Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Active Child Video for "Playing House" Featuring How To Dress Well Premieres on Pitchfork Today


Active Child, the musical project of choirboy-turned-indie-pop musician Pat Grossi, is proud to release the new music video for the song "Playing House" featuring How To Dress Well which premieres on Pitchfork today. Isaac Ravishankara, who has previously done videos for Freelance Whales' "Hannah" and Phantogram's "When I'm Small," directed the video. The entire video was shot in Grossi's hometown of Los Angeles. To watch the dreamy, impressionist video, check out the link to the Pitchfork premier below:

"Playing House" is one of many standout tracks on Active Child's debut album, You Are All I See, which was released on August 23 on Vagrant Records. 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." Of the song "Playing House," 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."

Active Child is currently supporting the new album with his first headlining tour in the United States. 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. The tour officially kicked 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. Active Child has also added some brand new European dates as well, bringing him overseas to Iceland, Norway, and England. See all current dates below.    

Active Child Tour Dates:
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^
9/30 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo 
10/13 Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves
10/15 - Bergen, Norway - Perfect Sounds Festival  
10/16 - London, England - Binnacle Festival @ Old Blue Last
10/19 - London, England - St. Pancras Church

*With Com Truise
^With Chad Valley

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