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Nov 26, 2013

Interview Magazine Premieres New D33J Remix of Active Child's "Subtle"

Following up the release of his Rapor EP and a headlining tour, Active Child has premiered a new remix of "Subtle" by D33J. Check it out via Interview Magazine or listen below. D33J is a part of the Wedidit Collective alongside Ryan Hemsworth, Groundislava, Shlohmo and RL Grime. He just recently released a mix for Diplo & Friends which you can listen to HERE.

The original version of "Subtle" appears on the aforementioned Rapor EP, available now on iTunes. The EP includes features by Rihanna collaborator Mikky Ekko and UK pop sensation Ellie Goulding. Active Child just finished a world tour which included sold out shows in New York, Los Angeles, London and Melbourne. Look out for new album details and tour dates coming soon.

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Oct 22, 2013

Active Child's Rapor EP Available Now

Acitve Child's new Rapor EP is out today! You can purchase it digitally via iTunes, or pick up the CD over at Amazon. A 10" vinyl release is soon to follow.

The six-song EP is a culmination of Pat Grossi's heartfelt journey around the world in support of the debut LP You Are All I See and an introspective year spent writing at his home studio, Rapor, from which he derived the title and inspiration for the new release. Emerging from Rapor with an inspired and incredibly personal collection of songs, Grossi moved to Heavy Duty Studios in Burbank, CA over the summer of 2013 to work with producers Kevin Seaton (Major Lazer, Snoop Lion) & Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko, Night Terrors of 1979) to complete his vision, which includes vocal features from contemporaries and friends Mikky Ekko and Ellie Goulding.

Active Child will tour this November with support from JMSN and then return home to put the finishing touches on his follow up album, due out mid 2014. Visit ActiveChildMusic.com for all upcoming dates.

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Oct 15, 2013

Active Child Streams Full Rapor EP via SoundCloud

Acitve Child's forthcoming Rapor EP is now streaming on his new Pro Partner profile on Soundcloud a week before release! Click HERE to listen to the full six-song EP featuring guest appearances from Ellie Goulding and Mikky Ekko.

The Rapor EP is currently available for pre-order on iTunes, which includes an instant download of "Subtle" featuring Mikky Ekko. Rapor will be available digitally on October 22nd, with a CD and 10" vinyl release to follow.

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Sep 24, 2013

Active Child's Rapor EP Now Available for Pre-Order

The forthcoming Rapor EP from Active Child is now available for pre-order on iTunes! Click HERE to pre-order now and receive an instant download of the new single "Subtle" featuring Mikky Ekko. Rapor will be available digitally on October 22nd, with a CD and 10" vinyl release to follow.

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Sep 09, 2013

Active Child Debuts New Song "Subtle" Featuring Mikky Ekko

Pitchfork has just premiered Active Child's new track "Subtle" featuring Mikky Ekko! Click HERE to check it out or listen below.

The new track appears on the forthcoming Rapor EP set for release on October 22nd. The six-song EP is a culmination of Pat Grossi’s heartfelt journey around the world in support of You Are All I See and an introspective year spent writing at his home studio, Rapor, from which he derived the title and inspiration for his forthcoming release.

Emerging from Rapor with an inspired and incredibly personal collection of songs, Grossi moved to Heavy Duty Studios in Burbank, CA over the summer of 2013 to work with producers Kevin Seaton (Major Lazer, Snoop Lion) & Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko, Night Terrors of 1979) to complete his vision, which includes vocal features from contemporaries and friends Mikky Ekko and Ellie Goulding. Goulding who covered Grossi’s stand out “Hanging On” on her current release Halycon is featured on the EP's fourth track “Silhouette” which showcases the two artists soaring falsettos in duet. See below for the EP's full tracklist.

Grossi will tour this fall with support from JMSN and then return home to put the finishing touches on his follow up album, due out mid 2014. Click HERE for all upcoming dates and ticket links.

