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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 »

By: T. Cole Rachel / April 15, 2011 - 3:09 pm

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 - 5:23 pm

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 - 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 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 - 1:29 pm

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 up at a daytime disco party. Scene compatriot Pat Grossi aka the excellent Active Child has turned the thermostat down some with this remix, pitching Jesse Kivel’s voice through an octavizer… More »

By: 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 cold” before offering up (or at least hoping for) a “fire to keep us warm.” Thus far we’ve received the Active Child tracks as separate entities, but “Wilderness” comes from… More »

By: brandon / January 15, 2010 - 10:16 am

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 Old Friend” I said sunburst MySpace photos suggested he was “another of these beach-combing bedroom-atmospheric types.” You’d get a similar idea via the album cover for his forthcoming “She Wa… More »

By: brandon / January 4, 2010 - 3:34 pm

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 adds more than enough personalized wrinkles to the sun-drenched palette. For instance, take a listen to how the frosty synth and lilting cut-up falsetto choir add goosebumps to the otherwise temperate… More »

By: brandon / September 23, 2009 - 11:43 am
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