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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 »

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. 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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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 fingerprint…
brandon | September 28, 2010 - 4:57 pm

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 make…
Stereogum | September 1, 2010 - 1:29 pm
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Kisses – “Bermuda (Active Child Remix)”

Princeton spin-off project Kisses announced themselves with "Bermuda," sounding something like Jens Lekman taking a drive down the Pacific Coast Highway and getting caught u…
Amrit Singh | April 27, 2010 - 9:43 am

New Active Child – “Wilderness”

Pat Grossi, aka L.A.'s Active Child, takes us on another icy electro-pop outing with "Wilderness." This time he and his falsetto even mention it's "so…
brandon | January 15, 2010 - 10:16 am
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New Active Child – “She Was A Vision”

Pat Grossi is a Los Angeles resident with an icy falsetto who records under the moniker Active Child. When we posted his "Voice Of An
brandon | January 4, 2010 - 3:34 pm
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New Active Child – “Voice Of An Old Friend”

Judging from his sandy photos and sounds, Los Angeles resident Pat Grossi, aka Active Child, is another of these beach-combing bedroom-atmospheric types, though he add…
brandon | September 23, 2009 - 11:43 am
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