ACTIVE CHILD TO RELEASE EP JUNE 1ST ON FILTER US RECORDINGS EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FOR SPRING 2010

ACTIVE CHILD TO RELEASE EP JUNE 1ST ON FILTER US RECORDINGS EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FOR SPRING 2010

LA-based indie artist ACTIVE CHILD (a.k.a. songwriter/musician Pat Grossi) will release his highly-anticipated EP June 1st on Filter US Recordings. Titled Curtis Lane, the EP is ACTIVE CHILD’s first stateside offering; he released several singles in the UK to significant critical acclaim. Track listing for Curtis Lane below.


In support of the release, ACTIVE CHILD will embark on a several-week European tour, kicking on May 13th with an appearance at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton, UK. ACTIVE CHILD will then join NYC indie rock band White Rabbits for a string of dates that wraps up June 3rd in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Full European tour dates below.

ACTIVE CHILD is fresh off of a successful run of shows at the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, TX. The highly-influential NME lauded the ingenuity and originality of his live performance: “How often do you get to see a harp played at a hip indie show? Not often. How gutted am I that I didn’t record one of the harpy tracks? Very.” Pitchfork went on to applaud Grossi’s “hushed and otherworldly falsetto synthpop” and called ACTIVE CHILD’s music “so overwhelmingly pretty that it absorbs whatever’s around it… the basic elements of a possible greatness are all in there.”

Despite only releasing several singles in the US, ACTIVE CHILD has already garnered various press accolades. Raves came from Stereogum, Pitchfork, The Fader and LA Weekly, who called him “evidently capable of great, great things.”



Track Listing for Curtis Lane:

I’m In Your Church At Night
She Was a Vision
When Your Love is Safe
Take Shelter
Weight of the World
Wilderness

Tour dates for ACTIVE CHILD:

* = with White Rabbits
May 13 – Great Escape Festival – Brighton, UK
May 14 – Cooler – Bristol, UK*
May 15 – Night & Day – Manchester, UK*
May 16 – Stereo – Glasgow, UK*
May 18 – Portland Arms – Cambridge, UK
May 19 – The Garage – London, UK*
May 21 – Stage and Dagger – London, UK
May 22 – Hobby Horse – London, UK
May 25 – Point Emphemere – Paris, France*
May 27 – Usine – Geneva, Switzerland*
May 28 – 59 To 1 – Munich, Germany*
May 29 – Keller Klub – Stuttgart, Germany*
May 31 – Luxor – Cologne, Germany*

June 1 – Magnet – Berlin, Germany*
June 2 – Loppen – Copenhagen, Denmark*
June 3 – Rotown – Rotterdam, Netherlands*


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