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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 in Ableton and going on a bit of a nostalgia trip, Active Child has used the instrumental from "Until The End Of Time," the posthumous 2Pac song that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 27, 2013

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 closer to the furthest-out realms of mainstream music. On his new Rapor EP, Grossi links up with Ellie Goulding for the new song "Silhouette," and we've already posted "Subtle,"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2013

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 his single for the upcoming Rapor EP, "Subtle." It turns out that the guest feature he was referring to is Mikky Ekko, best known for his contributions to Rihanna's "Stay." Grossi'… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 9, 2013

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 bit of a surprise to hear a new Active Child song with no words, one where the wordless vocals are almost an afterthought. But Active Child has a new EP… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 12, 2013

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2013

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 29, 2013

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.'s Active Child has contributed one of his gorgeous swooping slo-mo harp-and-falsetto elegies. It's called "Evening Ceremony," and it's a deeply pretty four and a half minutes. Listen below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2013

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 heart-stoppingly gorgeous new song, a version of the traditional gospel song "His Eye Is On The Sparrow." The Active Child version is spare and fragile, with a hushed multitracked coo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 2, 2013

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 dies or loses a hat; I'm not altogether sure which. Pier Pictures direct, filming the wilderness locations beautifully. Watch it and download the track below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 19, 2012

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 See album cut "High Priestess." Grab the MP3 after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / January 3, 2012

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 opus Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. It was an evening full of soaring synthesizers, gauzy guitars and guest appearances by Zola Jesus on "Intro" and producer/Beck bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen o… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / November 10, 2011

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's 40 Best New Bands Of 2010, Active Child, who played an exclusive session for us at the W San Francisco. Over the summer Active Child… More »

By: Stereogum / October 25, 2011

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' (could be any bloggers, no way to know who I am talking about) bleary eyes and corresponding level of risibility. Stereogum threw a couple of parties early on,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 24, 2011

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, You Are All I See, is set to be re-released with bonus tracks in early November. Stream one of those tracks, "Diamond Heart," now. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 24, 2011

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. That track now has a video, and whether it's intended or not, the thing comes off as being very, very silly. It's full of cheesed-out smoke effects and quivering… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2011

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 via Adult Swim KIA singles series. "Hangin On" is another chilly serving from the Active Child project, slightly crisper than "Playing House"'s rhythm & wooze with interweaving synth… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 6, 2011

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 the end of the summer. The 10-song collection was produced by Ariel Rechtshaid. Here's one of those songs, "Playing House," which features the guest vocals of fellow Stereogum ClassMore »

By: brandon / June 9, 2011

Progress Report: Active Child

NAME: Active Child 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. Like a hybrid… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / April 15, 2011

The 12 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: jessica / December 3, 2010

School Of Seven Bells – “Heart Is Strange (Active Child Remix)”

Active Child and School Of Seven Bells exchange remixing duties on a forthcoming split 7". Side A finds Stereogum40 alumnus Pat Grossi leaving his fingerprints on SVIIB's "Heart Is Strange."… More »

By: brandon / September 28, 2010

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2010

With fall on the horizon, we're escaping a slow summer and shifting into that final, fertile phase of the music year's release cycle. Which makes it a ripe time to get some perspective on the year, in terms of the big records from past favorites, and here, the bands that have introduced themselves as new… More »

By: Stereogum / September 1, 2010
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