Rapor EP Tracklisting:
1. She Cut Me
2. Subtle (Feat. Mikky Ekko)
3. Feeling is Gone
4. Silhouette (Feat. Ellie Goulding)
5. Calling in the Name of Love
6. Evening Ceremony

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Aug 12, 2013

Active Child Announces Fall Headlining Tour and New EP Rapor

Active Child, the musical endeavor of Pat Grossi, is pleased to announce a fall headlining tour. Kicking off on Oct. 8 the tour starts in Europe then heads to Australia before bringing Active Child back to the states for a nationwide run of shows throughout November. The full list of dates can be found below.

After releasing the critically acclaimed debut album, You Are All I See in 2011 Active Child hit the road for two non stop years of US and European headline tours, shared stages with the likes of M83, and multiple festival stops including Hove Festival, Montreaux Jazz, and Australia's Laneway Festival. Following this international run, Grossi returned to his home studio, Rapor, in Los Angeles with a new inspiration and vision for his next release.

"Being on the road for that long was exhausting, frustrating at times, but it was occasionally highlighted with the most profound outpouring of emotion. There is no way to really explain the feeling of a complete stranger coming up to you after a show, wrapping their arms around you and sobbing uncontrollably. It was in those moments that I realized where I fit in, I guess you could say I found my place as an artist. And it pushed me further than I ever thought I could go."

After spending a year at home writing, Grossi is ready to release a new body of work titled after his mountaintop studio, Rapor. The opening track, entitled "She Cut Me" can be heard below.

Active Child's forthcoming EP is coming soon. Stay tuned for more details.



Active Child on tour:
10/8 Amsterdam, Netherlands- Paradiso
10/9 Paris, France- Fleche D'O
10/10 Birmingham, UK -Hare & Hound
10/11 Glasgow, Scotland-Broadcast
10/12 Leeds, UK- Belgrave Music Hall
10/14 London, UK- XOYO
10/15 Leuven, Belgium- Stuk
10/17 Prague, Czech Republic- Chapeau Rouge
10/19 Utrecht, Netherlands- Ekko
10/25 Melbourne, Australia- Melbourne Arts Fest
11/5 San Diego CA- Casbah**
11/6 Phoenix AZ-Crescent**
11/8 Austin TX-FunFunFun**
11/10 Atlanta GA-Earl**
11/11 Washington DC-Black Cat**
11/12 Philadelphia PA-First Unitarian Church**
11/13 New York NY-Bowery Ballroom**
11/14 Brooklyn NY-Music Hall of Williamsburg**
11/15 Boston MA- Brighton Music Hall**
11/18 Chicago IL-Lincoln Hall**
11/19 Minneapolis MN-7th Street Entry**
11/20 Kansas City KS-Record Bar**
11/21 Denver CO-Larimer**
11/23 Los Angeles CA-El Rey**
**- w/JMSN

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Oct 31, 2012

Active Child Performs "You Are All I See" for the 'Hometown: L.A.' Series

Active Child performs "You Are All I See" on a rooftop in Pasadena for the 'Hometown: L.A.' series, presented by FILTER Magazine and Converse! Click HERE to check it out or watch below!

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Oct 05, 2012

Active Child Named Best Los Angeles Singer-Songwriter in 2012 by LA Weekly

Congratulations to Active Child for being named best Singer-Songwriter in 2012 by LA Weekly in their Best of LA Music feature! Read the full write up HERE.

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Jul 05, 2012

Active Child Premieres New Video for "Johnny Belinda" at The Fader

Active Child’s new official video for “Johnny Belinda” has just premiered over at The Fader! Click HERE or below to watch. The video was directed by Dylan Wiehahn and filmed over a very stormy summer on the East Coast of Australia from the Sunshine Coast to the Snowy Mountains.

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Apr 26, 2012

Active Child Remixed by GRVRBBRS, Kicks off North American Tour Tonight

Consequence of Sound has just premiered GRVRBBRS' remix of Active Child's "Hanging On." The track originally appears on You Are All I See [iTunes Link], which is in stores now. Click below, or head HERE to listen to the track and grab the free mp3.



Active Child kicks off his latest US tour tonight in La Jolla, California. Check out the rest of the tour dates below.

