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Active Child Streams Gorgeous New LP, ‘Mercy’

Pat Grossi somehow manages to get better and better. I know practice makes perfect, but I probably called Active Child “perfect” a long time ago. Yet, here we are with Mercy, his newest LP, and it’s, uh, breathtaking. Taking to Facebook to excitedly share the album’s stream, Grossi said: “POURED MY HEART AND SOUL INTO […]


Active Child Announces New Album ‘Mercy,’ Streams Single “1999”

Following 2013’s excellent Rapor EP, Pat Grossi, aka Active Child, has finally announced his first LP since 2011’s debut, You Are All I See. The Los Angeles-based artist will be releasing Mercy in June through Vagrant Records. As a teaser, Active Child dropped a brand new single titled “1999.” This mellow electronic groove is just […]


Active Child Streams ‘Rapor EP’ in Full

We’re still a week out from the official release of Active Child’s Rapor EP, but fortunately for us, Pat Grossi and company are streaming all 6 tracks online today via Soundcloud. We’ve already had the pleasure of experiencing the previously released tracks, “She Cut Me” and “Subtle” featuring Mikky Ekko, as well as EP closer […]


STREAM: Active Child – “Subtle” Ft. Mikky Ekko

Lush. Silky smooth. Sensual. Dreamy. Those are some words that can more often than not describe the works of Pat Grossi’s Active Child solo endeavor. The man always hits his mark between ethereal singles, oddball music videos, and killer guest contributions. For the latter, Grossi continues by adding Louisiana’s Mikky Ekko to the mix with […]

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STREAM/WATCH: Active Child – “She Cut Me”

One of our favorite alternative R&B crooners, Pat Grossi, aka Active Child, recently announced his upcoming EP, R A P O R. It should go without saying that we’re very excited for this release. Today, Grossi is streaming the first track from the effort, entitled “She Cut Me.” Doing away with traditional vocals for the […]


REVIEW: Yelawolf – Radioactive

Artist: Yelawolf Album: Radioactive Genre: Hip Hop Label: Shady 2011 has been a huge year a for hip hop. From genre-defining releases like Tha Carter 4 and Watch The Throne, to the overwhelming success of mixtape artists MODSUN and Freddie Gibbs, there is little to no doubt that this was one of the biggest years […]

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White Girl Dance Corner featuring The Colourist, The Postelles, JMSN, and Barcelona

Hello! I’m Tarynn Law, and this is a weekly column I’ll be writing that spotlights some up and coming indie pop / alternative / hipster / hype / buzz bands / you-get-the-idea groups that you should be checking out before they become massive. I mean, we all want to be that person that says “I knew […]


UTG LIST: The Essential Ballads Of 2013

There has been a lot of space dedicated to songs that made you feel good this year, but before we get to the final days of holiday joy we wanted to take a moment and reflect on the sad tracks that chipped the ice from our cold hearts throughout 2013. Whether you’re fifteen or forty-five, […]

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REVIEW: Jaymes Young – ‘Dark Star’

Artist: Jaymes Young Album: Dark Star Genre: Indie, R&B, Pop, Alternative RIYL: Active Child, How To Dress Well, James Blake Here are a couple facts about me: Seattle is quite possibly my favorite place I’ve been to in the US. I live in California and I’ve never been to Los Angeles, but I’ve never really […]

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REVIEW: Joshua Worden – ‘Always This’

Artist: Joshua Worden Album: Always This Genre: R&B, Indie, Down-tempo For fans of: James Blake, Josef Salvat, How To Dress Well It only takes 20 seconds of Always This to know that you’re in for a treat when Joshua Worden‘s soulful croon hits a sweet spot after the album’s opening line in “Marrow.” “I finally […]


UTG INTERVIEW: Joshua Worden

We’re thrilled to bring you this exclusive interview with an Atlanta based artist that you should certainly have on your radar. With influences ranging from D’Angelo to Floetry, Joshua Worden has emerged from straight-forward indie rock to a more soulful R&B approach and his newest effort, Always This, is an impressive example of his passion […]


STREAM: Chad Valley – “I Owe You This” (feat. Twin Shadow)

Check out this heartfelt synthpop track from UK artist Chad Valley’s upcoming debut album, Young Hunger. While this newest single showcases dreamy vocals from the ever-lovely Twin Shadow, Valley’s album will also feature Active Child, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and an assortment of other lo-fi artists. In other words, indie kids are going to be […]