Published Sep 10, 2013Having previously hinted that an EP called Rapor was on the way, harp-plucker Active Child (a.k.a. Pat Grossi) has now confirmed the set arrives October 22 via Vagrant.
The EP features six new songs written by Grossi at his home studio in L.A., also called Rapor, following the promotion cycle behind his 2011 debut LP You Are All I See.
"The house is made up almost entirely of glass, designed by the architects Buff and Hensman as their personal refuge from the chaos of L.A.," Grossi explained of the locale in a press statement. "Inside the studio you can feel the sun pouring through the skylights and the mountains wrapping around on all sides. They named it Rapor, Ra meaning sun and Por meaning house. Sometimes I would spend weeks alone at home writing without leaving or having visitors. It was during those periods that I realized how important that space was to me creatively. I relied on that solitude."
After this self-imposed period of exile, Grossi brought the songs to Burbank, CA's Heavy Duty Studios to work with producers Kevin Seaton (Major Lazer, Snoop Lion) and Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko, Night Terrors of 1979). Additionally, he brought Ellie Goulding onboard to sing on "Silhouette," while Ekko appears on synth-pop jam "Subtle." You can stream the latter down below.
Active Child also has a quick U.S. tour coming up, and you can see the date info beneath Rapor's tracklisting.
1. She Cut Me
2. Subtle (ft. Mikky Ekko)
3. Feeling is Gone
4. Silhouette (ft. Ellie Goulding)
5. Calling in the Name of Love
6. Evening Ceremony
11/05 San Diego CA - Casbah
11/06 Phoenix AZ - Crescent Ballroom
11/08 Austin TX- FunFunFun Fest
11/10 Atlanta GA - The Earl
11/11 Washington DC - Black Cat
11/12 Philadelphia PA - First Unitarian Church
11/13 New York NY - Bowery Ballroom
11/14 Brooklyn NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/15 Boston MA - Brighton Music Hall
11/18 Chicago IL - Lincoln Hall
11/19 Minneapolis MN - 7th Street Entry
11/20 Kansas City KS - Record Bar
11/21 Denver CO - Larimer Lounge
11/23 Los Angeles CA - El Rey Theater