[Photo by Trevor Naud]
Detroit punk/metal unit CHILD BITE has joined the Isolate/Create project, a free resource and interactive platform providing creatives with digital assets to spark ingenuity and inspire digital collaboration, all while still practicing responsible social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis. Through Isolate/Create fans can download and rework various tracks from their favorite artists from the safety of their homes. Since its launch, Isolate/Create has seen Chelsea Wolfe, Converge, La Dispute, Pelican, Daughters, Dead Cross, and many others join the mission.
Notes vocalist Shawn Knight, "As I sit in my apartment tinkering with remixes for Chelsea Wolfe and Dead Cross, I thought some of you might get a kick out of reworking a CHILD BITE song. The lyrics to 'Blow Off The Omens' can be interpreted in a multitude of ways, especially right now. One take could be to tune out the constant barrage of anxiety-inducing stats and focus on positive, productive activities while hunkering down (such as this remix project). A more literal take could be commentary on the folks still hitting the beach, attending church, running unnecessary errands because they're bored etc... I may have unwittingly written an anthem for the ignorant masses. So have fun, and please share whatever you come up with by tagging us while using #isolatecreate. We look forward to hearing what you've got!"
As extra incentive to participate, CHILD BITE and Housecore Records will reward their favorite three remixes! The number one pick will receive a CHILD BITE skate deck; two runners up will receive their choice of an LP, T-shirt, or tour poster. So snag the stems and upload your remix (YouTube, SoundCloud, Bandcamp, Facebook, etc.) by April 30th. Winners will be selected and notified May 1st. And don't forget to use the hashtag!
For more info and to grab the track go to: www.isolatecreate.com/child-bite.
CHILD BITE released their Blow Off The Omens full-length late last fall via Housecore Records. Captured by legendary engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana, Neurosis, The Jesus Lizard) and mixed by Grammy award-winning engineer Collin Dupuis (Tomahawk, Dr. John, Lana Del Rey), the nine-track offering is a leaner, meaner follow-up to the band's critically lauded 2016 full-length, Negative Noise. From the head bob-inducing, noise rock groove of "Vexed Life" to the Jello-Biafra-with-NoMeansNo-esque freight train that is "They All Look Away," Blow Off The Omens covers a lot of ground within its half-hour running time. Riffs indebted to both Piggy and Pig Champion root their way throughout the album like alt-metal/hardcore hogs on the hunt.
CHILD BITE's Blow Off The Omens is out now on CD, digital, and limited-edition vinyl formats. For physical orders, visit the Housecore store at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, go the CHILD BITE Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed.
"...if you wanna call CHILD BITE noise rock, you ain't wrong. But the most accurate term for this nine-song, thirty-minute installment of angular and skittish facebreaker is just fucking awesome." - Decibel Magazine
"...this new song, which closes the album and kinda sounds like Pere Ubu and The Jesus Lizard had a baby. It's as loud and noisy and weird as you'd hope for from CHILD BITE, and you can stream it in all its grimy glory..." - BrooklynVegan on Blow Off The Omens' title track
"...a punchy, pissed-off, and catchy collection of songs that were captured perfectly by esteemed engineer Steve Albini..." - New Noise Magazine
"...the band follows up 2016's Negative Noise with an album that retains the bands eccentric qualities, but packages it up in a sinewy, frenzied collection of songs that are among the most focused and deliberate of their career. ...Blow Off The Omens is CHILD BITE at their finest." - The Void Report