The image that usually comes to mind when listening to Active Child is Pat Grossi sitting onstage, belting out words in his classically-trained alto while delicately plucking the strings of a harp. Apparently Grossi threw that harp out the studio window when recording “Subtle,” the latest taste of his Rapor EP (out October 22nd via Vagrant). “Subtle” […]

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Active Child, it’s been too long. The moment Pat Grossi’s voice kicks in on his latest track, “Evening Ceremony,” you’re taken back to all those heart-rending moments that made his debut LP, You Are All I See, such an incredible release. And that’s all before the harp comes in, so brace yourself. Stream it below. […]

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Active Child connects himself to a strong lineage of gospel singers with a new cover of “His Eye Is On the Sparrow.” Pat Grossi’s minimalist take on this 1905 hymn features nothing but vocals and piano. Get 2013 off to a soulful start and stream the lovely cover below. Active Child’s You Are All I […]

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Following an impressive cover of Active Child’s “Hanging On”, Ellie Goulding makes her proper return with “Anything Could Happen,” the lead single off her upcoming album, Halcyon. Goulding premiered the track via a video featuring over 1,200 fan-submitted Instagram photos inspired by its lyrics. Fresh off her highest Billboard charting to date with the unstoppable […]

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After hitting us with a cover of The Weeknd’s “High For This” a few weeks back, British sensation Ellie Goulding now decides to tackle Active Child’s mega-blog smash, “Hanging On”. This is not so much a cover as it is a re-imagining. Ellie’s voice is both delicate and powerful in all the right places, as […]

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Have you ever wondered what would happen if Bon Iver and Depeche Mode procreated, and the offspring lived in the Shire? Well, wonder no more. Active Child’s new video for “Johnny Belinda” creates a mystical, sparse paradise complete with time-lapse cloud shots, lush nature scenes and Active Child’s Pat Grossi brooding in a hooded robe. […]

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As much as the no-vowels trend deserves to be shot in the head, there’s no denying that GRVRBBRS‘ take on Active Child‘s “Hanging On” is pure nü-disco gold. The Brooklyn production team takes Pat Grossi’s electronic slow jam, off Active Child’s debut LP You Are All I See, and slaps on a slick drumbeat and […]

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2011 marks ATG’s first foray into the typhoon of CMJ showcases that sweeps New York City every year. But as psyched as we are to see all the bands playing our show tonight — details here — there are plenty of other up-and-coming bands playing this week that we’ll be checking out. Besides, isn’t that […]

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