Apr 26 – La Jolla, CA @ The Loft at UCSD
Apr 27 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
Apr 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
Apr 29 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Apr 30 – Santa Fe, NM @ Sol at Santa Fe Brewing Company
May 02 – Norman, OK @ Opolis
May 03 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall
May 04 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
May 05 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
May 07 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
May 08 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
May 09 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
May 10 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
May 11 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
May 12 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
May 14 – Montreal, CAN @ il Motore
May 15 – Toronto, CAN @ Lee’s Palace
May 16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
May 17 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
May 18 – Lawrence, KS @ The Jackpot Station
May 19 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
May 20 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
May 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
May 24 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
May 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
May 27 – Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
May 29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
May 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour

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Apr 09, 2012

Active Child Announces Spring 2012 Tour with Balam Acab

Active Child recently announced a North American tour that is set to begin Thursday, April 26 in La Jolla, California before sprinting across the US and Canada then returning home to Los Angeles on May 31 for a final show at The Troubadour. Rising wunderkind/producer Balam Acab and L.A. four-piece Superhumonoids will be supporting on all dates.

Active Child’s Pat Grossi has had a whirlwind year since the release of his debut Curtis Lane EP [iTunes Link] followed by his first stunning full-length, You Are All I See [iTunes Link] (August 2011, Vagrant). Having already logged over 30,000 miles on the road just in the US, this will be Active Child’s last tour in support of the album as Grossi plans to begin recording his follow up release over the summer. See all tour dates below.

Fans can expect to see two new videos in the coming weeks – a new clip for “Johnny Belinda,” which was shot on location in Australia by acclaimed director Dylan Weihahn and a video for the title track, “You Are All I See.”

Active Child on tour:
Apr 26 – La Jolla, CA @ The Loft at UCSD
Apr 27 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
Apr 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
Apr 29 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Apr 30 – Santa Fe, NM @ Sol at Santa Fe Brewing Company
May 02 – Norman, OK @ Opolis
May 03 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall
May 04 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
May 05 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
May 07 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
May 08 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
May 09 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
May 10 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
May 11 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
May 12 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
May 14 – Montreal, CAN @ il Motore
May 15 – Toronto, CAN @ Lee’s Palace
May 16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
May 17 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
May 18 – Lawrence, KS @ The Jackpot Station
May 19 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
May 20 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
May 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
May 24 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
May 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
May 27 – Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
May 29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
May 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour

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Mar 02, 2012

Active Child on Daytrotter

Daytrotter has just posted their latest session with Active Child! The session includes four performances of tracks off of You Are All I See [iTunes Link], which is in stores now. Click HERE, or the image below, to read the accompanying article and to check out the session!

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Feb 03, 2012

Active Child's "Johnny Belinda" Remixed by White Arrows, New Tour Dates Announced

RCRD LBL has just premiered the new White Arrows remix of Active Child’s song “Johnny Belinda”! The track originally appears on You Are All I See [iTunes Link], which is in stores now. Click HERE to download the MP3 for free, or the player below to check out the track!



Active Child are pleased to announce U.S. tour dates for the months of April and May! The tour will feature support from electronic artist Balam Acab, and will be Active Child’s last U.S. tour before he begins recording the follow-up to his debut album, You Are All I See. For a complete list of tour dates, please see below:

Apr 27 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House *
Apr 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom *
Apr 29 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *
Apr 30 – Santa Fe, NM @ Sol at Santa Fe Brewing Company *
May 02 – Norman, OK @ Opolis *
May 03 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall *
May 04 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk *
May 05 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s *
May 07 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
May 08 – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle *
May 09 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat *
May 10 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
May 11 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge *
May 12 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
May 14 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *
May 15 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
May 16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
May 17 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird *
May 18 – Lawrence, KS @ The Jackpot Saloon *
May 19 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
May 20 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre *
May 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
* With Balam Acab

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Jan 19, 2012

Gizmodo Premieres Active Child's New Video for "Hanging On"

Active Child’s new video for “Hanging On” has just premiered exclusively at Gizmodo! “Hanging On” appears on, You Are All I See, [iTunes Link] which is in stores now. Watch the video below, or head HERE to check it out!

