Child Bite / This Moment in Black History – Split 7”
Record Label: Forge Again
Release Date: June 9, 2009
Frantic Detroit rockers and excellent live band Child Bite face off against Cleveland’s 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?
It’s very brief, as each band only contributes a single track, but it’s 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 Bite’s Shawn Knight did the artwork, and it’s 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 can’t 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. I’m very excited for their next couple of releases, because I’m sure they’ll live up to this quality.
This Moment in Black History’s “It’s 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.
Track Listing 01. Child Bite – Mammal Manners
02. This Moment in Black History – It’s Everything We Do
Recommended if You Like Garage + punk + a blender + an entirely new formula.