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When Pat Grossi, the man behind Active Child, dropped Curtis Lane into circulation in mid-2010 it marked something determinedly different from the rest of the pack still hung-up on replicating the chillwave sound artists like Washed Out and Toro y Moi were perfecting. Even though he’d been lumped by association into the genre, Grossi’s gorgeous falsetto and sun-stroked harp melodies were much more direct and in many ways much more beautiful than anything his peers were doing and were strung closer to dream pop than anything else.

Now with his debut LP, You Are All I See, ready to go, Grossi has released a track off the album as part of the Adult Swim Singles Program and it’s absolutely beautiful; one of those songs that’s sure to get the hype steamroller into motion, sounding like the r&b vocal sensibilities of How To Dress Well layered over much brighter, more operatic melodies than anything Love Remains could conjure. Listen to “Hanging On” here:

Active Child – Hanging On by snipelondon





Yotimi
07.09.11
Curtis Lane was pretty overlooked last year. Hopefully this gets him some more attention. Great track

spiralk
07.09.11
Great track indeed.

HBFS
07.09.11
Curtis Lane was fantastic. Gonna listen to this in the morning.

Gundlach
07.09.11
I gotta say that is one damn good album cover

Kiran
07.09.11
yeah, curtis lane was terrific, new album is going to be awesome

Calculate
07.10.11
ahhh this is lovely, he's sure changed up his drumming patterns

HBFS
07.10.11
Aaaaaaaaaand yep. This rules.

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