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Jan 05, 2012

Active Child Performance and Interview on World Cafe

Active Child recently stopped by WXPN's studios in Philly to record a session for World Cafe. That session and interview aired today and is now available to stream via NPR Music! You can click HERE to listen to live performances of You Are All I See [iTunes link] tracks "Hanging On", "Johnny Belinda", "Playing House", and "Way Too Fast." Enjoy!

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Jan 03, 2012

CFCF Remixes Active Child's "High Priestess"

Montreal's Michael Silver, also known as dj and producer CFCF, has just released his remix of Active Child's "High Priestess"! The new remix is now available as a free download on our Soundcloud, so you can listen to the track below and click HERE for the download. The original track appears on Active Child's debut album You Are All I See [iTunes link], available now.

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Dec 14, 2011

Baeblemusic Releases Active Child CMJ Performance

Baeblemusic has just posted their live recording of Active Child's full set from The Launch Pad in NYC! Check out the performance of "Hanging On" below and click HERE to watch the full 7 song set from this year's CMJ Festival. Baeble has also posted a video interview with Pat Grossi that can be seen HERE and a contest to win Active Child's debut album You Are All I See HERE.


Watch the full video at Baeblemusic.com

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Dec 01, 2011

Rhapsody Speakeasy Interview with Active Child

A few weeks back, Rhapsody caught up with Active Child at this year’s CMJ Music Festival in New York. During the chat, Active Child’s Pat Grossi reveals his musical beginnings with string instruments, his spirituality, and gushes about his idol James Brown. Head HERE or click the video below to watch the interview!

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Nov 21, 2011

Man Without Country Remix Active Child's "Diamond Heart"

AOL Spinner has just premiered the new Man Without Country remix of Active Child's song "Diamond Heart"! Click HERE to listen to the Welsh duo's rework of the track and grab a free mp3 download. The original song appears on the recently released deluxe edition of Active Child's debut album You Are All I See [iTunes link].

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Nov 15, 2011

Active Child Performs for Chasing The Moon

While on tour in San Francisco, Active Child recently stopped by the Chasing The Moon studios to record a session. Check out the video below for some great live performances of "High Priestess," "Hanging On," and "Johnny Belinda" from Active Child's debut LP You Are All I See [iTunes link].

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Nov 07, 2011

Active Child "You Are All I See" Live Video on MTV Hive

MTV Hive has just premiered a great live video of Active Child performing "You Are All I See." The footage was shot during Active Child's August residency at hometown venue The Echo in Los Angeles, and was directed by Duncan Ferguson. You can watch the piece below or click HERE to read the full article. Enjoy!

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Nov 04, 2011

Active Child's Iceland Airwaves Session at The Line of Best Fit

The Line of Best Fit recently captured an intimate performance with Active Child at a hostel in Icleand. Watch the video below and head HERE to read about the Iceland Airwaves festival and how this performance came to be.

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Nov 01, 2011

Active Child's You Are All I See Deluxe Edition Available Now

The deluxe edition of Active Child's debut album You Are All I See is now available exclusively on iTunes! The release features 4 new tracks, including the new song "Diamond Heart." The album is available now in the US, UK, and Europe. Click HERE to purchase on iTunes, and view the full track listing below.

Free downloads are also available of both "Playing House" (Chad Valley Remix) and "Hanging On" (Live @ WFUV). Click HERE to download. Enjoy!

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Oct 25, 2011

Active Child To Release Deluxe Edition of You Are All I See, New Track “Diamond Heart” Premieres on Stereogum

Active Child will be releasing a deluxe edition of You Are All I See on November 1st. The release will feature 4 new tracks, and will be available exclusively through iTunes. See below for the full track listing. One of the new songs, “Diamond Heart,” has just premiered on Stereogum. Click HERE to check it out, or stream it below.

