Pat Grossi of Active Child has spent the last two years touring with many notable acts of many different genres including dubstep producer James Blake, the dreamy synth-pop of School of Seven Bells, and indie rock bands White Lies and White Rabbits. The former choir-boy, now indiepop master has released You Are All I See via Vagrant Records, serving as the follow up to 2010's acclaimed Curtis Lane EP.
The album is indebted to the sounds of the 1980s, from New Order's drums-and-synths to danceable hip-hop beats, and it's all topped off with soaring R&B melodies. With triumphant synths and shimmering, contrapuntal harp lines, songs like the title track and 'Hanging On' are reminiscent of Radiohead's 'Motion Picture Soundtrack,' but improve upon that template with layered vocals not far removed from Bon Iver or even James Blake.
- 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
Oct 30Los Angeles, CA, US Active Child at Teragram Ballroom
Nov 05Brooklyn, NY, US Active Child at Rough Trade NYC