FAR-031 Child Bite / This Moment in Black History split 7"



Release date: June 9, 2009

TRACK LISTING:
01. CHILD BITE - Mammal Manners
02. THIS MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY - It's Everything We Do

Track 1 recorded and mixed at Russian Recording by Mike Biridavsky
Track 2 recorded and mixed at Zombie Proofin by Buddy Akita and Paul Maccarone
Mastered at Saff Mastering by Carl Saff
Artwork by Shawn Knight

BAND WEBSITES
www.myspace.com/childbite
www.childbite.com
www.myspace.com/thismomentinblackhistory

CHILD BITE IS:
Shawn Knight - Guitar, vocals
Zach Norton - Guitar
Daniel Sperry - Drums
Sean Clancy - Bass
Christian Doble - Saxophone

THIS MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY IS:
Buddy - Throwin' back midrange
LDC - How low can you go
ck'1 - How many mcs must get dissed?
Lamont - Let the rhythm hit 'em

HIGH-RESOLUTION COVER PICTURES(300 DPI)
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HIGH-RESOLUTION PROMO PICTURES(300 DPI)
Child Bite promo picture
This Moment in Black History promo picture

BAND LOGOS(.EPS)
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Child Bite/This Moment in Black History split 7"

REVIEWS
Child Bite and This Moment in Black History's split together is a lot less disparate than I'd imagined. Based on past releases, I was pretty sure the former does kind of an avant-garde noise-pop thing and the latter a Bronx-y garage punk thing. Who knew both their songs would vaguely sound like noisy, off-kilter `90s rock Š la Drive Like Jehu? Child Bite's "Mammal Manners" has some sort of brass instrument creating a great, solid hook before the song gets a little spazzier and guitars start to flail and crunch, while This Moment in Black History have "It's Everything We Do," where they use some keyboards instead in sort of a Locust-esque way, but still have those shouted, dissonant vocals that somehow remind me of DLJ nonetheless. I would probably just recommend this for fans of either band to check out the compact weirdness they've come up with, but the screenprinted cover and transparent blue wax is pretty cool too. - Brian, punknews.org

Who? Frantic Detroit rockers and excellent live band Child Bite face off against Clevelandís equally bizarre This Moment in Black History for a very small but very potent mixture. This release is the first of three splits that Child Bite will be putting out this summer, the second with Big Bear in July, and the last with Prussia in August. How is it? Itís very brief, as each band only contributes a single track, but itís worth that couple moments of your time. Both tracks are previously unreleased, and they come with a free download code for high quality mp3 versions. Child Biteís Shawn Knight did the artwork, and itís worth the price all by itself. The vinyl is blue (a pressing limited to 500 copies) and looks like something I should be framing rather than spinning. Of course you canít go wrong with Child Bite, who are on top of their game here. "Mammal Manners" grooves like the best of their work, and in general has a creepier vibe than most songs from Fantastic Gusts of Blood partially because of the extremely flangered guitar, partially due to the haunting saxophone bit that sticks out from the mix. Iím very excited for their next couple of releases, because Iím sure theyíll live up to this quality. This Moment in Black Historyís "Itís Everything We Do" was a striking listen as well. It rocks like a Child Bite song, even if those elastic keyboards at the start sound like a less confused and confusing Locust. Straight-forward punk drums and supercharged Stooges guitars make this a repeat listen, for sure. - Eric Loranger, absolutepunk.net

A couple of the rust-belt cities connect themselves through this new split 7" release. Detroit's Child Bite and Cleveland's This Moment in Black History each offer up one brand new song on this vinyl. Child Bite bring forth "Mammal Manners" in just under three minutes. The eccentric five-piece sounds like Secret Chiefs 3 fronted by Fred Schneider. It's bizarre, and yet it works, for the most part. Meanwhile, This Moment in Black History's "It's Everything We Do" is a two and a half minute avant-garde mash of 8-bit Nintendo, noise punk, and rock. I'm not really a fan of this, especially the vocals, which are awful. The whole thing comes off rather immature. Child Bite definitely saves this split recording. This Moment in Black History nearly caused me to melt it down. Four points for Child Bite; zero for This Moment in Black History. - Michael, scenepointblank.com




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