Active Child - Diamond Heart by Vagrant Records

Active Child will be hitting the road with electronic artist M83 for a series of dates beginning on Oct 28 in Washington, D.C. Having just recently wrapped up a successful headlining tour, Active Child will join M83 on a tour that will pass through many major venues including Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, the Music Box in Los Angeles, Webster Hall in New York City, and ending on Nov 23 at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. All Active Child tour dates and ticket links can be found HERE.

You Are All I See, Active Child’s debut album, was released on August 23rd and has earned glowing praise from critics. All Music Guide gave the album 4.5 stars, noting “2011 is a year for strong albums in general, and You Are All I See deserves to be ranked among the best.” The Boston Phoenix said it “…has dozens of moments that are nothing short of breathtaking.” Pitchfork Media noted “Active Child's sound now seems positively ahead of its time.” Following one of Active Child’s sets in his hometown of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times said it “heralded one of the most original and ambitious sounds in Los Angeles this year,” and LA Weekly said “It was unlike anything else being played around Los Angeles and makes Active Child one of the most interesting bands to watch this year.”

You Are All I See Deluxe Edition Tracklisting:
1. You Are All I See
2. Hanging On
3. Playing House (feat. How To Dress Well)
4. See Thru Eyes
5. High Priestess
6. Ivy
7. Way Too Fast
8. Ancient Eye
9. Shield & Sword
10. Johnny Belinda
----------Deluxe Tracks-------------
11. Diamond Heart
12. Body Heat
13. Playing House (Chad Valley remix)
14. Hanging On (Live at WFUV)

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Oct 21, 2011

New Active Child Interview at Spinner

Spinner recently caught up with Pat Grossi of Active Child, who is currently out on tour. Pat discusses the comparisons he receives to former tourmate James Blake, authenticity in his live performances, and the brillance of the harp. Click HERE to read the full article, and read what Pat has to say.

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Oct 06, 2011

Active Child's KEXP Session featured on NPR Music

NPR Music is currently featuring Active Child's recent in-studio performance at Seattle's KEXP!

Active Child performed You Are All I See [iTunes link] tracks "High Priestess," "Hanging On," "Playing House," and "Johnny Belinda" for KEXP. You can click HERE to read the article on NPR and listen to the session, or watch the full performance on YouTube below.

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Oct 03, 2011

Active Child Announces Fall Tour Supporting M83

Active Child is proud to announce he will be hitting the road with electronic artist M83 for a series of dates beginning on Oct 28 in Washington, D.C. Having just recently wrapped up a successful headlining tour, Active Child will join M83 on a series of dates that will pass through many major venues including Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, the Music Box in Los Angeles, Webster Hall in New York City, and ending on Nov 23 at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. All tour dates below.

Active Child recently released his debut album, You Are All I See, on August 23rd. You Are All I See has earned glowing praise from critics. All Music Guide gave the album 4.5 stars, noting “2011 is a year for strong albums in general, and You Are All I See deserves to be ranked among the best.” The Boston Phoenix said it “…has dozens of moments that are nothing short of breathtaking.” Pitchfork noted “Active Child's sound now seems positively ahead of its time.” Following one of Active Child’s sets in his hometown of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times said it “heralded one of the most original and ambitious sounds in Los Angeles this year,” and LA Weekly said “It was unlike anything else being played around Los Angeles and makes Active Child one of the most interesting bands to watch this year.”

Active Child Tour Dates:
Oct 28 – Washington DC @ Black Cat (Early Show)*
Oct 28 – Washington DC @ Black Cat (Late Show)*
Oct 29 – Raleigh, NC @ King’s Barcade & Tavern*
Oct 30 – Asheville, NC @ Moogfest
Oct 31 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade*
Nov 01 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room*
Nov 02 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham*
Nov 04 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live*
Nov 05 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov 07 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom*
Nov 09 – Hollywood, CA @ The Music Box*
Nov 10 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine*
Nov 11 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom*
Nov 13 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos (Early Show)*
Nov 13 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos (Late Show)*
Nov 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
Nov 17 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (Early Show)*
Nov 17 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (Late Show)*
Nov 20 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues*
Nov 22 – New York City, NY @ Webster Hall*
Nov 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
*Supporting M83

