Well.
Tom Breihan | September 13, 2011 - 3:30 pm

Active Child – “Hangin On”

Following up on Active Child's blog-star collabo with How To Dress Well, "Playing House," there's a second single available from Pat Grossi's forthcoming full length…
Amrit Singh | July 6, 2011 - 10:27 am

Active Child – “Playing House” (Feat. How To Dress Well)

Keeper of an especially frozen falsetto Pat Grossi, aka L.A.'s Active Child, is releasing his debut album You Are All I See on Vagrant at…
brandon | June 9, 2011 - 10:45 am