After announcing the imminent arrival of a new release and sharing a track thereof, 'Stranger', Pat Grossi aka Active Child has just made his forthcoming album Mercy available for streaming via Hype Machine.

It's his second full-length outing, arriving after 2011's You Are All I See – plus the 2013 Rapor EP. "It's been four years since my last full-length album and I wanted these songs to reflect my growth as an artist over that time," explained Grossi. "And I wanted my voice to be heard, and not just felt."

Stream Mercy via Hype Machine here.

For the album, Grossi worked with producer Van Rivers (who's previously been on production duties for the likes of Blonde Redhead and Fever Ray): "This album more than previous releases feels like more of a collaboration between the producer and I. His fingerprints are all over these songs and he really pushed me vocally, more than anyone has before."

Below you'll find the tracklist, plus a list of live dates for Active Child.


  • Mercy tracklist:
  • 01 1999
  • 02 These Arms
  • 03 Never Far Away
  • 04 Darling
  • 05 Mercy
  • 06 Midnight Swim
  • 07 Stranger
  • 08 Temptation
  • 09 Lazarus
  • 10 Too Late

  • Active Child tour dates:
  • 6/03 San Diego CA @ The Irenic (seated)^^
  • 6/04 Phoenix AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom (seated) ^^
  • 6/06 Austin TX @ Central Presbyterian Church (seated) ^^
  • 6/07 Dallas TX @ The Kessler Theater (seated) ^^
  • 6/08 New Orleans LA @ Republic New Orleans (seated) ^^
  • 6/10 Atlanta GA @ Vinyl (seated)
  • 6/11 Raleigh NC @ Kings ^^
  • 6/12 Philadelphia PA @ World Café (seated) ^^
  • 6/13 North Bethesda MD @ AMP by Strathmore (seated) ^^
  • 6/16 Brooklyn NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg ^^
  • 6/17 New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom ^^
  • 6/18 Boston MA @ Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (seated) ^^
  • 6/19 Montreal QC @ Lion D’Or Montreal (seated)^^
  • 6/22 Chicago IL @ To Be Announced
  • 6/23 Minneapolis MN @ Cedar Cultural Center (seated) ^^
  • 6/25 Denver CO @ Bluebird Theater (seated) ^^
  • 6/28 Seattle WA @ The Triple Door (seated) ^^
  • 6/29 Vancouver BC @ Biltmore Cabaret (seated)^^
  • 6/30 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (seated)^^
  • 7/02 Napa CA @ City Winery (seated)^^
  • 7/03 San Francisco CA @ Great American Music Hall (seated)^^
  • 7/10 Los Angeles CA @ Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian (seated)^^

  • ^^ — w/ Low Roar