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Sep 13, 2011

Active Child Premieres New Video for "Playing House" on Pitchfork

Active Child are proud to release the new music video for the song “Playing House” featuring How To Dress Well that premieres on Pitchfork today. The video was directed by Isaac Ravishankara, who has previously done videos for Freelance Whales’ “Hannah” and Phantogram’s “When I’m Small.” You can watch the dreamy, impressionist video below, and read the full article on Pitchfork HERE.

Active Child are currently supporting the debut album You Are All I See [iTunes Link] with their first headlining tour in the United States. Click HERE for all tour dates.

Playing House Feat. How To Dress Well [Official Video] from Active Child on Vimeo.

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Sep 09, 2011

Brooklyn Vegan Premieres New Active Child Remix

Brooklyn Vegan has just premiered Chad Valley's new remix of Active Child's "Playing House" (ft. How To Dress Well)! Click HERE to read the article and grab the free download. Chad Valley joins Active Child's headline tour tomorrow in Boston.

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Sep 07, 2011

Exclusive Active Child Remix on Spotify

Active Child's debut album You Are All I See is now on Spotify! Click HERE to listen to the full album and check out an exclusive remix of "Playing House" from Houses. If you don't have an account yet you can click HERE to request an invite. Enjoy!

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Aug 23, 2011

Active Child's debut album You Are All I See is available now!

Active Child's debut album, You Are All I See, is available everywhere now! Purchase the album now on iTunes for only $7.99 and receive the exclusive b-side “Call Me Tonight,” and White Sea’s remix of album track “Hanging On.”

You can also click HERE to get the physical album on Amazon for only $8.99, and click HERE to order the vinyl on Amazon as well.

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Aug 18, 2011

Active Child on Playboy Radio Today

Tune in today to Playboy Radio (Sirius channel 102 and XM channel 102) at 6:20pm EDT / 3:20pm PDT to catch a live on-air interview with Active Child's Pat Grossi. If you haven't already heard it, you can listen to Active Child's debut album, You Are All I See, on The Hype Machine! The album will be available everywhere on Aug 23, and can be pre-ordered now on iTunes with two bonus tracks!

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Aug 15, 2011

Active Child Album Premiere on Hype Machine

Active Child's debut You Are All I See may not arrive until next Tuesday, but our friends over at the Hype Machine are streaming the record in its entirety one week early! You can listen to the full album below, or click HERE to check it out on Hypem.

You Are All I See is now available to pre-order with an exclusive b-side and remix on iTunes.

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Aug 09, 2011

Pre-order Active Child's Debut Album, New Remix on Rolling Stone

Pre-orders are now live for Active Child's debut album You Are All I See! The iTunes version of You Are All I See will contain 2 bonus tracks, in addition to the album’s 10 tracks. Included will be the exclusive b-side “Call Me Tonight,” and White Sea’s remix of album track “Hanging On.” Click HERE to purchase for $7.99.

Rolling Stone has just premiered the White Sea remix featured in the iTunes version, click HERE to read the article and give it a listen!

Fans can also purchase the physical CD and vinyl record over at Amazon.

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Aug 02, 2011

Active Child Premiere New Song and Album Trailer

Filter Magazine has just premiered the title track from Active Child's debut album You Are All I See! Click HERE to listen to the song before the album drops August 23rd, and watch the new album trailer below.

You Are All I See - Album Trailer from Active Child on Vimeo.

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Jul 28, 2011

Active Child Talks Harps, New Album with LA Weekly

LA Weekly recently caught up with Pat Grossi of Active Child to talk about his new album and upcoming Echo residency. Check out what he had to say about harps and breaking into churches HERE. And if you live in LA don’t miss Active Child playing a free show at The Echo every Monday in August!

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Jul 18, 2011

Free Active Child Download from WXPN

WXPN Radio in Philadelphia is featuring a free download from Active Child on their website today! Click HERE to grab the download of “Playing House (ft. How to Dress Well)." Active Child's debut album You Are All I See is due out August 23rd.

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Jul 12, 2011

Tweet for Free Download of Active Child's "Hanging On"

Last week Active Child premiered their new song "Hanging On" via the Adult Swim Singles Program, and you can now download it for free with a tweet. Click HERE to get it before the debut album You Are All I See drops August 23rd!

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Jul 05, 2011

Active Child's "Playing House" Now on iTunes, Free Download of "Hanging On"

Active Child's new single "Playing House (ft. How to Dress Well)" is now up exclusively on iTunes! You can click HERE to get it before the debut album You Are All I See drops August 23rd.

Speaking of Active Child tracks, you can also get a FREE download of "Hanging On," the second song to be released from the record, via the Adult Swim Singles Program. Click HERE to grab it!

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Jul 01, 2011

Stream Active Child's New Track "Hanging On"

The Fader have just premiered the new Active Child song "Hanging On"! The track comes off the debut album You Are All I See due out August 23rd. You can stream it below, or click HERE to read the full article and check out a video interview with Pat. The song will be available as a free download on Tuesday as part of the Adult Swim Singles Program. Enjoy!

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Jun 23, 2011

Active Child Announce First Headlining Tour

Active Child, the musical project from choirboy-turned-indie-pop musician Pat Grossi, have announced their first North American headlining tour. Having opened for the likes of School of Seven Bells, White Rabbits, and James Blake, fans will be treated on this tour to the first performances of Active Child as a full band.

Pat is especially looking forward to the tour. “I am incredibly excited about my first headline tour and even more excited about exploring these new songs live,” Pat said. “Hopefully the fans are as eager to hear the music as I am to play it! Plus with Com Truise and Chad Valley on the bill, these shows are guaranteed to be epic. Do not miss this show!”

The performances begin with a special Monday night residency at The Echo in Los Angeles starting August 1 while the tour officially kicks off on August 30 in Tucson, Arizona. Active Child and special guests electronic up-and-comers Com Truise and Chad Valley will be appearing in major cities across the US and Canada, including a sure-to-sell-out September 10 stop at New York City's Bowery Ballroom. See all current dates below.

Active Child will be touring in support of their debut album You Are All I See which will be released on August 23 via Vagrant Records. The album comes as a follow-up to last year’s critically-acclaimed Curtis Lane EP which NPR praised as "a young singer and musician already living up to his own promise". You Are All I See was produced by Ariel Rechtshaid (Cass McCombs, Glasser, We Are Scientists, Major Lazer) and features 10 brand new tracks, including “Playing House" - a collaboration with lo-fi r&b singer How To Dress Well - which Pitchfork praised in their premeire saying, “Active Child’s sound now seems positively ahead of its time.” "Playing House" will be available on iTunes on July 5th and can be heard on Active Child’s website.

Active Child Tour Dates:

8/1 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*
8/8 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*
8/15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*
8/22 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*
8/29 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*
8/30 Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture*
9/1 Dallas @ Prophet Bar Small Room*
9/2 Austin, TX @ Emo’s Inside*
9/3 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s*
9/5 Atlanta, GA @ Earl*
9/6 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506*
9/7 Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat*
9/8 Philadelphia, PA @ Chapel*
9/10 New York City, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
9/12 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*^
9/13 Montreal @ Blue Skies*^
9/14 Toronto @ Garrison^
9/15 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern^
9/16 Chicago, IL @ Schubas^
9/17 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry^
9/19 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive^
9/20 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge^
9/21 Boise, ID @ Neurolux^
9/23 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile^
9/24 Vancouver @ Electric Owl^
9/25 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge^
9/28 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill^

*With Com Truise
^With Chad Valley

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Jun 10, 2011

Amazing Response to New Active Child Track

Active Child’s new single “Playing House” featuring How to Dress Well has been receiving a lot of love online since it dropped on Tuesday, accompanying the announcement of an Aug. 23 release for his debut full-length album You Are All I See.

IFC featured the track on Music for Fridays and predicted Active Child is “about to become pretty famous” while declaring that his first single has “fulfilled every expectation” of his status as a future star.

“With falsetto singing, synth pop ups and downs, and a wave of floating melodies, it seems that Active Child is truly finding his voice,” FILTER Magazine wrote.

Pitchfork included it on The Playlist and said, “Active Child's sound now seems positively ahead of its time.”

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out “Playing House ft. How to Dress Well” below!

Active Child - Playing House (Ft. How To Dress Well) by VagrantRecords

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Jun 08, 2011

Active Child Announces Aug. 23rd Release of Debut Album

Active Child has announced the release of his debut album You Are All I See on August 23, as a follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed Curtis Lane EP.

One of the tracks, “Playing House,” is a collaboration with lo-fi r&b singer How To Dress Well and recently premiered on Pitchfork. Listen to the song HERE!

The Fader praised the song highly, noting “The cascading piano line that introduces this duet is too perfect, spiraling like an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ techno-trip into fantasy R&B. Pairing bedroom falsetto connoisseurs Active Child and How to Dress Well, ‘Playing House’ rivals heights of collaborative Auto-warble last seen in Kanye‘s weird work with Bon Iver. The boys always threaten to take homage over-the-top, but ‘Playing House’ is undeniable magic.”

Active Child is the musical project from choirboy-turned-indie-pop musician Pat Grossi. His debut collection of songs featured the use of various ’80s-tinged synths to create ethereal soundscapes, punctuated by crisp electronic drum samples and handclaps. All of this lays the groundwork for Grossi’s exquisite vocals, which, with their unearthly sound and evocative lyrics, take on an enchanting, hymnal quality.

You Are All I See Track Listing

1. You Are All I See
2. Hanging On
3. Playing House (ft. How To Dress Well)
4. See Thru Eyes
5. High Priestess
6. Call Me Tonight
7. Way Too Fast
8. Ancient Eye
9. Shield & Sword
10. Johnny Belinda

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Jun 07, 2011

Active Child Premiere New Track "Playing House" on Pitchfork

Active Child has just premiered the first new track "Playing House [ft. How to Dress Well]" today on Pitchfork! The forthcoming self-titled album is due out August 23, 2011. Active Child is the musical project from choirboy-turned-indie pop musician Pat Grossi, who recently finished up an east coast tour supporting James Blake. Click HERE to give it a listen.

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May 04, 2011

Active Child Announce Tour Dates Supporting James Blake, Debut Album To Be Released in August on Vagrant Records

Los Angeles based Active Child is pleased to announce a run of tour dates starting this Sunday May 8 in Washington D.C. The seven dates will find Active Child supporting U.K. electronic musician James Blake. The tour includes a stop at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall and New York’s Bowery Ballroom. A complete list of tour dates can be found below.

This tour precedes the release of Active Child’s debut album, which will arrive on August 23, 2011, via Vagrant Records. The album does not yet have a title. More information upcoming..

Active Child is the musical project from choirboy-turned-indie pop musician Pat Grossi. His debut collection of songs featured the skilled use of various 80s-tinged synths to create ethereal, soaring soundscapes, punctuated by crisp electronic drum samples and handclaps. All of this lays the groundwork for Grossi’s exquisite vocals, which, with their unearthly sound and evocative lyrics, take on an enchanting, hymnal quality that would not be out of place amongst the richly colored sunlight of a church’s stained-glass interior..

Pitchfork Media reviewed Active Child track “Wilderness,” giving it a rating of 8/10 and comparing Grossi’s “trembling falsetto” to that of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Antony of Antony and the Johnsons. The review went on to say that ACTIVE CHILD’s mixed-genre work “is a good example of the positive results to be yielded from a musician straddling two disparate styles” and “pulls from different directions but still manages to aim forward.”.

Active Child Tour Dates:
5/8 Washington DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
5/9 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
5/11 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
5/12 New York, NY @ LPR
5/14 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
5/15 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
5/16 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry